The purpose of this study was to qualitatively examine the factors that contribute to Latino Former Gang Members' decision in becoming Community Service Providers and the challenges faced in serving at-risk youth. The sample consisted of 12 self-identified Latino former gang members.
The participants cited various reasons for becoming Community Service Providers including wanting to help the community and youth, out of penance and guilt, and having family and professional encouragement. Among the challenges serving at-risk youth included the youth not being ready to change, resistance and denial from parents, youth fatality, lack of commitment by the youth to begin and complete services, and parents wanting quick results. The participants recommended that successful intervention program need to offer job training, recreational activities, education, workshops, including life skill training, anger management, and parenting classes, and tattoo removal needed to be offered.
More research is needed on gang intervention programs.
|Advisor:||Ranney, Molly J.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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