RESOLVING GANG ISSUES
When it comes to dealing with gangs, law enforcement is a very blunt instrument. Sophisticated sociological research suggests that the criminal justice system, legislators and policy makers who believe only harsh sanctions will resolve our youth gang problem have made a major blunder.
Cart accepts this research because we know from experience that to be truly effective a community needs a coordinated model encompassing law enforcement, community groups, schools, social service agencies and governmental organisations. 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
• Strengthening family life,
• Harnessing the positive gang values of comradeship, loyalty and unconditional love,
• Creating a healthy inclusive gang culture that contributes to the communal good.