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Glasgow gang members offered way out of violent lifestyle

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2972 (Published 10 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2972
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    Strathclyde police have launched a scheme that they hope will see up to 500 young men reject gang violence in Glasgow’s east end.

    Under the initiative, men who promise to give up their gang membership are given the chance of a new life—a personal care worker along with access to health services, education, careers’ advice, leisure and other diversion activities, and housing.

    The £5m (€6m; $7m) initiative, which is funded by the Scottish government, is based on the Cincinnati Ceasefire …

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