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Participants will be able to: -Define a “gang” -Identify gang structure -Identify the types of gangs -Examine reasons why kids join gangs.

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2 Participants will be able to: -Define a “gang” -Identify gang structure -Identify the types of gangs -Examine reasons why kids join gangs

3 A gang is a group or association of three or more persons who have common identifying signs, symbols, and name and who individually or collectively engage in criminal activity.

4 - Self admission -Tattoo/marks that are gang affiliated -Possession of gang paraphernalia -Information from law enforcement agencies -Correspondence retrieved gang affiliated material) -Gang group photos

5 Leadership roles are gained by dominance of one person over other members. Gang members are placed in the following categories: 1.“O.G. or Original Gangster” 2.“Hard-Core Members” 3.“Regular Members/Associates

6 “Bloods” “Neta” “Crips” “Five Percenters” “Latin Kings” “Aryan Brother” “Gangster Disciples” “Motor Cycle” “MS 13” “18 Street”

7 1. Poor Parenting Skills 2.Family History of Gang Involvement 3.Early Anti-Social Behavior 4.Poor Academic Achievement 5.Displaying Low Self Esteem 6.Associating with others 7.Protection 8.Drugs/Alcohol

8 N.J. Gang Related Legislation Gangs are no longer Urban problems Know what to look for when dealing with students Early intervention is important

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11 Last death from fire in NJ was 1947 Gang deaths constant When were schools closed down for gang? Gangs have been around Throw out the term wannabee you either are or are not What is a gang Why should I be concerned Gang membership is an addiction worst scenario is family tradtion When you see lots of bandanaa something is about to happen Gang colors must be worn somewhere om the person Newark is ground zero for the Bloods Lahata is hispanic gang second to bloods ocean count very transient commiting crimes on their own culture it is underground

12 Buck fifty is a sign of pride If there are gangs in your community there are gangs in your school 99% of gang members in school are involved in narcotics The only color that matters in gangs is money West coast gangs was socio economic nj gangs are from greed Social issue of gangs in my school must be nuetrlized you must advocate your authority not abdicate authority Colectie effort in school watching colors in school If you don’t address it you are promoting a culture of fear and violence School must have a gang policy in school notify parent and address it.kids understand limits Do not be confrontational With dicipline problems non confrontational

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