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What Risks do African Youth Face of Gang Involvement? A Community Needs Assessment in Multnomah County
Center to Advance Racial Equity Publications and Reports
  • Marie-Elena Reyes, Portland State University
  • Ann Curry-Stevens, Portland State University
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  • Gangs -- Oregon -- Portland,
  • Gang prevention
African youth face deep challenges in attaining success in the USA today. Opportunities for academic and economic success are limited, constrained by today’s neoliberal conservatism in public policy and facing a harsh environment for getting a foothold in employment. This report documents the risks such youth face for becoming gang-involved, drawing forth original quantitative and qualitative study of risk factors and perspectives of key local and national leaders on community needs, assets and ideas for service supports that are likely to protect African youth, and help them reach adulthood with their futures intact.
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Reyes, M-.E. & Curry-Stevens, A. (2014). What risks do African youth face of gang involvement? A community needs assessment in Multnomah County. Portland, OR: Center to Advance Racial Equity, Portland State University.