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NCJ Number: 148458 Find in a Library
Title: Working as Partners With Community Groups
Series: BJA Bulletins
Corporate Author: National Crime Prevention Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
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Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Partnerships between law enforcement and community members and groups can be an effective mechanism for reducing crime, reducing the fear of crime, and developing a stronger sense of community cohesion.
Abstract: Partnerships entered into by police and home or school organizations, neighborhood associations, tenants' groups, social and veterans' groups, community service clubs, and religious affiliated groups, can address immediate crime- related problems, build a base for dealing with future problems, gain new resources, and increase the community's social and economic health. This bulletin recommends ways to work with diverse groups and overcome obstacles to cooperation. The lessons learned in community partnerships include acknowledging the reality of fear, agreeing on a strategy to address the problems, securing broad-based participant, training members of the partnership, securing resources, implementing the strategies in a sound environment, evaluating the results, and celebrating successes.
Main Term(s): Crime prevention planning
Index Term(s): Police community relations programs; Police-citizen interactions
Note: BJA Community Partnerships Bulletin, September 1994
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