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NCJ Number: NCJ 142968   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
Title: General Community Design: Technical Assistance Manual
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Author(s): I A Spergel
Corporate Author: University of Chicago
School of Social Service Admin
National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Project
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 80
  Annotation: This manual identifies the key steps to be taken by the planner in the design of a community approach to dealing with the youth gang problem.
Abstract: It emphasizes the importance of problem and resource analysis and the development of appropriate structures, including policy and program mechanisms. The discussion focuses on the nature of relevant programming and targeting by certain youth area agencies for the purposes of suppression and intervention. How to coordinate agency, program, and local community leaders and residents is described. Issues of funding and program evaluation are also discussed. This manual is distinguished from the "Community Mobilization" and "Grass-Roots Organization" manuals by its emphasis on technical planning and analysis required by the policymaker or administrator who must take a broad city or area-wide interagency view of the problem and develop a coordinated approach to it. The three manuals are complementary. The "General Community Design Model" should also be used as a reference, since it provides rationales for many of the steps and procedures recommended in this manual. The action areas covered in the manual are problem, policy, and measure assessment; the development of youth gang policy and program structure; program goals, strategies, and objectives; relevant cross-agency, cross- community programming; coordination and community participation; staff selection and training; funding; and research and evaluation. Appended list of program reports, glossary and discussion of terms, tables, and a research paradigm
Main Term(s): Community action programs ; Juvenile/Youth Gangs
Index Term(s): Juveniles ; Crime specific countermeasures ; Program implementation ; Police ; Program design ; Technical assistance resources
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: D0017
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Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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