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NCJ Number: 136886 Find in a Library
Title: Outward Bound Urban Adventure Project: Brighton (From Youth Crime Prevention: A Handbook of Good Practice, 1990, P 26-28 -- 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 Outward Bound Urban Adventure Project strives to develop urban adventure activities which attract and engage young people and help divert them from crime to facilitate personal development and to enable young people to make more effective decisions and exert more control over their lives.
Abstract: This description of the Outward Bound Urban Adventure Project outlines activities and discusses management and staffing issues and identifies program achievements and problems. Initiated in May 1989, the project is open to all young people on the Whitehawk estate in east Brighton in the 10- to 18-year age range. The challenging and problem solving activities offered include climbing and abseiling, rope exercises, orienteering, river crossings, hill walking, and canoeing and sailing. These activities are viewed as a vehicle for promoting personal awareness. An integral part of a town-wide crime prevention strategy, the project tries to divert youth from crime and consults residents and young people on the needs of the area. 1 table
Main Term(s): Juvenile diversion programs; Urban area studies
Index Term(s): Foreign crime prevention; Juvenile program coordination; Youth development; Youth involvement in crime prevention
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