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During the past decade, counties have taken various approaches to stop the growth of gangs throughout the region. Now an Hispanic community group is also trying to lend a hand. Fairfax-based Barrios Unidos will conduct a Regional Youth Peace Summit this summer to create initiatives to address violence in communities and encourage those who live in at-risk areas to help try to keep children from gangs... Juan Pacheco, the program director for Barrios Unidos, said that the reason for the summit is to [help young people] from a grassroots perspective. Barrios Unidos gets former gang members involved.

The information above comes from the Examiner Newspaper: http://www.examiner.com/a-86066~Grassroots_anti_gang_efforts_get_under_way.html

Other Stories:

Jovenes hablan sobre prevencion de [Violencia]

http://www.elpreg.org/noticias/09-07-06/3.shtml

Peace Warriors is brought to you through Barrios Unidos - Virginia Chapter

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