The vast majority of young people are not involved in gangs and want nothing to do with them. However, the behaviour of the small number of young people who are involved has a significant impact on communities, on their families and associates, as well as themselves.
Young people involved in street gangs are often aware of the risks they may put their family through, especially if they want to leave the gang or if under pressure to join. So what is a gang?
Parents of young people arrested for gang related incidents can receive information about what to do if your child has been arrested, how long they can be detained, legal representation and how to complain if you feel you child has been wrongfully arrested or treated unfairly at the police station.