Re "L.A. Clerics Seek Broad Review of Anti-Gang Efforts," Oct. 19: I am in full agreement. Prevention programs are the ones that can provide effective and long-lasting results.
As adults we have a moral obligation to save all of our children, and in today's American society it is not realistic to expect it to come only from parents. We must all--government, schools, law enforcement, churches and temples and private business--work together to teach and save our children. I agree with Cardinal Roger Mahoney that Hope in Youth "fills the bill" for the right kind of anti-gang program that is needed today, at least on paper.