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Title: Community-Based Youth Agency Model
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Author(s): I Spergel ; C Kane
Corporate Author: University of Chicago
School of Social Service Admin
National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Project
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 52
  Annotation: The proposed model uses a community-based youth agency (CBYA) as the core organization for coordinating the control and prevention of youth gang crime through other community- based, criminal justice, and grassroots organizations.
Abstract: The CBYA would provide a continuum of many services to gang and gang-prone youth as well as to other youth, families, and community residents. The agency must have a board that is composed of local residents and that represents the needs and interests of the community. The CBYA must coordinate its services with criminal justice system units, including police, court, probation, detention, parole, and correction institutions, as well as with local schools, business, and industry. A CBYA should provide a variety of youth outreach services and grassroots mobilization efforts and should intervene to mediate differences among warring gangs. Overall, the model proposes a six-fold mission for CBYA's: socialization, education, family support, training and employment, social control, community mobilization, and agency coordination. This paper discusses each of these areas in detail. Additionally, the paper discusses policies and procedures, organization and development of youth gang policy, management of the collaborative process, community structure and processes, research and evaluation, and funding priorities. 2 references and appended research paradigm, traditional model components, and innovative model components
Main Term(s): Community action programs ; Juvenile/Youth Gangs
Index Term(s): Juveniles ; Crime specific countermeasures ; Models ; Community involvement ; Program implementation ; Police ; Program design
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 90-JD-CX-K001
Publication Number: D0002
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Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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