There are many risk factors that can contribute to adolescents joining a gang. Among them is a history of gang involvement in the family or violence in the home. However, resources and supports are available to help gang members and their families turn away from the gang lifestyle. If you suspect your child is involved in youth violence, look to local Stark County agencies for help.
Families of gang members or at-risk youth may not know where to turn to help them break free. United Way of Greater Stark County supports these families with instant connections to helpful information and resources.
Guide for families of youth at risk for gang involvement.
Resources and information to help prevent and respond to youth gang activity.
News, information and frequently asked questions about gangs and violence.
Resources from Prevention Institute about preventing violence.