Learn about the risk factors that can increase the likelihood of a young person becoming involved in criminal / gang-related activity.
There are certain risk factors that can increase the likelihood of a young person becoming involved in criminal / gang-related activity.
While there is no way to predict a high probability of involvement, usually a combination of multiple factors over time can make children and youth more vulnerable towards criminal / gang-related activity.
Risk can come from multiple domains including Individual, Family, School, Peer, and Community.
Learn more about minimizing your child's risk factors by building protective factors.
School / Peer / Community:
If you know a child who is exhibiting any of the above risk factors, consider making a referral to the Children and Youth At-Risk Table (CHART). CHART is a network of Surrey-based service providers that meet weekly to implement tailored intervention plans in order to support at-risk young people and their families.