Interrupting the Flow of Young People Into Organized Crime or Gangs

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Purpose

The purpose of the In It Together program is to disrupt and interrupt the flow of young people (ages 12 – 30) into organized crime or gangs.

Criteria for Referrals

Youth:

  • Youth (ages 12 – 30) whose peers or home environment put them at risk of or currently involved in:
  • Criminal activities/behaviour
  • Violent/aggressive behaviour
  • And/or
  • Selling drugs (at school or in the community)
  • Delivering drugs/packages for dealers
  • May have been previously charged
  • May have served a sentence in a youth or adult institution (re-entering into the community)

Families:

  • May need support meeting basic needs, may live in poverty, inadequate housing conditions, low income etc.
  • May have violence or high conflict in the home
  • Family members may be criminally involved (including extended family)
  • Parents in need of parenting skills, life skills, or support.
  • Parents may struggle with physical or mental health disability
  • Youth do not need to be gang or criminally involved (for prevention support)
  • Have children between the ages of 12 – 24

Referrals received from the community. Due to limited funding, we are only able to provide limited services and youth may have to be placed on a waitlist for services.

For more information contact:

Alison Gutrath, Community Coordinator
Alison.Gutrath@AbbotsfordCommunityServices.com or 604.853.1582 local 227

Video Series

End Gang Life: Myths & Realities

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