Preliminary Results of a Gang Intervention Program for Juveniles in Secure Care

Christine Tartaro, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Youth gangs have been receiving increased attention from the media and law enforcement in the Northeastern United States. One northeastern state began implementation of a gang intervention curriculum in a secure care facility in 2003. Two hundred male juveniles were placed in treatment or comparison groups. Pre-tests and post-tests were administered to both groups in an effort to compare them on their opinions and knowledge. Other instruments and data collection procedures are being used to collect more information on participants' knowledge, attitudes and actual behavior and will be presented at a later date.

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Updated 05/20/2006