Targeted Outreach: Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Approach to Gang Prevention and Intervention

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This report explains the methods, cost and impact of two Boys & Girls Clubs programs to curb gang-related activity: Gang Prevention Through Targeted Outreach and Gang Intervention Through Targeted Outreach. The report outlines the programs’ strategies for providing alternatives to gang life and creating safe environments where youth can learn and have fun. It also examines the evidence of success and shows how other organizations can implement the ideas. 70 pages. Public/Private Ventures, 200 Market St., Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19103. (215) 557-4400,, scan home page or search for “targeted outreach.”

– Mary Tess Driver, Della Mosley, Andrew Beadle, Patrick Boyle