There are almost 160 confirmed gang members in our area and the numbers keep growing. What can we, as a community, do to combat those numbers? Women United sponsored an event with Safe Schools/Healthy Students, the Commission on Children and Families, and representatives of the Charlottesville and Albemarle Police Departments. Topics included risk factors for gang involvement, things parents can do to minimize those risks, signs of gang activity and the kinds of programs that can help.

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