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NCJ Number: 118470 Find in a Library
Title: Social Crime Prevention and Policies for Youth in England
Journal: Research Bulletin  Issue:24  Dated:Special Issue (1987)  Pages:16-19
Author(s): H Blagg
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 4
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: British government and private agencies that work with youth have forged cooperative endeavors to foster positive social influences for youth that prevent delinquency.
Abstract: One such program is the Community and Voluntary Education Project (CAVE), which involves a core of school teachers and local volunteers in the provision of educational services to youth. CAVE operates three programs: a truancy unit designed to reform chronic truants; a literacy unit, which upgrades the literacy skills of 14-25 year-olds; and the educational and employment project, which provides employment services for 16-19 year-olds. The Birmingham Social Crime Prevention Unit is another example of social crime prevention initiatives. This program has developed a broad strategy that encompasses long-term work with youth in a community that spawns delinquency. The unit focuses on the reformation of the formal and informal systems within which youth gain their social identities. A third effort is the Educational Support Grant Initiatives. This involves funding for a broad range of school programs that address such varied problems as racism, vandalism, and social disaffection. 4 references. United Kingdom has been laid at the national and local levels, but much remains to be done to implement an effective comprehensive community crime prevention approach.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Index Term(s): England; Socialization
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