Many factors in a person's juvenile life can cause them to lead a life of crime. From family disruptions like spousal conflict or negligent parents, to lack of education and substance abuse problems, there are many risk factors that could steer our youth down a crime ridden path. Learn more about factors of juvenile delinquency and how we might be able to change the paths of the lives of troubled youth from this infographic.
The LA Police Department’s Jeopardy Program is dedicated to helping children avoid a life of crime and gangs. We must realize that the continually growing gang problem is not going to disappear on its own. The children of our community need to know that there are alternatives to gangs; places where they can belong, meet new friends, feel safe and develop physically and mentally. These young people need to know that there are concerned adults who will care about them now and in the future.