Schools need specific anti-gang plans

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James Mulvaney in Newsday: “Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s plan to send state troopers to Long Island schools to address growing gang violence will not succeed without the full support of local communities. The plan lacks a key component — engaging stakeholders. Anti-gang programs work only with community support and a full understanding of local conditions, but school administrators say they first learned of Cuomo’s plan at a news conference last month. In 2010, as deputy commissioner of the state Division of Human Rights, I deployed with members of the FBI Anti-Gang Task Force to two of the most gang-infested areas at the time, Newburgh and Hempstead Village.”

Click to read Mulvaney’s op-ed in Newsday.

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