“After being shot by another gang member, I realize that I am putting my mother and younger brother in danger, and I need to get out.” – 15 year old
Gangs can be hazardous to your health. LAPD reports an average of 500-700 gang-related murders every year. About half the victims of gang-related killings are innocent people, many of them children.
There are organizations that can help you get OUT, if you want out, or if you know someone who wants out. They’re listed below. Don’t put off calling.
323-758-7203Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center
Office M-F 9am-6pm; Program M-F 2pm-6pm
Ages 8-18 years. Afterschool program + summer camp. Offers tutoring, computer classes, recreation, and field trips. Offer violence prevention program, college prep classes (free if you qualify)
A gang violence recovery, counseling, rage resolution and tattoo removal program.
Free programs including job training and job placement. Assists at risk youth and former gang-involved members of our community through a variety of services in response to their multiple needs.
213-480-4200Soledad Enrichment Action (SEA)
FREE Services on gang prevention. Bilingual. Check website for location near you. Employment services, tutoring, gang intervention.
Young adults who have experienced violence in their own lives are trained to become peer educators and advocates in the field of violence prevention. Youth Alive Caught in the Crossfire intervention program.