WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
15 Jun 2007 | News

WOLA submits testimony to Senate Judiciary Committee regarding new youth gang legislation

In June 2007, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the the Gang Abatement and Prevention Act of 2007, introduced by Sen. Feinstein (D-CA), in January of the same year. In this testimony, WOLA comments on the need for a more comprehensive response to the problem comprising effective policing and prevention as opposed to largely punitive measures which have been unsuccessful in the past.