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Tacoma receives $105,000 grant for gang reduction and intervention program

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on July 25, 2012 at 8:17 pm with 5 Comments »
July 25, 2012 8:17 pm

A $105,000 grant from the Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice will fund a pilot gang reduction and intervention program from Aug. 1 to June 30, 2013, the city of Tacoma says.

The city will take input from agencies such as Tacoma Public Schools, the Tacoma Police Department and Pierce County Juvenile Court, as well as citizens, to help direct community groups involved with the program.

The funds will go to four organizations that will help with the pilot: the Northwest Leadership Foundation, Bold Solutions, Fab5 and the Tacoma Urban League.

The grant follows Tacoma’s 2011 gang assessment, which looked at youth programs and at how to stop gang growth.

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  1. whatthehell says:

    the money should go towards intervention of the female parent, who teaches her children to hate people of other races, and to her male counterpart who abandons the family.

    having worked with these gang members, once they reach very early childhood, and into adolescence, they are on a self-hate, self-destructive path that is almost impossible to reverse.

  2. dinocrusher says:

    what the hell – are you saying the male counterpart should be given financial reward for leaving the family? Are you also saying that every single parent kid is a gang member?

    Last question…Do you even know what you are saying?

  3. tree_guy says:

    High minimum wage rates > low entry level job availability > high unemployment rate for minorities > despair and idleness among minority youth > attraction to gang lifestyles.

    Apparently the well-intentioned minimum wage rate law that voters passed in 1998 has an unintended consequence.

  4. escapefromTacoma says:

    I hope whoever gets some of the money can speak Spanish. The “wave of the future” is pounding on the shores of Tacoma now! No mas. No mas!

  5. rawdibob says:

    And just imagine, when I read the headline I thought Tacoma would be adding another Gang squad officer. But, of course, Tacoma will be doing a bunch of “feel good” things that Liberals so love. Like BJ Clintons “midnight basketball”.

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