TITLE

COMBATING GANGS: Federal Agencies Have Implemented a Central American Gang Strategy, but Could Strengthen Oversight and Measurement of Efforts

PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
GAO Reports;4/23/2010, preceding p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Document
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) which aims to address the government's actions on the development of gang members in the country. It examines the strategies established by federal agencies to combat these gangs and other measures that they applied. Findings indicate that the anti-gang plans developed by the agencies including the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) were not enough to solve the problem.
ACCESSION #
50303293

 

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