Like many medium sized cities, Lane County is no exception to a rise in gang activity. Currently we have one full time Parole & Probation Officer supervising the gang caseload. Because our population of offenders are adults, the officer's focus on criminogenic needs instead of intervention.
CRIMINOGENIC NEEDS INCLUDE:
**Anti-Social Attitudes and Beliefs
**Poor Self Control/Poor Problem Solving Skills
**Lack of Employment/Employment Skills
This focus allows the Parole & Probation Officer to address underlying issues instead of solely on the gang activity itself. Research has shown that many young people join gangs because they have many criminogenic needs that are not satisfied.