In their latest statewide assessment, the Department of Public Safety found high concentrations of gang activity in Smith County and Gregg County.

A cause of concern for gang violence survivor Jarvin Dorsey.

In May 2000, Dorsey was at a graduation party when he got caught in gang member crossfire during a drive by shooting.

However, Dorsey has not let the tragic event define his life.

“I’ve worked at Goodwill for 9 years and I am studying criminal justice at TJC,” Dorsey said.

Click here for a full copy of the Texas Gang Threat Assessment.