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The Act is intended to provide law enforcement and prosecutors with new tools to combat criminal gang activity. The Act approaches the problem of gang activity from multiple fronts. The anchor of the Act is section 8, which revises the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. The new Act focuses on gang activity, rather than gang membership. This new approach is intended to produce a more effective statute, while raising fewer constitutional concerns. Other sections of the Act deal with juveniles who violate the Street Gangs Act, bail for gang-related offenses, witness intimidation laws, and victims' rights laws.

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