Data collected from different gang strategies will be presented and discussed on Tuesday at the second city-wide gang forum.
Winnipeg’s Gang Action Inter-Agency Network is hosting the event, which works with dedicated agencies to solve the city’s gang problem.
GAIN will be highlighting three key aspects of a gang exit strategy and working to develop a strong action plan.
“It’s insane that in a city like Winnipeg, with a gang problem like we have, that there is no strategy for getting kids out of a gang,” said Jamil Mahmood, GAIN co-chair. “We are tired of watching our children be killed, abused and left for the streets to decide their futures. We need to step up and develop a gang exit strategy and a city wide comprehensive gang strategy before we lose any more of our children.”
The one-day working session will prioritize the areas of focus for the year, and create concrete action plans. Keynote presentation to be done by Children and Youth Opportunities Minister Kevin Chief and Winnipeg Police Constable Danny Smyth at the University of Winnipeg’s Convocation Hall beginning at 8:50 a.m.