Monday, July 11, 2011

Getting serious about youth and gang/crew violence

I assert we know how to prevent and effectively intervene in youth and gang/crew violence in the District of Columbia.   Yet it seems the preferred responses to the violence are hand wringing, wailing and vigil holding.   If any of these worked, they would have worked long ago to stop the violence.

My new analysis Getting serious about youth and gang/crew violence (PDF) (UPDATE: Document, without typos identified by Rob Fleming, is now posted! 7/11 11:25 am) presents what practice and research show have to happen to prevent and successfully intervene in youth and gang/crew violence.   The outstanding question really is whether residents, stakeholders and elected officials has what it takes to stop the violence.

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