Gang Prevention

GangPrevention.ca aims to prevent youth involvement in gang activity by distributing information and resources to parents, teachers and the youth. These resources de-glamourize the gang lifestyle and show youth the reality of gangs – a life of violence, drugs and criminal activity.

GangPrevention.ca aims to prevent youth involvement in gang activity by distributing information and resources to parents, teachers and the youth. These resources de-glamourize the gang lifestyle and show youth the reality of gangs – a life of violence, drugs and criminal activity.

The website features two sections. Youth, families and communities can access over 30 resources, including Steering Kids Away From Gangs: What Parents Need to Know, numerous videos that teach youth about the realities of being in a gang, and a Community Crime Prevention guide.

Teachers and service providers can also access dozens of resources, such as a BC Gangs 101 webinar and Strength-based Approaches to Youth Gang Prevention in BC.

Additionally, the website features a list of service organizations that can help those affected by or at risk of gang involvement, such as crisis lines, victim services and police agencies. There is also a list of events focused on issues related to gangs.

Designed and developed by the Justice Education Society, GangPrevention.ca is supported by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General and Community Assessment and Action Networks (CAANs) across BC. CAANs consist of service providers who work collaboratively to address youth gang violence and involvement in gangs.