Breaking the cycle of gang violence: A Toronto program aimed at intervening with youth involved in gang activity is showing results

Maribel Gonzales

Author Maribel Gonzales The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 33 Issue 3 In 2011 Toronto, Canada’s largest city (population c. 2.7 million), recorded its lowest murder count in 30 years—33. Then, this summer the city was rocked by brazen shootings that turned the Eaton Centre mall and a street block party into shooting galleries, leaving four dead and 28 injured. Gangs figure …