1 Identifying and Addressing the Gang Problem in Sampson County Sampson County Sheriff s Office 112 Fontana Street Clinton, NC (910) Office (910) FAX Sheriff Jimmy Thornton
2 OBJECTIVES: Look at a definition of a gang Look at prevention and intervention strategies Learn several indicators and risk factors of gangs in your community Explore tips of what can be done by parents, schools, and neighbors to prevent gang activity
3 WHAT IS A GANG? There is no nationally accepted definition, but most agree on the following elements: A group of three or more people These people share a common identifying sign, symbol, or name Gang members individually or collectively engage in an ongoing pattern of criminal or delinquent activity They are often between 12 and 24
4 NORTH CAROLINA S GANG DEFINITION a criminal street gang means any ongoing organization, association, or group of three or more persons, whether formal or informal, having one of its primary activities as the commission of a felony or violent misdemeanor offenses or delinquent acts that would be felonies or violent misdemeanors if committed by an adult, and having a common name or common identifying sign, colors or symbols
5 Elements of the NC Definition Group of three or more The group commits criminal activity. The group has at least a common name, sign, color or symbol.
6 True Statements About Gangs and Gang Members Females represent 10% of the population nationally. Locking up gang members, especially the young ones, is like sending them to criminal college. Some gangs are integrated as to race and ethnic background. Gangs are a problem for everyone.
7 True Statements About Gangs and Gang Members (Cont.) Juveniles join gangs in order to give themselves a sense of family. Juveniles join gangs because of the lure of the fantasy lifestyle. Some individuals join gangs because of anger and rebellion against society.
8 TYPES OF GANGS Traditional gangs Business/profit gangs White hate gangs Copy-cat gangs Delinquent social gangs
9 CONDITIONS THAT ENABLE GANGS TO GROW Socializing agents are ineffective Abundance of free and unstructured time Limited exposure and access to good jobs and careers A place to congregate, a well-defined neighborhood
10 Do we have a gang problem? Are our children at risk of joining a gang?
11 INDICATORS OF POSSIBLE GANG INVOLVEMENT Purchasing or desire to buy or wear clothing of all one color or style Changing appearance with special haircuts, eyebrow markings, or tattoos Using hand signs Gang graffiti on folders, desks, walls, and buildings Developing a bad attitude towards family, school, and authorities
12 INDICATORS OF POSSIBLE GANG INVOLVEMENT (Cont.) Withdrawing from family activities Changing friends; spending time with undesirable people Having more money or possessions Staying out later than usual Carrying weapons
13 HAND SIGNS Hand signs are used to show allegiance to a specific gang.
14 SYMBOLS & TATOOS Some gangs also use symbols to identity their gang. This gang is called Mara Salvatrucha, clique-centrales.
15 TATTOOS (Cont.)
16 IS ALL GRAFFITI GANG RELATED? No, some is Tagger graffiti. More artistic in nature.
17 GANG GRAFFITI Used to identify territory or turf.
18 GANG GRAFFITI (Cont.) Used to send messages. Gangs will paint over other gangs signs and symbols as a message of disrespect.
19 WHY DO INDIVIDUALS JOIN GANGS? Fun and excitement Identity and sense of belonging Peer pressure Financial gain/drugs Protection A family tradition A failure to understand what being in a gang means
20 WHO JOINS GANGS? Recruits generally range in age from 12 to 24 years Most members are boys, but 10 percent of all gang members are girls All ethnic groups and income levels are represented, and gangs are found in all parts of the country Certain risk factors increase the likelihood of gang involvement
21 ASSOCIATED RISK FACTORS Living in an area with a high level of gang activity, drug/alcohol use, available firearms Lack of a positive support system at home Violence against family members Exposure to TV shows, movies, and/or music that glorifies violence
22 ASSOCIATED RISK FACTORS (Cont.) Lack of alternative activities, such as community youth programs Lack of positive role models Low self-esteem and/or a sense of hopelessness about the future Poor decision-making and communication skills Too much unsupervised free time
23 ASSOCIATED RISK FACTORS (Cont.) Poor school achievement Problematic child-parent relationship Lack of respect for authority (parents, teachers, law enforcement officers) Family members who are or were gang members
24 RESPONDING TO A GANG PROBLEM Prevention Primary and secondary Intervention Suppression Reentry
25 Tips What Can Parents Do?
26 WHAT PARENTS CAN DO Be a positive role model. Do everything possible to involve your children in supervised, positive group activities. Praise your children for doing well and encourage them to do their very best. Get to know your children s friends and their parents.
27 WHAT PARENTS CAN DO (Cont.) Set limits for your children, and enforce them. Do not allow your children to dress in gang-style clothing, to practice gang hand signs, or to write gang graffiti on any surface, including their bodies. (It s not cute nor harmless!)
28 WHAT PARENTS CAN DO (Cont.) Know where your children are at all times, and schedule activities to occupy their free time. Get involved in your children s education, and encourage them to stay in school. Be active in the PTA. Teach your children to set positive goals, to hold high standards, and to prepare for a positive future.
29 WHAT PARENTS CAN DO (Cont.) Explain to your children that only a very small percentage of youth join gangs. Help your children to understand the natural consequences of being involved in a gang. The more connected a child is with family, school, community, and positive activities, the less likely he or she will be attracted to gangs.
30 Tips WHAT CAN SCHOOLS DO?
31 WHAT SCHOOLS CAN DO Identify at-risk students and students who are already gang members. Encourage them to participate in sports, drama, music, art, and other positive activities that will increase their confidence and sense of belonging. Don t allow anyone to wear gang clothing, paraphernalia, or other items associated with gang activity at school; don t permit gang hand signals. Photograph and remove all graffiti from the school grounds and property.
32 WHAT SCHOOLS CAN DO (Cont.) Promote after-school programs that address the prevention of violence. Work with parents, counselors, School Resource Officers, and school personnel to determine when intervention is necessary and what steps should be taken. Ensure that gang and drug prevention are part of the curricula, and present gang and drug awareness programs to parents.
33 WHAT NEIGHBORS CAN DO Get to know your neighbors and their children. Communicate. Maintain a standard for your neighborhood s appearance that tells gangs that they are not welcome. Work with your local law enforcement agency to develop a community strategy against gangs.
34 GETTING OUT OF A GANG Speak to a counselor, police officer, clergy, or other professionals about ways youth can create distance between themselves and the gang. Relocate. Get information about tattoo removal programs.
35 GANG RESOURCES OJJDP Summary: Youth Gang Programs and Strategies (Howell, 2000) Addressing Community Gang Problems: A Practical Guide (BJA, 1998)
36 GANG RESOURCES (Cont.) G.R.E.A.T Programs National Crime Prevention Council: Teens, Crime, and the Community National Youth Gang Center Latin American Youth Center National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center NC Gang Investigators Association
37 SPECIAL THANKS TO Fairfax County, VA Police Department & North Carolina Justice Academy for much of the material in this presentation
38 FOR MORE INFORMATION SAMPSON COUNTY SHERIFF S OFFICE 112 FONTANA STREET CLINTON, NC (910)
STREET GANG RECOGNITION AND AWARENESS Objectives: To inform teachers/adults in or out of the school system about gangs. To be able to identify gang members or those that want to be in gangs. (Wannabe s)
I S S U E Fall S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 1 PracticePerspectives The National Association of Social Workers 750 First Street NE Suite 700 Washington, DC 20002-4241 SocialWorkers.org Gangs: A Growing Problem
September 22, 2014 Florida Civil Citation Initiative Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Mark Greenwald, Chief of Research and Planning Theda Roberts, Florida Civil Citation Coordinator Title Goes Here
The Orange Police Department s gang unit, also known as T.A.R.G.E.T. (Tri Agency Resource Gang Enforcement Team), consists of one sergeant, three detectives, three street suppression investigators, one
Gang Awareness Guide RecognizetheSigns EVALUATE EDUCATE ELIMINATE NJ OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL JUVENILE JUSTICE COMMISSION RecognizetheSigns Introduction The New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission
Ingram/Schwarga 5 Home environment 5 Ready availability of drugs in high school (w/other students) 3 Lack of constructive activities not a lot to do 1 Being cool/peer Pressure 1 Physical abuse/sexual abuse
GANG VIOLENCE IN THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY Dispelling Myths, Facing Realities The following constitutes an Activity Report prepared in accordance with the California Penal Code, 925 and 928. It is for the
College Safety Offices North Campus Spring Student Center Room 5 Phone 85-4 South Campus Building 5 Room 5 Phone 85-6 City Campus Main Building Room Phone 85- For emergencies call 76-7-4545 or 9 www.ecc.edu
Youth and the Law Presented by The Crime Prevention Unit Objectives Explaining the juvenile justice system and the differences between it and the adult system. Discussing juveniles rights and responsibilities
1 DISCLAIMER The information and graphics displayed in this booklet are intended to assist law enforcement officers, teachers and parents in identifying gang symbols, graffiti and practices. The information
Juvenile Justice CJ 3650 Professor James J. Drylie Chapter 3 Measuring Juvenile Crime Fears related to juvenile crime reached new heights in the past two decades Fear remains high despite falling juvenile
Florida Gang Investigators Association A Parent/Teacher s Guide to Gang Identification and Recognition WWW.FGIA.COM Disclaimer The information in this document was compiled to enlighten parents and teachers
2014 Application Packet Session 1: July 7 th 11 th Session 2: August 11 th 15 th The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is offering high school students in Mecklenburg County the opportunity to experience
TEQUESTA 357 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, FL 33469 (561) 575-6210 CONTINUED PALM BEACH COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS 215 N. Olive Ave, Suite 118 (561) 355-3215 GANG VIOLENCE AND PALM BEACH COUNTY WEST PALM
8401 UNIVERSITY EXECUTIVE PARK DRIVE #102 Lieutenant Community Coordinator Community Coordinator Dave DJ Johnson Officer Bob Phelps Officer Jason Peetz 704-432-3900 704-432-3900 704-432-3900 firstname.lastname@example.org
Grandparents g n i s i RaGrandchildren The Teenage Years Have you noticed that being a grandparent changes when children become teens? Adolescence is a time of rapid growth in how a teen looks, acts, thinks,
Steven K. Bordin, Chief Probation Officer Probation Department Summary Mission Statement The mission of the Probation Department is prevention, intervention, education, and suppression service delivery
Police/School Resource Program Panel Discussion The presence of PSL s/sro s on school campuses has increased due to safety concerns School Shootings 1 Increase in Juvenile Crime: Early to Mid 90 s Without
A JUDICIAL CHECKLIST for Children and Youth Exposed to Violence Checklist Children Reflect What They See ARTWORK BY KATIE SCHULER FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAFE START CHECKLIST for Children and Youth
INTER-AGENCY AGREEMENT BETWEEN CITY OF LARAMIE, WYOMING, COUNTY ATTORNEY S OFFICE OF ALBANY, WYOMING, WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES AND THE ALBANY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 FOR EXCHANGE OF JUVENILE
GEORGIA SEX-OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND NOTIFICATION CONTACT INFORMATION Georgia Bureau of Investigation Georgia Crime Information Center 3121 Panthersville Road PO Box 370808 Decatur, GA 30037-0808 Telephone:
ESTACADA SCHOOL DISTRICT 108 STUDENT DRUG AND ALCOHOL PREVENTION PLAN OREGON ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS 581-022-0413 INTRODUCTION Estacada School District #108 has as its three year plan the development
Probation and Parole: A Primer for Law Enforcement Officers Bureau of Justice Assistance U.S. Department of Justice At the end of 2008, there were 4.3 million adults on probation supervision and over 800,000
The Annual Campaign for Greater Peoria Boys & Girls Clubs one day in the life of a child can make a huge impact on her future. one caring adult can create an unbreakable bond with a vulnerable child that
PERSONAL SAFETY FOR CHILDREN A GUIDE FOR PARENTS The data on abducted children contained in this report is taken from The Second National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway
Identifying and Mitigating High Risk Behaviors in Youths Objectives Learn how to identify youths participating in high risk behaviors Learn the necessary steps to address child s needs Percentage of all
Running Head: COUNCIL ON ACCREDITATION, INNOVATIVE PRACTICES AWARD 1 Council on Accreditation Innovative Practices Award ICAN Peer Leadership Innovative Recruitment & Retention Practices Christy McClendon
Teen Runaways The National Runaway Switchboard, an organization that takes calls and helps kids who have run away or are thinking of running away, estimates there are 2 million teens between the ages of
STANDARD PRACTICE MEMORANDUM HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT DIRECTIVE AND INFORMATION SYSTEM MEMO NO. 7504.1B SUBJECT: RELEASE DATE: July 20, 2005 DISTRIBUTION: A, G Criminal History Background Checks
Alaska Natives Combating Substance Abuse and Related Violence Through Self-Healing: A Report for the People Appendix A Bristol Bay Women s Conference Draft Recommendations to Stop Violence Recommendations
Steven K. Bordin, Chief Probation Officer Probation Department Summary Mission Statement The mission of the Probation Department is prevention, intervention, education, and suppression service delivery
INTRODUCTION Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to creating a safe, welcoming school community that stimulates intellectual curiosity, fosters respect for individual differences, inspires and enables
Shelby County Board of Education GANGS AND NON-SCHOOL RELATED SOCIAL CLUBS 6030 Issued Date: 08/26/10 Revised: 06/11/13 I. PURPOSE To prohibit the activities of gangs and other organizations that engage
April 2012 Trends in Arrests for Child Pornography Possession: The Third National Juvenile Online Victimization Study (NJOV 3) Abstract Arrests for the possession of child pornography (CP) increased between
JUVENILE JUNCTION ALCOHOL AND DRUG PREVENTION AND TREATMENT PROGRAMS IN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY SUMMARY According to the San Luis Obispo County Drug and Alcohol Services Division of the Behavioral Health
Washington State Institute for Public Policy EVALUATING EARLY INTERVENTION IN WASHINGTON STATE JUVENILE COURTS: A Six-Month Progress Report January 1997 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The 1996 Washington State Legislature
Columbus Police Division Directive EFFECTIVE NUMBER Aug. 01, 1987 3.04 REVISED TOTAL PAGES Jun. 30, 2015 9 Handling of Juveniles I. Introduction A. The Division is committed to the development and continuance
National Recreation and Park Association Recommended Guidelines for Credentialing Volunteers Background Screening Practices The National Recreation and Park Association has reviewed the resources of the
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University 2010 1 The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University The only national organization that
Selected Findings from the Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2014 CEBCP Symposium, August 17, 2015 Simone A. Robers Associate Director, Education Institute for Public Research, CNA Today! Importance
Parks, Recreation & Community Services Budget Summary Category Budget Services 6,859,828 12,930,258 Capital Outlay 322,000 Total Parks, Recreation & Community Services 20,112,086 Program Budget Administration
KNOW YOUR RECORD What Teens Should Know About Their Delinquency Record Law Office of Julianne M. Holt Public Defender, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida 700 East Twiggs Street, Fifth Floor P.O. Box
Dallas Police Department Computer Crimes Unit Cyber-Bullying Sexting And Criminal Consequences Prepared by Detective Russell Stephens Computer Crimes Unit Dallas Police Department 214-671-3545 Cyber-bullying
It s time to shift gears on criminal justice VOTER TOOLKIT 2014 Who are the most powerful elected officials most voters have never voted for? ANSWER: Your District Attorney & Sheriff THE POWER OF THE DISTRICT
SPRING 2010 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CENTER OF EXCELLENCE ON YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE Fact Sheet YOUTH GANGS by Tia Kim, Pedro R. Payne, Carly Dierkhising. Introduction
BRIEF I Setting the Stage: Juvenile Justice History, Statistics, and Practices in the United States and North Carolina Ann Brewster Most states juvenile justice systems have two main goals: increased public
SFY 2015 STATE JUVENILE DIVERSION AWARDS Project Period: July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015 FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT District Attorney's Office, 1st Judicial District Juvenile Diversion Program Funds $17,880 The
OFFICE OF THE STATE PUBLIC DEFENDER ATTORNEY S EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUESTIONNAIRE Name: First Middle Last Address: _ Business _ Home Business Phone: _ Other phone _ E-mail: Are you currently collecting
TO: FROM: RE: Manson School District Volunteer Applicants Human Resources Department Volunteer Applicant Procedures Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Manson School District. School and
MINIMUM STANDARDS for YOUTH SPORTS in Dare County PURPOSE/GOALS/OBJECTIVES WHY Minimum Standards of Youth Sports in Dare County? Why do we want to have minimum standards in youth sports? To enhance the
04-05 Annual Report Mecklenburg County Women s Commission Main Office 700 North Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28202 704-336-3210 NOVA Office 3623 Latrobe Drive Charlotte, NC 28211 704-336-4344 Annual Report
THE LAW AND YOU 15-1 Each state has particular laws that deal with acts usually committed by young people. Just because someone is under the age of 17 (considered a juvenile) does not mean that laws do
Intensive Home Based Supervision IHBS Chapter 35 Overview of Intensive Home Based Supervision Programs Intensive Home Based Supervision (IHBS) programs provide youth on probation with structured supervision
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY INFORMATION SHEET PROTECTIVE FACTORS AND THE SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY INFORMATION SHEET Some young people who are exposed to multiple risk factors do not become substance
Celebrating 24 Years of Service to Our Communities Summer CAMP School Assemblies After-School Programs UPAC Circa 2000 Los Angeles County Sheriff Department Los Angeles County District Attorney Los Angeles
Executive Summary Under a grant from the National Institute of Justice, the Institute for Law and Justice (ILJ) has conducted an assessment of state prosecution of criminal street gangs. This assessment
Ensuring Sustainability: Funding Strategies for Drug Courts SONYA L. HARPER * The long term viability of drug court programs can be a challenge for problem solving court practitioners. Once implementation
Discrimination and Racism Research Project Digital Bridge Academy 1 Team Members Jose Ayala (co-leader) Fred Barnett Esther Campos (co-leader) Tony Fernandez Will Lopez Martha Ortega Thure Nilmeier (co-leader)
for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice or Foster Care System The Technical Assistance and Training Program for Mentoring System-Involved Youth A mentor can change the life of a young person involved
San Antonio Police Department Youth Crime Service Unit GANG AWARENESS A Handbook for Parents, Teachers, and Concerned Citizens 1 WHAT IS A GANG? A group of people who form an alliance for a common purpose
1 Liability Report Number: LB-10-66 Release Date: August 6, 2015 Section Title: General Information Abstract School violence not only has a direct impact on students, but also on educators, parents, and
Victim Assistance Program Walterboro Police Department Dedicated to providing advocacy, services, and referrals when the e crime occurs, during the investigation, and through participation in the t criminal
Law, Public Safety and Security Careers www.nwtc.edu AFFORDABLE EDUCATION FOR HIGH TECH CAREERS Programs Protect people, property and businesses in law, public safety and security. Some careers in this
Information For Victims of Domestic Violence If you are a victim of domestic violence, and the police respond to assist you, they are required by law to read certain portions of this "booklet to you. An
Title I, Part D, Subpart 2 For Local Educational Agencies Program Guidelines Purpose The purpose of this federal funding is to support the operation of local educational agency (LEA) programs that involve
Information about Bullying and Suicide Definition of Bullying Although definitions vary, most agree that bullying involves: Attack or intimidation with the intention to cause fear, distress, or harm that
New Horizons Regional Education Centers (C&T) 1 st /Marking Period Course Introduction/ Introduction to New Horizons Handout & Lecture Safety and Safe Practices TDI8702-04.001; TDI8702-04.002; TDI8702-04.003
STUDENT THREAT ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Level I Screening Protocol This protocol is to be used by staff who have been trained through Level I Screening In-service. The results of this survey do
School Safety and Youth Violence Prevention Services Customized Services All-Hazards Plan Development and Review Climate and Safety Assessments Emergency Drill and Exercise Facilitation and Review Monitoring
DISTRICT ATTORNEY S OFFICE OCTOBER 1 ST, 2013 2014 BUDGET Denver District Attorney Strategic Overview Mission: To professionally and completely prosecute crimes and investigate potential crimes on behalf
CITY OF BURNSVILLE, MINNESOTA POLICE DEPARTMENT 100 Civic Center Parkway Burnsville, Minnesota 55337 952-895-4600 Fax 952-895-4640 Eric J Gieseke Chief of Police IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR COMPLETEING PERMIT
Juvenile Justice CJ 3650 Professor James J. Drylie Week 15 Special Populations Kids will be kids. When does problem behavior separate kids from just being kids? The uniqueness of juveniles within the general
Evaluation of Peer Court, Inc.: 1993-2001 Statistics and Recidivism Andrew Rasmussen, M.A. Department of Psychology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Presented to the Board of Directors of Peer
Youth Violence Youth Violence is the 4th leading cause of death in young people worldwide. 200,000 die each year. The Health Sector Role in Prevention and Response What is youth violence? Youth violence:
NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY DIVISION OF ADULT CORRECTION AND JUVENILE JUSTICE Community Corrections Director, Anne L. Precythe Director and State level managers are in Raleigh Who we are.statewide
The Murphy Roadmap: Criminal Justice Reform Paid for by Friends of Patrick Murphy. PAGE 2 THE MURPHY ROADMAP: CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM The Murphy Roadmap: Criminal Justice Reform We need to restore balance
Utah Board of Juvenile Justice Disproportionate Minority Contact Subcommittee DMC Evidence-Based, Best Practices Intervention Report June 2014 by Moises Prospero, Ph.D. Institute for Innovative Justice
CHAPTER 8 Domestic Violence Laws and the Illinois Domestic Violence Act Although clergy and other spiritual leaders may not be directly involved in the legal procedures described below, it is important
Healthy Living Grade 7 Resources Page 1 of 6 Title: Kids in the Know Feb. 2011 Description: Kids in the Know is an interactive safety education program for increasing the personal safety of children and
PROJECT HIVIS HOME INVOLVED VIOLENCE INTERVENTION STRATEGIES NEWS CONFERENCE OCTOBER 8, 2015 MEDIA PACKAGE Statement Chief Harry Earle, Gloucester Township Police Department The centers for disease control
Police in America Chapter Five Police Officers I: Entering Police Work 2011 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. The Changing American Police Officer 40 years ago Most officers were white,
MANVEL POLICE DEPARTMENT Community Watch A Guide for Starting and Maintaining a Community Watch It is the mission of the to provide a safe environment for all citizens to work, live, and play. This mission
Phoenix House Academy of Los Angeles at Lake View Terrace, CA Operating under the auspices of the Phoenix Houses of Los Angeles, Inc., Phoenix House Academy at Lake View Terrace (LVT) provides a strength-based,
Potty/Toilet Training Information Sheet Page 1 of 3 Revised 2/14/2008 CHILD DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION & TIPS SHEET: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Disclaimer: The following information was compiled for First 5 LA Parent
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS PROBLEM What is the problem for Dallas County? Leaving children and youth unsupervised, either after school from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. or when school is not in session, leads to negative