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NCJ Number: 136884 Find in a Library
Title: Kestrel Project: Newcastle Upon Tyne (From Youth Crime Prevention: A Handbook of Good Practice, 1990, P 20-22 -- See NCJ-136880)
Corporate Author: Crime Concern
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Crime Concern
Swindon, SN5 7UN
Sale Source: Crime Concern
Chapel House
Westmead Drive
United Kingdom
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The Kestrel project, located in a local primary school on the Cowgate estate in north Newcastle, works in partnership with other agencies and encourages a self-help approach to some of the underlying problems in the area such as crime, unemployment, and poor youth facilities.
Abstract: This profile of the Kestrel project describes project aims and activities, management, and staffing issues and identifies program achievements and problems. A detached youth work approach is one of the main features of the Kestrel project which has three primary objectives: to respond to the needs of unattached youth in the area and to involve them in activities which enhance their personal and social development, to obtain the support of local residents and to involve them in this work, and to encourage local agencies to improve their services to youth. Local police officers support the project's work and believe it has a positive impact on youth crime. 1 table
Main Term(s): Self-help programs; Youth involvement in crime prevention
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Foreign crime prevention; Youth employment; Youth groups
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