Consequences of Gang Involvement

Short-Term Consequences

  • In trouble with law enforcement
  • Drop-in performance at school
  • Withdrawal from family
  • Risk of injury in a jump-in by own gang
  • Drug and alcohol involvement
  • Dirty work for the gang

Long-Term Consequences

  • Lose opportunity for education / employment
  • Spend time in detention or jail
  • Possibility of losing family or friends
  • Risk of personal injury or death
  • Risk of family's life
  • Endless amounts of threats, assaults, and possible drive-by shootings
  • Extensive police records could potentially limit future education and employment opportunities
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