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NCJ Number: NCJ 175084     Find in a Library
Title: Youth Crime Watch of America
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Author(s): Vernon M. Jones
Corporate Author: Youth Crime Watch of America, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 01/1999
Page Count: 2
  Series: OJJDP Youth in Action Series
  Annotation: Youth Crime Watch of America, Inc. (YCWA) is a nonprofit organization that establishes youth crime watch programs throughout the United States and in other countries.
Abstract: YCWA, began in 1978, and provides youth volunteers with guidance on how to conduct the program in their school, neighborhood, public housing site, recreational center, or park. Its goals are to provide crime-free, drug-free settings for healthy learning and living; instill positive values; foster good citizenship; and build self-confidence in youth; and enable youth to become resources for preventing drug use and other crimes in their schools and neighborhoods. YCWA activities include drug and crime prevention education, anonymous crime reporting systems, youth patrols, mentoring programs, mediation training, conflict resolution training, youth leadership training, and establishing community networks and partnerships. YCWA also collaborates with the National Crime Prevention Council to organize the annual National Youth Crime Prevention Conference. More than 75 individuals receive awards at each conference. YCWA members receive newsletters, resource materials, and access to a resource library. Mail and Internet addresses from which to obtain more information
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Youth groups ; Volunteer programs ; Youth development ; Peer influences on behavior ; Juvenile program volunteers ; Youth community involvement ; Youth involvement in crime prevention
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
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Language: English
Note: Youth in Action, N 2, January 1999
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