Gang Commission discusses incentives including tattoo removal
ZILLAH, Wash. -- The Yakima County Gang Commission met Tuesday. Among topics discussed was the Gates Foundation Grant. Part of the $270,000 grant goes to the Parent Institute for Quality Education. It's a project that offers programs for high school teachers and parents to help keep kids in school and out of gangs.
"It's a model that you can replicate different schools, and you train through the school system to keep these kids in school, and also working with the parents," said Harold Delia, Yakima County Court Administrator.
The Gang Commission also talked about other incentives to steer gang members in the right direction. This included helping those who have been caught up in gangs to remove their tattoos in return for a certain amount of community service.