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Title: Revitalizing Communities: Innovative State and Local Programs
Series: BJA Monographs
Corporate Author: Justice Research and Statistics Association
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 157
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
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Document: PDF|Text
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This monograph documents a variety of initiatives, including several among Native American tribal communities, that focus on preventing crime and its consequences through community revitalization.
Abstract: Among the problems targeted by the programs are neighborhood blight, drug trafficking and related crime, and inappropriate or ineffective jail sentences for nonviolent offenders. The programs are especially concerned with the significant population of youth at risk for school dropout, delinquency, and violent crime. Although the programs are organized by State, they tend to repond to local problems with local resources. Virtually all can be replicated in other communities, either in whole or in part. The approaches represented by the programs involve bringing together various elements of the community, and many involve forging partnerships between police and neighborhood residents and implementing other aspects of community policing. Some of the programs demonstrate ways neighborhoods are working together to respond to threats to their safety and the well-being of their children. The 24 programs included in the monograph are funded under Byrne Formula or Discretionary Grant programs.
Main Term(s): Community crime prevention programs
Index Term(s): American Indians; BJA Grant-related Documents; Byrne program evaluation; Community involvement; Crime prevention measures; Grants or contracts; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Police community relations; Reservation crimes; State-by-state analyses; United States of America; Violence prevention
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