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Journal: News and Views  Volume:22  Issue:2  Dated:(January 1993), 1-2
Corporate Author: New Jersey Assoc on Correction
New Jersey Criminal Justice Network
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 2
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Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The city of Newark, New Jersey, has the potential to become a model for social change in the country, with its focus on involving the community in collective approach to solving crime.
Abstract: Newark's program, known as Fighting Back, targets the crime problem in inner cities and is based on the belief that the criminal justice system cannot deal with people whose behavior cannot be controlled by social institutions in the community. The focus is on collective action involving city and private agencies, law enforcement, and the community to re-establish the city's social infrastructure and empower social capacity building. Fighting Back is sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Newark and provides, among other services, drug treatment and assistance for juveniles on probation.
Main Term(s): Community involvement
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Drug treatment programs; Juvenile probationers; New Jersey; Social change; Social control; Urban criminality
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