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Title: Project Alliance Handbook: Guidelines for the Development of a Collaborative Relationship Between Leaders in Law Enforcement and Education
Author(s): M E Cahn; A L Cahn
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 57
Sponsoring Agency: Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General
Boston, MA 02108
National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This handbook outlines the history of Project Alliance in Middlesex County, Mass.; guides communities in how to start an Alliance program; and serves as a reference for communities currently involved in such collaborative efforts.
Abstract: Project Alliance fosters opportunities for a community to adapt the concept of collaboration between law enforcement and school officials to mobilize the community to combat the escalating use of drugs, alcohol, and weapons in and around schools. It addresses community concerns by providing for clearly defined drug, alcohol, and violence prevention education efforts. Project Alliance emphasizes the importance of early intervention and the provision of sound treatment in coordination with enforcement of the laws, prosecution, and punishment as key elements of public protection. It further offers parents the opportunity to become involved proactively in preventing substance abuse and violence. After identifying what Project Alliance offers a community, this handbook reviews the Middlesex County and Bristol County experiences with Project Alliance and considers whether other communities could benefit from the project. The core of the second part of the handbook consists of guidelines for the development of Project Alliance in a community. Topics include the initial meeting, organizational structure, the development of a memorandum of understanding, budgeting, expenses to anticipate, and worksheets for the initial meeting and the budgeting process. References, forms, and worksheets
Main Term(s): Police community relations programs
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Drug prevention programs; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Massachusetts; School delinquency programs; Violence prevention
Note: Based on a Descriptive Study of Project Alliance, Middlesex County Pilot Years, 1987-1990 and the Bristol Alliance Resource Guide.
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