RESOLVING GANG ISSUES
On its own, law enforcement is a blunt intrument for dealing with gangs. We accept the sophisticated sociological research which suggests that the criminal justice system, legislators and many policy makers have made a major blunder in calling only on sanctions to address the youth gang problem. To be truly effective a community needs a coordinated model encompassing law enforcement, community groups, schools, social service agencies and governmental organizations. We must also research and monitor different programmes to discover what works and what does not.
Gang members themselves do not want their children to be exposed to lives of nihilism, drugs, and violence. That's why CART is committed to (a) strengthening family life, and (b) harnessing the positive gang values of comradeship, loyalty and unconditional love, and (c) creating a healthy inclusive gang culture that contributes to the communal good.