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NCJ Number: 178927 Find in a Library
Title: Arts and Performances for Prevention
Series: OJJDP Youth in Action Series
Corporate Author: National Crime Prevention Council
United States of America
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
National Crime Prevention Council
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
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Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This bulletin describes using arts and performances to convey messages of crime and violence prevention.
Abstract: Through music, drama, dance and visual arts, youth can draw attention to problems in their communities, educate others on the benefits of crime prevention and suggest ways to prevent crime. The bulletin discusses how arts and performances prevent or reduce crime and what it takes to start such activities. Initial steps include identifying the target audience and message, identifying needs and available resources and developing a schedule. The bulletin also describes what it takes to maintain community support for arts and performances programs and some of the challenges and rewards of these initiatives. Evaluation of the programs should determine whether they engage the talent of local youth in promoting key crime prevention messages, provide opportunities for youth to use and develop artistic ability, educate and raise community members’ awareness of the problems or issues that the group is addressing and use creative expression to transcend language and cultural barriers. Notes, resources
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Crime prevention education; Crime prevention measures; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Public Opinion of Crime; Youth community involvement; Youth development; Youth involvement in crime prevention
Note: National Youth Network, Youth in Action, January 2000, No. 11
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