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DAY TWO – Session Info

DAY TWO– Session Info

8:00 – 4:00 PM

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Gangs & Risk to Law Enforcement

Anti-establishment movements have resulted in changes in culture, societal values, and laws.  With that said, in recent years the anti-law enforcement movement has resulted in assassinations of police officers, assaults on police, and large-scale public disorder.  How are gangs using this false rhetoric to recruit and use to their advantage?


10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Gang Intervention Programs in Denmark

In Denmark, in response to violent biker wars, they have set up supportive gang exit contracts for gang members.  While they work with all gang members, the program has shown remarkable success with members of outlaw motorcycle gangs, which have proven in other parts of the world to be a most challenging group of individuals to do intervention work with.  This session will highlight the gang exiting program with some of Denmark’s highest risk populations.


12:45 PM – 2:00 PM

Gangs in the Military

Dr. Carter Smith will discuss gangs in the military.  This discussion will cover historical trends with an emphasis on more recent trends.  This will include the presence of gangs in both the US and Canadian Armed Services


2:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Los Angeles Operation Progress

This session will discuss the incredible work that was featured in the program “A Week in Watts” (2017).  Operation Progress is a prevention and mentorship program working in some of the highest risks gang areas of Los Angeles.  Los Angeles police officers embarked on an innovative program mentoring promising students from the harsh, gang-infested Watts neighborhood.