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Talking To Youth About Gangs
Courtesy of http://www.nationalgangcenter.gov
Adults often feel uncomfortable discussing sensitive issues like gangs and violencewith young people. However, if youth are encountering gangs in the school or community,they need opportunities to talk candidly abou these issues with adults. The significance of an anti-gang message increases when it comes
from a person who has a caring relationship with the youth. Here are some factors thatadults should keep in mind when talking about gang-related issues with youth:
1. Start at the youth’s level of understanding.
What is he/she aware of? What is he/
she seeing at home, in the neighborhood,
and at school? It is important to be
sensitive to the youth’s level of awareness
in order to avoid alarming young people
who may be less aware of gang problems, or
downplaying a problem of deep concern.
2. Take a strong, no-tolerance stand against gangs
and violence. Youth should not be allowed to
glorify gang activity, dress in gang-style clothing,
or use gang-related slang or insults during school
hours or during program activities.
3. Talk about the negative effects of gang
membership on youth, their families, friends,
schools, and communities. These may include
the following: increased risk of injury to oneself
or family members/friends, difficulties in school,
pressure to commit criminal acts, and
consequences of committing criminal acts
(incarceration, lack of future job opportunities,
causing harm to others).
4. Emphasize to youth that their choices matter
because their happiness and well-being are
important not only to themselves but to the
people who care about them. Emphasize to youth
that they are responsible for their own choices,
and make them aware of the consequences that
they may face.
5. Try to incorporate discussions about positive life
choices into everyday conversations.
6. Help youth to think through conflicting messages
about gangs and violence. Youth who have been
exposed to violence in movies, music, television,
and video games may have detached and
unrealistic perceptions about violence. Adults
should confront these false ideas and help
youth understand that acts of violence have
long-lasting effects on individuals, families,
7. Emphasize the youth’s good qualities. Many
youth who are already involved in gangs or
delinquency receive negative feedback every
day. Try to emphasize the youth’s special
attributes, skills, and efforts to make good
decisions. Be specific in your praise, rather
than general, and point out good choices: “It
is very impressive how you handled that conflict
so maturely. You could have become angry, but
you were able to maintain your control and
8. Consistency is key. Youth need to hear consistent
messages about gangs delivered by the adults
they know well: parents, teachers, coaches,
neighbors, and religious leaders.
9. Remain accessible and involved with youth. Longterm,
caring relationships with adults provide
youth with an incentive and a support network to
stay out of gangs.
GANGS OF MAJOR CITIES
This information is intended as a generalized overview. The gang landscape is constantly changing .
We do not endorse any of the criminal enterprises listed below.
3.4 Corner Gangster Bloods
6.Blood Stone Villains
7.Brick City Brims
9.Crenshaw Mafia Gangster Bloods
11.Gangster Killer Bloods
13.Mad Stones Bloods
15.No Limit Soldiers
17.Rollin 20s Outlaws
18.Sex Money Murder
19.Avalon Gangster Crips, Ivory Hill
20.Broadway Gangster Crips, 52
21.East Coast Crips
22.Eight Tray Gangster Crips
23.Grape Street Watts Crip
24.Home Boy Crimino 211 Gang
25.Hoover Gangster Crips, 52
26.Hoover Crip Gang, 74
27.Hoover Crip Gang, 112
28.Hoover Crip Gang, 83
30.Lil Blue Devils
31.Main Street Mafia Crips, 98
32.Original Gangster Crips
33.Play Boy Gangster Crips
34.Raymond Aves Crips
35.Rollin 30s Original Harlem Godfather Crips
36.Rollin 40s Neighborhood Crips
37.Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips
38.School Yard Crips
39.Domincans Dont Play
40.Mara Salvatrucha 13