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NCJ Number: 156579 Find in a Library
Title: Challenge: Preventing Youth Violence
Author(s): B Payton
Corporate Author: Urban Strategies Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 96
Sponsoring Agency: Black Community Crusade for Children
Washington, DC 20001
Urban Strategies Council
Oakland, CA 94612
Sale Source: Black Community Crusade for Children
c/o Children's Defense Fund
25 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document describes some of the efforts being undertaken in three cities -- Oakland, California; Pine Bluff, Arkansas; and Washington, D.C. -- to prevent and stop youth violence, particularly that which arises among African American youth.
Abstract: The first section describes three programs operated by young people who take various approaches to violence prevention, encompassing some of the basic elements of successful programs. The second section outlines community-based programs that offer a wide variety of alternatives to the options that black children see on the streets. These programs help young people connect to values and experiences that are not easily attainable in their neighborhoods. Two programs that address girls' special needs are based on the realization that young women are as involved in and degraded by violence as are young men. This document also describes several programs that have pulled troubled youth off the path of violence and drugs and back into the community, and other programs that offer alternatives to suspension, detention, and incarceration for adolescents who have become involved more deeply in gang activities and crime.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Black/African Americans; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Violence prevention; Youth advocacy organizations
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