To ensure a safe and caring environment for children and youth
Targeted Outreach: Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Approach to Gang Prevention and Intervention
Arbreton, Amy J.A.
McClanahan, Wendy S.
Philadelphia, PA: Public/Private Ventures (P/PV)
March 2002, 70 pages
"This study evaluated the effectiveness of the Gang Prevention Through Targeted Outreach (GPTTO) and Gang Intervention Through Targeted Outreach (GITTO) initiatives of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The study examined whether the clubs were attracting youth at high risk of gang involvement, whether clubs could keep GPTTO and GITTO youth participating in the club or program, whether GITTO and GPTTO youth were receiving positive supports through participation in the club, and whether participation had positive effects on the lives of GPTTO and GITTO youth." [Web site description]