Jacob Rascon and Dave Douglass
NBC Los Angeles
May 22, 2012
San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies will begin talking to Apple Valley third-graders this fall to get an early jump on keeping youth out of gangs.
Authorities said the program was prompted by a trend of children as young as five years old getting involved in gangs. They attribute that to a lack of family structure and, in some cases, hereditary gang membership where a child’s father or brother are involved in gang activity.
The program will include special assemblies, classroom chats and life-skills workshops.
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This article was posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 8:12 am
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