OUR FEATURED WEBSITE
COMMUNITIES - LAW ENFORCEMENT - GANG EDUCATION AND
Please refer to Gang Prevention Services for
excellent information & training events.
Dora met Gabe Morales, Gang Prevention Services (GPS), a month after the murder of her son Auggie in 1999. Gabe helped Dora with her mission as a friend and colleague.
Christina first presented for GPS in 2005. Stop The Violence In Our Communities (STVIOC) continues to use GPS expertise
in outreach. A unity was formed between STVIOC and Law Enforcement through
GPS. This led STV to present at Gang Investigators Association Conferences throughout the nation and many local events
at schools and in communities .
Gang Prevention Services brings Law Enforcement, Agencies, and Communities
together to form balanced educational trainings. An emphisis on networking and sharing is esential in this education.
Gabriel Morales (Bio) has worked in the area of gang prevention and intervention, both in the
adult and juvenile system, for aprox. 30 years. His experience includes working with at-risk kids in Seattle, in suburbs,
rural areas, and L.A. youth gang diversion programs. He worked many years as a Correctional Peace Officer at Folsom State
Prison in California, as well as classifying and dealing with violent offenders in the jail setting of a larger city. He
is the Lead Gang Instructor at the WA State Academy for Police Agencies and trains most corrections staff and has
taught at numerous conferences around the country. He was the Founder and a current Advisor of the Int’l Latino Gang
Gabe has been quoted in multiple news interviews and is the author
of numerous articles on the subject of street and prison gangs. Gabe Morales is the author of numerous articles, is a
frequent lecturer, and has written three previous books: "Varrio Warfare: Violence in the Latino Community", "La Familia-The
Family: Prison Gangs in America", and "BEST: Barrio Eighteenth Street, Mara Salvatrucha, and other Sureņo Gangs Across America".
He also has written Poetry and is an Artist. This latest book is a reflective autobiography about growing up in the U.S. and
his efforts at reforming the criminal justice system.
See Gabe Morales' CRIMINAL JUSTICE SOLUTIONS FB PAGE HERE.
From Gabe Morales Gang Prevention Services website
"Unfortunately, some gang members confuse fear with respect and wants with needs. American subcultures can be beautiful, a variety of music styles can sound
good, different foods can taste great, but many gang members have cultural pride and gang pride mixed up. They mostly do harm
to their own people, the ones they claim they are fighting for and they are proud of. Misplaced cultural pride is one reason
why many kids join gangs. There is also a connection between gang affiliation and poverty, but this is no excuse. If being
poor or being a minority were guarantees for being a gang member, then every kid in every Barrio or Ghetto or Chinatown would
be a gang member and we know that is not the case"
Gabe continues... "on my websites,
in my training classes, and in my books I have tried to present as many issues and resources as possible for people to explore. So what motivates
a youngster to join a gang and be self-destructive? How do you divert youth away from negative activity and into legitimate
pursuits? How do we protect ourselves as a community? This website will help answer these and other difficult questions"