Anyone who has lived or worked in an area where gangs are active knows the stifling impact they have on community. Fear of gangs and their activity keeps people inside, to themselves and suspicious of their neighbors. So it is refreshing when a community facing those challenges decides to work from within to rebuild its own social capital. Here is a hopeful example from Modesto California. Thanks to John Alvarado for letting us know about this, and for the Stanislaus County Behavior Health and Recovery Services who supports this work throughout their county.
updated by @ron-dwyer-voss: 10/24/16 03:45:18PM