Unlike some people, Rev. Leon Kelly wasn’t surprised when he heard Littleton might have had its first gang murder. When he first began his work in the mid-’80s, nobody thought there were gangs in Denver, either. Continue reading here.
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Rev. Leon Kelly, founder and executive director of Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives, the oldest anti-gang program in Denver has this to say, “We have some gang members who come from very good two-parent households where the parents bend over backward, and junior just chooses gangs. We’ve always had a core of gang members who are generational, with dad, mothers and brothers (involved), and we’ve also had them coming from families of working parents.” Read the entire story here.