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NCJ Number: 135839 Find in a Library
Title: Community Reclamation Project Final Report: A Model Anti-gang/drug Program Developed for the Four-community Target Area of Carson, Harbor City, Lomita and Wilmington, California
Corporate Author: Los Angeles County Probation Dept
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 30
Sponsoring Agency: Los Angeles County Probation Dept
Downey, CA 90242
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 88-JS-CX-K005
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A program begun in December 1988 focused on preventing gang and drug activity in four communities in the South Bay Area of Los Angeles County (California).
Abstract: The four communities were Carson, Harbor City, Lomita, and Wilmington. Two communities had third and fourth generation Hispanic gang activity; one had black, Hispanic, white, Samoan, and Filipino gang activity; and the final area was in a severe state of denial until 4 months before the 18-month period. The first task of the Community Reclamation Project was to identify existing resources and determine any service gaps. Results showed that 19 community-based programs were all addressing gangs and drugs. The project staff worked with these organizations as well as schools and neighborhoods to coordinate existing diversion and intervention programs and to create alternatives such as recreation, tutoring, and career development. The program received such positive responses that the County awarded continuing funding. The project will continue to provide the structure to focus and coordinate all drug and gang prevention activities in the target communities. Appended list of equipment and materials
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): California; Drug prevention programs; Juvenile/Youth Gangs
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