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Title: Community-Based Crime Prevention: An Assessment of the Eisenhower Foundation's Neighborhood Program
Journal: Crime & Delinquency  Volume:35  Issue:3  Dated:special issue (July 1989)  Pages:345-364
Author(s): S F Bennett; P J Lavrakas
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Ford Foundation
New York, NY 10017
Milton S Eisenhower Foundation
Washington, DC 20006
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60201
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 85-IJ-CX-0004
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The article assesses the implementation and impact of the Eisenhower Foundation's Neighborhood Program in ten communities.
Abstract: Most organizations successfully implemented the program and generated a level of participation that compares favorably to other programs. Despite successful implementation, the programs had only modest community impact. Fear of crime and concern about local problems declined slightly in some communities, but there was no documentable evidence of change in communities' crime or perceived quality of life. Of the Eisenhower Foundation guidelines, technical assistance was most clearly linked to program success, although the community planning process and advisory councils may have increased participation. Possible reasons for the small program impact and policy implications of the demonstration project are discussed. 24 references, 1 table. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Community crime prevention programs
Index Term(s): Community action programs; Crime Control Programs
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