Police start gang prevention in the third grade

KNBC | September 20, 2012

California’s San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies will begin talking to Apple Valley third-graders this fall to get an early jump on keeping youth out of gangs.

Authorities said the program was prompted by a trend of children as young as five years old getting involved in gangs.

They attribute that to a lack of family structure and, in some cases, hereditary gang membership where a child’s father or brother are involved in gang activity.

The program will include special assemblies, classroom chats and life-skills workshops.

“It’s going to take partnerships for us to tackle these kinds of problems,” said Tom Hoegerman, Apple Valley school superintendent.

“It’s the perfect time to help them make good choices,” Hoegerman said.

There are hundreds of confirmed gang members in Apple Valley and deputies hope the new program will help cut off the supply of new members.

Source article: http://www.wcsh6.com/news/national/article/215734/44/Police-start-gang-prevention-in-the-third-grade

Posted by on Sep 20 2012. Filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply

*

Search Archive

Search by Date
Search by Category
Search with Google

Photo Gallery

Log in |
  • Home
  • Hispanic Gangs
  • Homies Figures – The Original Homies
  • Prison Gangs
  • The Inside Man – Confidential Informant, Los Angeles Gangs & the LAPD
  • Email
  • Connecticut Drug Threat Assessment report – 2003
  • Dianne Feinstein Report, The Gang Prevention and Effective Deterrence Act: Combating the Spread of Gang Violence – 2003
  • National Alliance of Gang Investigators 2005
  • L.A. Area Terrorized by Marauding Youngsters
  • Other Cities
  • Three persons were killed by shotgun blast in hotel on Vermont Avenue, 1979
  • Jamiel’s Law, proposed by Mayoral candiate Walter Moore
  • MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA, CHIEF BRATTON, AND LOCAL AND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ANNOUNCE MAJOR CRACKDOWN ON L.A. STREET GANGS
  • Los Angeles Police Gang Enforcement Initiaitives – 2007
  • My Kingdom Come – 2015
  • Passing of Vincent A Alonso
  • SG Music Group
  • Crip Gangs
  • Bloods
  • Asian Gangs
  • Forums
  • Shop
  • Injunctions
  • Contact information streetgangs.com
  • Resources
  • Contact