Tracked and Trapped: Youth of Color, Gang Databases and Gang Injunctions

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Tracked and Trapped represents the preliminary results from a larger research project currently being conducted by the Youth Justice Coalition’s REALSEARCH Action Research Center on the impacts of gang injunctions and gang databases on Los Angeles’ youth and communities. In the 25 years since the LA County Sheriff's department established the nation's first gang database and 30 years since LA County implemented the nation's first gang injunctions, there has been almost no release of data regarding gang suppression policies - including who's impacted, let alone an evaluation of their cost or effectiveness. This report represents the most comprehensive data ever released regarding who is on the Cal Gang Database by county, age and race. Youth Justice Coalition's goal is to expose these policies and practices for community evaluation and oversight.

November 2012

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Youth Justice Coalition
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juvenile justice, Youth Justice, Policing

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