Story: Gangs

Youth intervention

Youth intervention

A minority of youths gravitate toward gangs and a life of crime. To combat the appeal of gangs, the Manukau City Council successfully sponsored a range of sporting and cultural activities, such as this kapa haka (performing arts) group. These types of interventions focus on preventing young people joining gangs in the first place. In 2007 over half of Manukau’s population was aged under 30.

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Greg Newbold and Rāwiri Taonui, 'Gangs - Gangs and society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/28262/youth-intervention (accessed 20 September 2019)

Story by Greg Newbold and Rāwiri Taonui, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 2 Oct 2018 with assistance from Jarrod Gilbert