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Countywide : Officials to Discuss Ways to Avoid Gangs

Experts on gang behavior will explore ways to discourage children from joining gangs during an all-day conference open to the public Saturday.

The Soroptimist International of the Conejo has invited law-enforcement officials and leaders of volunteer groups to speak at Charter Hospital of Thousand Oaks from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Milton (Robbie) Robinson, a Los Angeles County probation officer, will talk about warning signs of gang involvement.

And Stanley Kubota, a volunteer with a program called Youth at Risk, will offer information about a 10-day rehabilitation program in which neighborhood leaders and a trained staff take gang members camping, he said.

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A $5 fee will cover the cost of lunch, Bock said.


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