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Sask. youth crime crackdown will backfire, says gang expert

Excerpt from the Star Phoenix: "Harsher sentences will not decrease youth crime, says the founder of a Saskatoon-based program that has helped more than 450 young people leave gangs. On Tuesday, the provincial government released its report on crime after speaking...

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New Str8-Up book tells stories of healing

"Str8-Up has been helping young men and women escape the gang life for decades. Started in Saskatchewan’s prison system in the mid-1990s, the program aims to show young people a way out of gangs. The stories of how members escaped can be terrifying. So, too, are the...

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STR8 UP : 10,000 Little Steps to Healing, Inc. -  Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Interview STR8 UP has just released their newest book "STR8 UP: Stories of Courage — A Healing Workbook by recovering gang members and addicts". The stories from the book are a...

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Former gang member turns her life around

STR8 UP member and recent winner of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Aboriginal Order of Canada, Jorgina Sunn talks to reporter Leena Latafat (Global News) about transforming her life with help from the community and STR8 UP. “If you are struggling and you don’t...

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STR8 UP Fundraiser!

Update: November 23:   WE HAVE SOLD ALL TICKETS FOR OUR FUNDRAISER! Thanks to everyone for your support! Hi all! We're gearing up for a fundraiser this coming Monday, November 23, 2015 at Schryer's Smoked BBQ Shack! The event starts at 6:00pm and there will be a 50/50...

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Ex-gang member works to rebuild life

By Charles Hamilton, The Starphoenix November 7, 2015 It was the first time in his life Brad Christianson truly feared going to jail. He was 23 years old on the cold January morning when he walked into court, knowing his fate was sealed. By that time in his young...

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