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Title: Power of Senior Citizens in Crime Prevention and Victim Services
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:56  Issue:1  Dated:(January 1989)  Pages:45-47
Author(s): L A Sipes
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes various programs throughout the Nation which use elderly citizens in volunteer programs of crime prevention and victim services.
Abstract: The Crime Resistance Involvement Council in Pasadena, Calif., involves elderly citizens working alongside a small staff of paid professionals to provide elderly victims guidance through the court system, referrals to various agencies, and professional psychological services. In Sun City, Ariz., elderly citizens have been instrumental in activities promoting community safety, including car and foot patrols, vacation watch, search and rescue, traffic control, home security checks, operation identification, and neighborhood watch. Seniors Against Crime in Tacoma, Wash., has opened a storefront crime prevention operation in an effort to rid the neighborhood of crack houses, drug dealing, and alcohol-related crimes. In Jacksonville, Fla., Community Posse has organized 95 percent of the 500 thriving neighborhood watches and has conducted numerous home security surveys. Seniors have been used in various programs throughout the Nation to educate people about crime victimization and prevention and provide services that aid victims and prevent crime.
Main Term(s): Crime prevention education
Index Term(s): Elderly victim services; Elderly victims; Older Adults (65+)
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