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Gang Report Set to be Released

gangsMEDFORD, Ore. — After more than two years of study, Jackson County is set to release its report on the growing gang problem in the Rogue Valley.

Those reports will be revealed in two community meetings later this month. Community groups have been conducting research and interviews for the past two years to see how different groups view the gang problem, and what they would like to see done about it.

The Juvenile Justice department says it tried to reach out to a wide range of people.

“It’s collected all the information from the community forums we did, parent forums, in the schools with students, school personnel, business leaders, gang members,” said Joe Ferguson, Juvenile Services Director

The first forum will be held April 22nd at Central Medford High School, and the second is April 24th at White City Elementary School.