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Gangs in the Community: “There is a Crack in our Foundation”

Topics Covered:

  • MS13
  • Tango Blasters
  • Latin Kings
  • Surenos 13
  • Norteno 14

Who Should Attend:

  • Jail/Prison
  • Community Corrections
  • Leadership
  • Support Staff
  • Other

Training Hours: 8


May 06, 2010 (08:00 am) - (05:00 pm)



Location Information:

Williamson County Juvenile Services
1821 SE Inner Loop
Georgetown, TX 78626

"After 9-11, our focus went to terrorism. But now we are coming back around and want to address these gangsters not as thugs, but as part of a criminal enterprise…and disrupt and dismantle them as we did the mafia.”
~Robert Clifford - Director, FBI Gang Task Force

Gangs are widespread and adversely affect the quality of life within our communities with violence, drugs, and associated criminal activity. This presentation will focus on warning signs, risk factors, graffiti, street language, tattoos, and new trends of gang involvement. In particular, participants will learn the profiles of several different gangs; MS13, Tango Blasters, Los Zetas (Drug Cartel), Latin Kings, SUR 13, NORTE 14, gangs in the Military, and others.
Dwight Stewart is a Training Supervisor/ Gang Specialist with the Texas School Safety Center and former Detention Superintendent for the San Patricio County Juvenile Detention Center. Mr. Stewart is a Certified Officer Safety Trainer (Sam Houston State University), Nationally Certified Gang Awareness Trainer specializing in gangs K-12, Chinese Gangs, Military Gangs, and International Gangs (National Gang Crime Research Center, Chicago, Il), Bomb Awareness Trainer (New Mexico Tech), and Incident Command Trainer with the Texas Govenor’s Department of Emergency Management. Mr. Stewart is a former Juvenile Boot camp Administrator, Juvenile Detention Assistant Administrator, Juvenile Probation Officer and State Parole Officer (SISP Unit) and has conducted numerous school safety site assessments and specialized trainings on Gang Awareness, Bullying, Conflict Resolution, Anger Management, Crises Management planning, and Indicators of Violent Behavior for individuals nationwide. Mr. Stewart has completed FEMA’s Incident Command System (ICS) trainings for ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 300, ICS 400, ICS 700, and ICS 800. Mr. Stewart worked over 20 years in the field of Criminal Justice and has an extensive background in youth violence prevention and school safety planning. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Comal County Teen Connection Boys and Girls Shelter, Criminal Justice Board for Del Mar College (Criminal Justice Division), Costal Bend Violent Gang Task Force, Texas Gang Investigator Association, Hays County Gang Task Force, International Latino Gang Investigators Association, National Major Gang Task Force, Travis County Underage Drinking Prevention Task Force, Guadalupe Valley Council on Drugs and Alcohol, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, San Patricio County Safety Committee, Hays Consolidated Independent School District Drug and Gang Task Force, and the Costal Bend Safety Committee. Mr. Stewart received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from University of Texas at San Antonio

For more information, contact:
Correctional Management Institute of Texas
George J. Beto Criminal Justice Building
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2296
Fax: (936) 294-1671

Cancellation Policy:
If paid, full refunds will be given to those who cancel in writing more than ten (10) working days prior to the training. A refund of 70% of the fees paid will be authorized when a written request for cancellation and refund of conference or program fees is submitted less than ten (10) working days prior to the scheduled start of the program. If unpaid, those who cancel in writing more than ten (10) working days prior to the training will have all fees waived. When a written request for cancellation is submitted less than ten (10) working days prior to the scheduled start of the program, the participant will be responsible for 30% of the conference rate at the time they registered. The Correctional Management Institute of Texas reserves the right to retain or collect fees in full for those who fail to cancel in writing prior to the training or for those who fail to attend. Substitutions are permitted at anytime.

* Unless otherwise noted, hotel arrangements are the responsibility of the participant.

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