Intervention for Pregnant Gang Members


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Essay #: 061852
Total text length is 7,998 characters (approximately 5.5 pages).

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This paper shall examine the societal problem of young adolescent female gang involvement and intervention methods for pregnant or young mothers. It will review the three main times when intervention would be most effective, prior to gang involvement, at the time of their pregnancy when most leave gangs, or in conjunction with the criminal justice system to avoid recidivism. The problem of societal denial of the female gang problem is also explored, noting that there is an inherent belief that the gang problem is sole associated with male offenders.
Intervention for Pregnant Gang Members
Young adolescent women are not the stereotype that comes to mind when the problem of youth gang violence is discussed. However there is a growing...
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