Gangs and Territorialism
Leap’s Gangs and Territorialism project seeks ways to harness the energy and companionship of the gang into sources of new leadership and learning.
The project will develop active group work programmes, inspired by fresh and challenging thinking and underpinned by sound theory and engagement of young people. The project will:
The project is not only important for the young people directly involved, but also has strategic and policy implications for those working in criminal and restorative justice.
For more information about the Gangs and Territorialism project, please visit the Guardian website to see an article on the project by Raekha Prasad, published July 16th 2017 in Society Guardian, or download the article here (.pdf, NB this is a large file, 3.18MB, and may take some time to download).
"If you want to be famous, you have to be talented. If
you want to be the toughest you have to join a gang”
“If there is a problem between the gangs we need to be
able to resolve it amongst ourselves. Adults don’t need
to get involved, but we do need the skills to be able to sort
the conflict out.”
“You’re making headway on a lot of fronts by integrating
social science research, outside intervention and indigenous
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