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Gangs and violence

The Met Police define a gang as a group of people who spend time in public places that:

  • see themselves (and are seen by others) as a noticeable group, and
  • engage in a range of criminal activity and violence.

They may also have any or all of the following features:

  • identify with or lay a claim over territory,
  • are in conflict with other, similar gangs

Our services can provide intensive support to 18-24 year olds who are at greatest risk of involvement in serious youth violence. This is a group of young people with complex needs who often do not access the psychological or mental health support they need. We also hope to help reduce gang related offending and serious violence to you, your family and local community.

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