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NCJ Number: 153526 Find in a Library
Title: Community Resource Guide: Act Against Violence
Editor(s): D Reisman
Project Director: R A Miller
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Thirteen/WNET Educational Resources Ctr
New York, NY 10019
Sale Source: Thirteen/WNET Educational Resources Ctr
356 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Developed in conjunction with the National Campaign to Reduce Youth Violence and designed for use by individuals, schools, parents, and community groups, this guide describes various programs and initiatives to prevent or reduce youth violence.
Abstract: The National Campaign to Reduce Youth Violence provides telecommunication tools and other support to community organizations working to reduce youth violence, showcases successful violence prevention programs, and promotes youth involvement in violence reduction. The guide focuses on community-based and school-based programs that target youth violence, curriculums that reduce youth violence, steps involved in community-based violence reduction programs, and violence prevention resources. Details are provided on the Community Youth Gang Services Project in Los Angeles; the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program designed for use nationally in grades kindergarten through 12; the Omega Boys Club in San Francisco; the Teen Dating Violence Project in Austin, Texas; and educational programs designed to prevent or reduce violence and resolve conflicts. A framework for action is outlined to involve youth and communities in violence prevention, and violence prevention initiatives and resources are listed.
Main Term(s): Violent juvenile offenders
Index Term(s): California; Community involvement; Conflict resolution; Crime prevention measures; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Juvenile educational services; Texas; Violence prevention
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