Tracked and Trapped: Youth of Color, Gang Databases and Gang Injunctions

Dec 01, 2012
  • Description

In the 25 years since LA County Sherrifs established the nation's first gang database, and 30 years since LA County implemented the nation's first gang injunctions, there has been almost no release of data regarding gang supression policies - including who's impacted, let alone an evaluation of their cost or effectiveness.

This report represents the most comprehensive data ever released regarding who is on the Cal Gang Database by county, age and race. We don't say this out of pride, but out of concern for the total lack of state and local transparency in regards to the implementation of gang supression. It is our intention to expose these policies and practices to the light of community evaluation and oversight.