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NCJ Number: 119225 Find in a Library
Title: School Crime: Up Close and Personal
Journal: School Safety  Dated:(Spring 1989)  Pages:9-11
Author(s): T Modglin
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A curriculum called Teens, Crime and the Community (TC&C) and developed jointly by the National Crime Prevention Council and the National Institute for Citizen Education in the Law combines education and student action to reduce crime in schools and to develop students' sense of mutual responsibility.
Abstract: The curriculum has been funded nationally by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and locally by OJJDP and seven private foundations. It approaches crime prevention and personal safety issues from the teen's viewpoint, not that of a "worried adult." Teenagers examine how crime hurts them and their families, friends, and neighbors. It challenges teenagers to learn and serve, to help find solutions, and to develop a stake in the community where they will soon be adults. The curriculum unit and its companion textbook provide a basis for classroom learning. In addition, student-led action projects address real needs of the school and neighborhood. More than 80,000 teenagers, 500 teachers, and large numbers of community resource persons are taking part in the project. Examples of projects, list of ways students can make their school safer, and discussion of school and community partnership programs.
Main Term(s): School delinquency programs; Youth community involvement
Index Term(s): Crime prevention education; Juvenile delinquency prevention; National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC); National Institute for Citizen Education
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