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House Committee on Education and the WorkforceEarly Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary EducationIntroducedJuly 11th, 2013
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Community-Based Gang Intervention Act
To provide definitions of terms and services related to community-based gang intervention to ensure that funding for such intervention is utilized in a cost-effective manner and that community-based agencies are held accountable for providing holistic, integrated intervention services, and for other purposes.
Community-Based Gang Intervention Act - Expresses the sense of Congress that the United States should acknowledge and address social conditions such as poverty, homelessness, inadequate educational systems, and limited economic opportunities in developing a comprehensive gang violence reduction strategy. Amends the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 to: (1) require the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to award grants to nonprofit community-based gang intervention agencies to provide services for reducing and stopping gang-related and gang-motivated violence and crime, (2) include representatives of community-based gang intervention agencies in juvenile justice and delinquency prevention advisory groups established by state plans, and (3) include community-based gang intervention and prevention activities in state and local grant programs for delinquency prevention.
Gangs are a big problem in many countries. They commit a wide variety of higher level crimes including but not limited to rape, homicide, burglary, intrusion, assault and battery, theft, identity theft, fraud, etc. If we address some of the causes of gangs like poverty, poor education, poorly designed neighborhoods, etc, which are mentioned in criminological theories such as social disorganization theory, differential association theory, general strain theory, and social bond theory. then perhaps we can see to getting rid of some them. This big step in the right direction, which could reduce the number of gangs found in the U.S.