Anti-gang program in Denver draws Justice Department’s attention

Felisa Cardona (The Denver Post) | October 26, 2011

Eradicating 78 gangs in Denver isn’t going to happen simply by locking people up and throwing away the key.

Gang prevention, intervention and suppression must work together to keep the problem under control and move people out of the criminal lifestyle, said Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole, who was visiting the city Tuesday.

“You can’t just fight it by arresting people and throwing them in jail,” he said during remarks at CMS Community School in southwest Denver.

Cole came from Washington in support of a U.S. Department of Justice-funded program aimed at reducing gangs in Denver.

The Gang Reduction Initiative of Denver was started by city officials four years ago and particularly targets youth and families with multiple generations affiliated with gangs.

City and state officials from police to probation to parole have met with leaders of parks and recreation, mental-health agencies and schools to find creative ways to fight the gang problem.

Read more at: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_19193960

Posted by on Oct 26 2011. 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
  • Bibliography on street gangs for the gang researcher
  • Cal State Long Beach T-Shirt from “Oldest Bloods” Series
  • Four Pacc Crips car alliance
  • SG Music Group
  • Crip Gangs
  • Bloods
  • Asian Gangs
  • Forums
  • Shop
  • Injunctions
  • Contact information streetgangs.com
  • Resources
  • Contact