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NCJ Number: 135882 Find in a Library
Title: New-Look Police Youth Club (From Preventing Juvenile Crime Conference Proceedings No. 9, 1991, P 45-57, Julia Vernon, Sandra McKillop, eds. -- See NCJ-135877)
Author(s): P Carter
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: The New Look Police Youth Club is examined as a crime prevention organization, and the history and structure of the Federation of New South Wales Police Citizens Youth Clubs is reviewed.
Abstract: The Federation in New South Wales is a member of the Australian Police Citizens Youth Club. Currently there are 129 police Citizens Youth clubs in Australia. All of these clubs offer programs and activities aimed at reducing crime and antisocial behavior of young people. Activities include crime prevention workshops, minority group-police resource workshops, neighbor network, young offenders support teams, and court support programs. Police careers out west, careers markets, offstreet school break-up parties, passive areas, and anti-graffiti projects are also offered for young participants. In addition, the youth club police are available to the public for discussion of matters relating to life and policing matters in the areas served by the particular branch. Other programs offered by the club are jarjums talent quest, Koori culture expo, and Wilcannia/Mount Druitt youth interchange. Law week, drive to survive, bicycle safety, protective behavior program, peer support, rehabilitation of young offenders, alteens, and corporate coalition programs are also available.
Main Term(s): Youth groups
Index Term(s): Foreign juvenile justice systems; Mentoring programs; New South Wales; Police-citizen interactions
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