101182: Strategic Risk-Based Response to Youth Gangs

Journal of Juvenile Justice

About the Course:

This article presents a framework for a Strategic Risk-Based Response to Youth Gangs that can be adopted even without full community wide collaboration and regardless of whether the primary focus is prevention, intervention, suppression, or a combination of these methods. This course covers adobe pages 22-40 only.

Journal/Publisher:

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Publication Date:

September 2004

Authors

Phelan A. Wyrick; James C. Howell

About the Authors:

Phelan A. Wyrick, Ph.D., is the Gang Coordinator at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

James C. Howell, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Researcher at the National Youth Gang Center in Tallahassee, Florida.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about a strategic risk-based response to youth gangs. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the different types of gang risk factors.

  2. Explain the importance of strategic program planning for youth gangs.

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