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  NCJ Number: NCJ 213682     Find in a Library
  Title: Lessons Learned From Safe Kids/Safe Streets
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): Roberta Cronin ; Frances Gragg ; Dana Schultz ; Karla Eisen
  Corporate Author: Westat
United States of America
  Date Published: 11/2006
  Page Count: 12
  Annotation: This bulletin describes the Safe Kids/Safe Streets initiative developed by the U.S. Department of Justice and its successful application in the child maltreatment field.
  Abstract: While collaborative approaches have been used successfully in other arenas, the Safe Kids/Safe Streets (SK/SS) initiative represents the most comprehensive application in the child maltreatment field. It succeeded in building broad-based collaboratives focusing on child abuse and neglect issues in five very different communities. The five collaborative sites enabled their communities to develop stronger interagency relationships and to focus on systems reform issues. They also engaged a broad range of stakeholders in developing and implementing a complex and ambitious agenda and made collaboration a normal way of doing business. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) developed the SK/SS program to help communities reduce child abuse and neglect and their aftereffects through collaborative, communitywide efforts. The SK/SS program was designed to help communities make significant changes in the policies, procedures, and practices of agencies that deal with children who are experiencing, or are at risk of experiencing abuse and neglect and their families. The collaborative sites were to include justice, child welfare, family service, education, health, and mental health agencies, as well as nontraditional partners. They had to develop and implement plans covering systems reform and accountability, enhanced continuum of services, data collection and evaluation, and prevention education. In 1997, DOJ selected five localities to implement SK/SS: Huntsville, AL, Kansas City, MO, Toledo, OH, Burlington, VT, and Sault Ste. Marie, MI. This bulletin describes the experiences of these participating sites, offering considerable insights into collaboration building, systems reform, service options, and other strategies. References
  Main Term(s): Child abuse prevention
  Index Term(s): Program evaluation ; Child abuse ; Juvenile dependency and neglect ; Interagency cooperation ; Effectiveness ; Federal programs ; Program implementation ; Child welfare ; Program design ; Federal juvenile programs ; Juvenile program coordination
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Grant Number: 97-MU-MU-0005
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Program/Project Description
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: Juvenile Justice Bulletin
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