YOUTH VOICE JOURNAL

Youth Voice Journal (YVJ) is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people. YVJ is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and ranked by Scopus. (c) IARS Publications ISSN 2056-2969

Tiwana, N. and Winterdyk J. (2012) Environmental Scan of Gang Exit Initiatives: A North American Perspective

Recent evidence has indicated the importance of addressing youth gang membership and how to assist or facilitate their possible exiting before the members become fully entrenched into the youth gang lifestyle. This environmental scan highlights key strategies that gang intervention programmes in North America have employed to help gang members desist from the gang. This was accomplished through a comprehensive review of the programmes from the internet and one interview with a project manager. The environmental scan found that many programmes have adopted the ‘wraparound’ philosophy and are collaborating with organisations in the community to effectively address the gang members’ complex needs. This paper concludes with recommendations to develop responsive interventions and programmes for this population.

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About Youth Voice Journal

Youth Voice Journal is an international, multidisciplinary, refereed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people. In particular, the Journal aims to: - provide a medium, especially for young researchers and young academics, to inform debates around social policy through high quality research; - provide a platform for the intellectual exchange of ideas around the globe with the aim of influencing policies and practices; - actively encourage and aide those young people whose voice is rarely heard by policy makers to contribute to the journal. Youth Voice Journal is published by IARS Publications and edited by Dr. Theo Gavrielides.

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Youth Voice Journal is published by IARS Publications, an independent small publisher specialising in social and political sciences 14 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, London SE16 7PL, UK. (c) IARS Publications.

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