St. Kitts-Nevis Government helping young men to transition out of gangs

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The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis and the security forces are giving a gentle, but firm helping hand to young men who got caught up in antisocial activities and are now committed to exit a life of crime and violence. National Security Adviser (NSA), Retired Major General Stewart Saunders, said the initiative largely came about in February 2019.

“The gangs themselves started indicating that they wanted to put an end to violence amongst themselves and their communities,” he said on Wednesday (July 10) on the radio and television programme Working for You. “They cited homicides, trauma, the attraction of youth to gang culture, and generally the negative impact that it was creating on the wider society and themselves. Gang members indicated that they wanted an end to violent activities.

 

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