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NCJ Number: 70082 Find in a Library
Title: Civil Disorders and Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Program - Final Report
Corporate Author: Griffin Police Dept
Police Community Relations Unit
United States of America
Project Director: H G Williams
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: Griffin Police Dept
Griffin, GA 30223
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 72-DF-04-0003
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This final report of the School Disorder Prevention Program touches on the prevention efforts of the Police Community Relations Unit and of civil groups in the city of Griffin, Georgia.
Abstract: Various Griffin groups combined to take underprivileged children to Atlanta on a field trip and to distribute toys, candy, and fruit to children in the community who had not received any such gifts for Christmas. The Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Programs in the schools include books and crayons taken by the Police Community Relations Unit and the Communication Officers to lower school grades; the books show police officers at work and provide information on child molesting and its prevention for youngsters. Police officers distribute Outstanding Student Award Certificates to students and teachers with good conduct and citizenship, bicycle safety rule booklets, reminders for parents on correct driving habits, and booklets regarding ways for juveniles to prevent being molested. Drug abuse talks complete this program for putting the police and juveniles in constructive contact with each other. Further prevention activities include the formation of Scout groups for children, seminars on burglary prevention for businesses, discussions of rules and tips on bad checks and credit cards, and distributions of folders on fighting shoplifting. Teen, Women, and Men Clubs have been encouraged as delinquency prevention groups, especially in the event of civil disorder. Previously delinquent persons are especially recruited for leadership in these groups. The Police Community Relations Unit also works with Student Councils in Junior High and High Schools to develop plans in the event of school disorders. An interagency group involves such agencies as the Public Welfare Department and the Hospital for better interagency understanding, and church groups encourage Vacation Bible School. A year after these various efforts were begun, the number of young people getting in trouble within a 5-mile radius of the city was reduced.
Index Term(s): Education; Educational benefits; Georgia (USA); Incentive systems; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Police community relations
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