Targeting youth at risk for gang involvement: Validation of a gang risk assessment to support individualized secondary prevention☆

  title={Targeting youth at risk for gang involvement: Validation of a gang risk assessment to support individualized secondary prevention☆},
  author={Karen Hennigan and Kathy A. Kolnick and Flor Vindel and Cheryl L. Maxson},
  journal={Children and Youth Services Review},
A major challenge in economically marginalized neighborhoods across the United States and around the world is the proliferation of local street gangs and the violence they perpetuate. While estimates vary from place to place, in the United States approximately 10% to 19% of youth between the ages of 12 and 16 are likely to join a local street gang in these high-risk areas. While a substantial proportion of those who join a gang drop out relatively quickly (within a year or so), others remain… Expand
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