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Isolate existing gang members from the micro-community by building trust between law enforcement, children and families traditionally influenced by gang activity.
Nationwide, approximately nine million at-risk youth will reach age 19 without ever having a mentor. Safe Passage mentors are one on one with each vulnerable child, five-days a week. Leaving no room for gangs to establish influence.
Simply stated, social cohesion matters. The practice of social cohesion is what gangs use to attract youth. Safe Passage community partners replace what the gang provides and deliver a sense of individual, relational and belonging.
The Safe Passage program costs are about $1,250 a year per child. More importantly, a non-Safe Passage youth with six or more gang offenses over his or her lifetime imposes $4.2 to $7.2 million in costs on society and the victims.
Safe Passage is a partnership of organizations, each who contribute to the four pillars of SAFETY, LITERACY, MENTORING & COMMUNITY. They organize the day to day programs and activities. They are supported by your generous assistance.