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October 29, 2007

Albany - - Community leaders are uniting against the growing gang problem in Albany, working to take back our neighborhoods.

Monday, the Dougherty County School system held a Gang and Youth Violence Prevention Workshop. Parents learned what to watch out for when it comes to kids and gangs.

Prosecutors say improved technology is making it easier for gang members to communicate, so parents need to know what their kids are doing on the Internet.  

"This is a series of planning stages that the gang task force along with the Dougherty County school system, law enforcement, and other individuals decided to put something together to involve the community of what's going on," says Commissioner Jon Howard.

Juvenile Court Judge Herbie Solomon said gang members are in all parts of Albany, not just poor neighborhoods.

School police officers are organizing similar gang forums for other schools starting next month.

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