|Our Goals and Objectives:
Goal 1: To provide an evidenced based gang education,
identification, and prevention program.
Objective: To develop a consistent gang prevention model to be
utilized by all our referral agencies and to evaluate the model
- 80% of youths enrolled at partner agencies will
participate in the gang prevention model
- 80% of the youths served will complete pre and post tests
at the start and conclusion of the gang prevention model
- 75% of the youths enrolled in services will report no
personal gang involvement by the end of services provided
Goal 2: To form further collaborative partnerships
Objective: To strengthen coordination efforts within
and among referral agencies.
- 80% of clients referred for services from among coalition
agencies will be enrolled in a program suitable for addressing
- 80% of individuals referred for services from other than
then agencies will be enrolled in a program suitable for
addressing their issue(s).
- 85% of clients served will be followed up on, and will not
be discharged from services until every effort is made to
assist them with the identified issue(s).
Goal 3: To provide comprehensive and coordinated
services to meet the needs of at-risk families
Objective: To work with community, public and private
agencies in an attempt to assist
families seeking services.
- 95% of the youths and families referred to GXG and their
associates will be offered the service(s) identified on the
intake application or be referred to a more appropriate agency
- 80% of school aged youths that are in need of an after
school program will be offered placement at one of the
- 80% of parents referred for substance abuse services will
be connected to a cooperative agency site within their
community or referred to a provider that is able to offer
GXG has worked predominantly in Virginia with the youth and
the families of the multiples of ‘wanna be’ gangsters at-risk to
gang recruitment. They have also participated in workshops and
training to build outreach centers and support work being
initiated by local groups, many of whom have partnerships with
local and state Government agencies, who are addressing Gang
Influenced and/or Involvement, in D.C., Maryland, Michigan, New
York, Florida, North Carolina, Oregon, Louisiana, Scotland,
England and Nigeria.
The main Reasons for joining gangs usually revolve around the
need for friendship, protection and excitement.
Statistics for our Region
- The average age of the Street Gang member is between the
ages of 14 and 18.
- Race breakdown: 52% African American, 26% White, 6%
Hispanic, 5% Asian
- 34% of the detention center juvenile population are gang
- 66% of gang members were middle school age (12-14) when
they joined the gang.
- 29% of the gang/group members were not actively involved
- 42% dropped out of school; 20% were expelled
- 86% of the gang/group members were male
Types of Criminal Activity that Street Gangs Engage In:
- 81% drug sales, 71% aggravated assaults, 80% fight other
gangs, 57% spray paint graffiti, 55% motor vehicle theft, 59%
vandalism ** (Statistics from The Study of Youth
Gangs by Kimberly J. Echelberger)
Educational Characteristics of Gang Youth
- 40% or more of the youth met the criteria for special
- 50% of all youth in “the system” scored at least 3 years
below their chronological age on language achievement scores
- 40% of the youth lived with a single parent (mother only)
- 19% to 30% of the girls in gang lifestyles reported
physical abuse in the home
- 25% of the females reported sexual abuse in the home
- On average 13% of the girls and 18% of the boys are