The purpose of this project was to write a grant to fund a gang prevention program for youth involved with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). The target population is 20 youth ages 11-13 who live in the Los Angeles Pico Union area served by the agency Homies Unidos. An extensive review of empirical research was performed to investigate the best way to prevent gang membership. Mentoring programs, parenting support, after-school programs, and case management services were found to be both feasible and effective for preventing delinquency and ultimately gang membership among these at-risk youth. The goals of the program consist of enhancing family functioning, increasing prosocial peer associations, improving academic achievement, and providing effective case management. Both formative and outcome program evaluations are planned. Actual submission of and/or funding of this grant proposal was not required for successful completion of this project.
|Commitee:||Potts, Marilyn, Ranney, Molly|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Public policy|
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