Disrupting the Pathways to Gang Violence for Youth of Color (2.04 MB)

RAP used grant resources (from the W.E.B. Du Bois Program of Research on Race & Crime) to explore characteristics, experiences, and perceptions of gang affiliated youth that are unique compared to non-gang affiliated youth. The Research and Planning Unit also explored characteristics, experiences, and perceptions of intergenerational gang-affiliated youth that are unique compared to non-intergenerational gang affiliated youth.

This project examines the impacts of intergenerational crime and violence on youth and determines their impact on escalation into adult offending and gang membership. By studying these factors, we hope to identify:
• Early opportunities to disrupt pathways to gang violence
• Early factors that predict escalation to adult systems
• Unique needs of youth with familial criminal histories that can help tailor more effective programming and interventions

Project Partners: 
• Multnomah County Adult Probation and Parole Services
• Multnomah County Juvenile Services
• Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office
• Oregon State Department of Corrections
• Oregon State Youth Authority
• Federal Probation