Master of Arts (MA)
Faculty of Science
The purpose of this study was to investigate the process of engaging youth who have been involved with gangs in the context of a local street gang prevention project. A case study of the local project was conducted with interviews with twelve (N= 12) participants, most of whom were project staff Interviews were conducted by the author and two youth co-researchers. Findings illustrate the meaning of youth engagement to the participants, ideal roles for staff members and youth, and the relevance of a youth advisory committee as an outlet for future engagement in this program. Based on these findings a new framework for programs that encourage youth participation is proposed participatory action projects.
Armstrong, Lisa, "An Approach to Engagement with Youth in Gangs Participatory Action Projects" (2011). Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive). 1011.