Katherine De Vito, DSW, LCSW

Rutgers University Doctor of Social Work Program

390 George Street, 6th Floor

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Telephone: (848) 932-8481

Fax: (732) 932-6720

Leaving 

           a Gang 

Source: Ferdinand Feys

Why do gang members leave?   

PUSH FACTORS

Push factors push someone out of gang involvement. 

PULL FACTORS

Pull factors pull someone toward something else and away from gang involvement. 

How do gang members leave? 

(Pyrooz & Decker, 2011)

Source: Washington Post/Michael Miller/Chron