NEW YORK GANG
INVESTIGATORS ASSOCIATION

ONEIDA COUNTY GANG ASSESSMENT COALITION

Thu, May 09, 2013 9:14 AM | Trevor (Administrator)
Funded with $5,000 from United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica Area, the Oneida County Gang Assessment Coalition will join with the nonprofit Utica Safe Schools to look at the current status of gangs across Oneida County.

The coalition includes representatives from local police agencies, school districts, government offices and social service entities that help at-risk youths.

Once this “snapshot” phase is completed in the next several weeks, those results will be used in a more in-depth study of local gang activity and what can continue to be done to keep the gang problem under control.

“We hears of incidents off school grounds that don’t occur on school grounds because the kids know there’s a good level of adult support and security at schools to keep them safe, and they know there’s a lot of scrutiny,” said James Franco, director of operations for Utica Safe Schools.

Funded with $5,000 from United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica Area, the Oneida County Gang Assessment Coalition will join with the nonprofit Utica Safe Schools to look at the current status of gangs across Oneida County.

The coalition includes representatives from local police agencies, school districts, government offices and social service entities that help at-risk youths.

Once this “snapshot” phase is completed in the next several weeks, those results will be used in a more in-depth study of local gang activity and what can continue to be done to keep the gang problem under control.

“We hears of incidents off school grounds that don’t occur on school grounds because the kids know there’s a good level of adult support and security at schools to keep them safe, and they know there’s a lot of scrutiny,” said James Franco, director of operations for Utica Safe Schools.

 
 
© New York Gang Investigators Association
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software