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Teen Challenge Executive Director: Government on The Right Track With Anti-Gang Bill

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While he says the Anti-Gang Bill puts the government on the right track, Teen Challenge Executive Director Eric Fox says greater focus needs to be placed on preventative measures.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While he says the Anti-Gang Bill puts the government on the right track, Teen Challenge Executive Director Eric Fox says greater focus needs to be placed on preventative measures.

Fox, who has dedicated his life to mentoring teens, says the level of violent crime isn’t surprising to him.

Fox believes violence is a learned behavior that can be unlearned through the right preventative methods.

He brought with him a conflict resolution manual as he prepared to hold sessions with young men.

Fox says organizations like his need more resources to help more teens in need.

The Anti-Gang Bill comes as a promise kept by Prime Minister Philip Davis who laid out a comprehensive plan earlier in the year to fight gang violence amid a spike in homicides… 

If passed, the bill would levy a 25-year sentence or a $100,000 fine for anyone convicted of gang-related crimes.

The bill lists 15 offenses for a gang leader or member if convicted.

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