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NCJ Number: 155935 Find in a Library
Title: Revitalizing Your Crime Prevention Group: Ten Points on Maintaining a Neighborhood Organization
Author(s): H Phillips
Corporate Author: American Assoc of Retired Persons
United States of America
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: American Assoc of Retired Persons
Washington, DC 20049
Sale Source: American Assoc of Retired Persons
601 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This monograph explains 10 principles that managers of volunteer crime prevention programs can use to examine the vitality of their own community groups.
Abstract: The discussion emphasizes that each group should attempt to achieve a balance of the principles that are most effective for its needs. The first principle is that the group's goals and purposes should be understood and generally accepted by its members. The group should also experience periodic successes in its projects and activities, and group members should derive a sense of satisfaction from belonging and should represent a cross- section of residents whose support will be required. The group's seize should be determined by the size of the job to be accomplished; leaders should represent both member needs and community interests. The group should be flexible and adaptable to changing conditions. Good communication is essential and should be accomplished through telephone committees, written notices of meetings, and distribution of meeting minutes. Adequate funds, supplies, and equipment and comfortable meeting places and appropriate social amenities are also important. Checklists, and 5 references
Main Term(s): Crime prevention planning
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Volunteer programs; Volunteer training
Note: A Criminal Justice Services Program Department Monograph
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