Reports

Dreams, Gangs and Guns: The Interplay Between Adolescent Violence and Immigration in a New York City Neighborhood

This report, authored by senior research associate Pedro Mateu-Gelabert, posits a view that immigrant youth and those born to immigrants associate with violent neighborhood gangs out of a need to socially acclimate. Based on interviews with youths and parents in the predominantly Dominican El Dorado neighborhood of New York City, Mateu-Gelabert found that immigrant parents were ill-equipped to help their kids adapt to new (or even familiar) surroundings. Instead, these youths learned social norms from other youths, which the author says increased their propensity toward violence. Removed from settings where such violence is rampant, says Mateu-Gelabert, the same youth will experience a positive behavioral shift. 37 pages. Free. Vera Institute of Justice, 233 Broadway, 12th floor, New York, NY 10279. (212) 334-1300, www.vera.org.

Comments

Youth Today is the only independent, internationally distributed digital media publication that is read by thousands of professionals in the youth service field.

Youth Today adheres to high-quality journalistic standards, providing readers with professional news coverage dedicated to examining a wide spectrum of complex issues in the youth services industry from legislation to community-based youth work.

EDITORIAL INDEPENDENCE

Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue.

DONORS & DONOR TRANSPARENCY

We are committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization. Donors may be quoted, mentioned or featured in our stories. Our news judgments are made independently – not based on or influenced by donors. Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services or opinions…(read more)

Archives

Categories

Recent Comments

Kennesaw State University Mountain Logo & Ceneter for Sustainable Journalism Logo
LOGO Institute for Nonprofit News 3 turquoise boxes stacked in "J" shape

Copyright © 2018 Youth Today and MVP Themes --- Published by Center for Sustainable Journalism,
Kennesaw State University, 1200 Chastain Blvd. Suite 310, Kennesaw GA 30144

To Top