Police Gang Unit Provides Outreach to Break Down Barriers

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
December 1st, 2014
Posted In: The Mentoring Effect

December 2014

PoliceGangBreakBarriers1When the gang unit in Worcester, MA noticed a rise in violence, they began a mentoring program to provide adult guidance and support in an effort to break down barriers and gain trust from at-risk youth – and ultimately keep their communities safe. 15 years later, over 75 youth are involved in Worcester Police Gang Unit mentoring and outreach programs learning discipline, communication and teamwork. This program exemplifies how the mentoring effect helps prevent illegal activity.

“We’re here if they fail. We help them get back on the right track.” – Sgt. Stephen Roche

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Article credit: MassLiveLLC

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