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 

Katherine De Vito, DSW, LCSW

kib@scarletmail.rutgers.edu