There is a growing culture amongst young people to become involved in gangs for protection, a sense of identity, status, friendship, money and sex. However, the risks are greater than the benefits! You need to be aware of the following elements of gang culture and the consequences they can have on the rest of your life.
This forum was set up for parents whose children have been a victim of gang related violence or whose children are involved in gang activity. Share your stories, get helpful tips and have interactive discussions with other parents and carers whose lives have also been affected by gang violence.
Young people arrested for gang related incidents can receive information about stop and search, joint enterprise and appropriate representation in the police station or at court. If you are under 18 the law states that you are entitled to have a soliciter, parent, guardian or independent person present during the police interview process.