Tags:From the Winston-Salem Journal:
Intervention programs and the need for a standardized program within the state's public school system were the topics of discussion as a task force created by Gov. Bev Perdue to battle criminal gangs met for the first time Thursday.Read the full article
The group, which included state judges, educators, legislators, local politicians, state appointed leaders and members of law enforcement, also discussed the creation of an intervention program designed to thwart recruitment and gang activity in state prisons.
The latest assessment by the N.C. Governor's Crime Commission in March estimated that there are more than 15,000 gang members in North Carolina. Nearly 94 percent are male, and 68 percent are African-American.