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NCJ Number: 249161 Find in a Library
Title: Executive Reference Guide for Practitioners: Youth Advocacy, Community Relations and Gang Violence Prevention
Corporate Author: Booz Allen Hamilton
United States of America
Date Published: June 2013
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: Booz Allen Hamilton
McLean, VA 22101
US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: GS-23F-9755H
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Reference Material; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide is a repository of resources and tools that pertain to youth advocacy, community relations, and gang violence prevention, as well as information on how to implement evidence-based programs.
Abstract: The resources cited relate to youth and education, with a focus on truancy, employment programs, targeting at-risk and delinquent youth, and best practices in the use of school resource officers. The guide identifies specific programs, approaches, and training that address community outreach and security as well as best practices in police-community relations. Resources relevant to gang membership prevention, intervention, and violence-prevention models are also provided. The format for presenting the resources and tools consists of a table for each issue addressed. The resources and tools on each issue are listed in the left column of the table, and the center column of the table indicates the appropriate use or target of the resource or tool. The right-hand column of the table shows the strength of the evidence base regarding the resource’s effectiveness. The section on “How To Implement Evidence-Based Programs” outlines the core actions that leaders in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and victim services can take in adopting evidence-based programming in their organizations and system-wide in a jurisdiction.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Children at risk; Community resources; Evidence-Based Practices; Evidence-Based Programs; Gang Prevention; Juvenile educational services; Office of Justice Programs (OJP); OJP Resources; Police community relations; School Resource Officers (SRO); Technical assistance resources; Truancy; Truancy Prevention; Youth employment
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