New Blog Post – It’s About Time: Prevention and Intervention Services for Gang-Affiliated Girls

New Blog Post – It’s About Time: Prevention and Intervention Services for Gang-Affiliated Girls

July 23, 2012 | by 

Although a substantial number of girls are involved with gangs, gang prevention and intervention services are not designed with girls in mind. As Kevin Grant, a service provider working with girls in gangs, notes, “A lot of the [gang prevention and intervention] programs that are available do not fully support the needs of girls in gangs.” Girls in gangs require services that respond to their unique experiences and needs.

Although a substantial number of girls are involved with gangs, gang prevention and intervention services are not designed with girls in mind. As Kevin Grant, a service provider working with girls in gangs, notes, “A lot of the [gang prevention and intervention] programs that are available do not fully support the needs of girls in gangs.” Girls in gangs require services that respond to their unique experiences and needs. In response to this service gap, NCCD wrote “It’s About Time: Prevention and Intervention Services for Gang-Affiliated Girls,” NCCD’s recent publication of Focus.

In our latest blog post, NCCD’s Livier Gutierrez describes the findings and resources offered in this Focus.