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NCJ Number: 149229 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Grassroots Empowerment Manual: Empowering Our Communities From the Grassroots Up
Author(s): S Burke
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 97
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Salt Lake Area Gang Project
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Grant Number: 92-DB-CX-0049
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Salt Lake Area Gang Project
315 East 200 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual helps communities develop a comprehensive action plan to confront gang activities.
Abstract: The first chapter provides a basic understanding of Utah's gang problem, while the second chapter helps communities assess their resources including demographics, schools, businesses, and churches. Next, the Neighborhood Action Model provides a step-by-step blueprint for organizing the community: assessing the problem, organizing the first meeting, designing and implementing a plan of action, and assessing the plan's success. A chapter on volunteers shows how to recruit, train, and involve qualified individuals in the program. The importance of removing graffiti as soon as they appear on buildings and of enlisting corporate support in the community effort is emphasized. As the program gains momentum, publicity through newspapers, radio, and television is essential for widening community support. Special curricula introduced in elementary schools can prevent gang formation and improve student performance. To complete their effort, communities must develop and implement safe recreational and athletic programs for juveniles. Numerous informational hand-outs in Spanish and several other languages are appended.
Main Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs
Index Term(s): Community action programs; Community crime prevention programs; Gang Prevention; Utah
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