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Gang Realities in Our World (03:15)

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The GROW unit at Pendleton Maximum Security Juvenile Prison houses 24 gang members. The program attempts to remove individuals from their gangs. A gang member reflects on his environment outside prison and becoming smarter after incarceration. GROW director Eric Courtney discusses identifying gang members in the system.

Security Threat Group Members (03:21)

GROW director Chris Blessinger discusses the referral processes for placing offenders in the program. Offenders reflect on how they became gang members. The GROW program forces different gang members to interact with each other. It is the first juvenile gang intervention unit in the state of Indiana.

Gang Influences (06:44)

Offenders in the GROW program at Pendleton Maximum Security Juvenile Prison discuss their role models growing up. They reflect on the qualities of a role model and earning respect.

Gang Appeal (03:09)

Offenders in the GROW program at Pendleton Maximum Security Juvenile Prison discuss the intrigue of a gang lifestyle and the presence of their fathers.

Gang Family Cycles (04:39)

An offender in the GROW program at Pendleton Maximum Security Juvenile Prison discusses making changes in his life so that he can be a good role model for his son. Offenders reflect on the elements that encouraged them to choose a gang lifestyle and the qualities they now respect.

Changing Lifestyles (02:34)

Offenders in the GROW program at Pendleton Maximum Security Juvenile Prison reflect on an article about a former addict making positive changes in his life. They consider becoming positive role models for their younger brothers.

Forced to Get Along (04:01)

Offenders in the GROW program at Pendleton Maximum Security Juvenile Prison consider the impact of being forced to live with different gang members in the unit. They

Avoiding Pitfalls (03:49)

Offenders in the GROW program at Pendleton Maximum Security Juvenile Prison consider what life will be like once they are no longer incarcerated.

Lessons Learned (04:11)

Offenders in the GROW program at Pendleton Maximum Security Juvenile Prison reflect on their most significant learning experiences in the program and becoming leaders.

Positive Changes (03:54)

GROW program director Eric Courtney discusses using small groups for offender counseling sessions and providing male authority figures to gang members. Director Chris Blessinger reflects on the success of the GROW program.

Hope for Successful Lives (02:38)

Offenders in the GROW program at Pendleton Maximum Security Juvenile Prison share their fears about returning to the community. Program directors hope that the young men will maintain a positive path.

Credits: Counseling and Psychology: Gang Counseling in Juvenile Prison (00:07)

Credits: Counseling and Psychology: Gang Counseling in Juvenile Prison

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Superintendent Mike Dempsey implemented a novel approach to dealing with the systemic problems represented by gang involvement. His program GROW—Gang Realities in Our World—brings together kids with gang ties to live with one another, speak to one another, and face the fact that far less separates them than holds them in common. This film highlights that program and covers one of its counseling sessions. Viewer discretion advised. (43 minutes)

Length: 43 minutes

Item#: BVL52377

Copyright date: ©2009

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