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Corporate Author: National Crime Prevention Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 80
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National Crime Prevention Council
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
Contract Number: 86-MU-CX-K002
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume suggests actions that parents, other adults, and communities can take to prevent or stop violence and profiles 27 violence prevention programs operating at local or State levels, either through existing organizations or through special groups dealing with the violence issue.
Abstract: Youth organizations, neighborhood groups, schools, police agencies, health and social service agencies, recreation departments, housing authorities, and civic groups are some of the places where these anti-violence programs have started. Each program is described in terms of its setting, focus, strategies, signs of success, community partners, funding, challenges, and address and telephone number. The suggestions presented in this volume assume that the reader has some experience in a community-based program that involves working directly with people. The discussion suggests different kinds of action and partners and explains some ways in which conducting a violence prevention program may differ from conducting other programs in a community. Readers are urged to take three actions: (1) reduce their own risk of violence, (2) join or start a program to help others stop violence, and (3) help create a community environment in which violence cannot flourish. Lists of resource organizations
Main Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Violence prevention
Index Term(s): Citizen crime precautions; Community involvement; Crime prevention planning; Interagency cooperation
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