Caught in the Crossfire: Arresting Gang Violence by Investing in Kids

Posted: January 31, 2011 in Uncategorized

The images are haunting, fathers and mothers grieving as they bury their sons and daughters because of gang violence. Mourning relatives at funerals and candlelight community vigils fill our television screens and newspaper front pages. Gang violence in America is once again on the rise. Nationwide gang homicides are up an alarming 50 percent since 1999. Serious violent criminals need to be arrested, convicted and locked up. But in order to curb gang violence we must find ways to intervene and offer alternatives to the gang lifestyle in order to save at-risk children before it’s too late. Find out more at:

http://www.nursefamilypartnership.org/assets/PDF/Journals-and-Reports/fight-crime-invest-in-kids-gangreport

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