Jessica walked home. [...] middle school, Jessica had lived in a house that neighbors dubbed the "crack house" for its often drug-addled residents and visitors. Yes, she wanted out.\n In 2007, the year men linked to Mara Salvatrucha shot a group of teenagers execution-style in a school playground in Newark, the Department of Justice dedicated millions of dollars to an in-school prevention program, Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.), which was modeled on D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), a federally funded anti-drug program.
Suburban Ghetto Sarah Garland The American Prospect; Sep 2009; 20, 7; Docstoc pg. 28 Reproduced with permission of the copyr
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