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NCJ Number: NCJ 171687     Find in a Library
Title: Two Generations -- Partners in Prevention
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Corporate Author: National Crime Prevention Council
United States of America
Date Published: 07/1999
Page Count: 8
  Series: OJJDP Youth in Action Series
  Annotation: Bringing together the energy, skills, and insights of two generations, especially the idealism of youth and the wisdom of age, provides communities with a powerful volunteer force for a wide range of crime prevention initiatives.
Abstract: An important first step in promoting collaboration between senior citizens and young people is to find out what both age groups think about each other. In addition, an effort should be made to involve both age groups in project planning and leadership. Once a committee or a working group has been formed, members should share information about skills, interests, and experiences. Understanding what each age group and individual brings to a project can help to make the most of available talents. When different generations are involved, particular attention should be paid to communication issues and to how each age group can serve the other. Senior citizens can be mentors to young people, help them learn new skills, and provide advice on education and career decisions. Young people can provide errand, escort, and transportation services to senior citizens and can also conduct visits and prepare meals. Steps in conducting a successful project include assessing community needs, lining up resources, acting on plans, and monitoring and evaluation. Challenges that may be faced in planning and implementing a project are noted, as well as rewards and ways in which a project can be evaluated.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Index Term(s): Program evaluation ; Volunteer programs ; Volunteers ; Community involvement ; Crime prevention measures ; Program planning ; Community crime prevention programs ; Age group comparisons ; Program design ; Juvenile crime control ; Mentoring programs
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: OJJDP Bulletin, Youth in Action, Number 5
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