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Title: National Juvenile Firesetter/Arson Control and Prevention Program: User's Guide
Corporate Author: Institute for Social Analysis
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: Institute for Social Analysis
Alexandria, VA 22314
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
US Fire Admin (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Grant Number: 87-JS-CX-Kl04
Publication Number: FA-145
Sale Source: US Fire Admin (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Dept of Homeland Security
16825 S. Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This User's Guide accompanies the Juvenile Firesetter/Arson Control and Prevention Program (JFACPP) funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the U.S. Fire Administration.
Abstract: The guide outlines critical decision points in building each program component, and the result is a cookbook format that guides the reader from planning to execution phases of an effective community program. Program leaders, management personnel, and service providers in the fields of fire service, mental health, law enforcement, probation, and juvenile justice will find the guide a quick and easy reference. Three general phases of building a JFACPP are noted (assessment, planning, and development), and the need to have a screening and evaluation system for working with children and their families in the JFACPP environment is emphasized. Key program planning elements are defined as problem definition, program leadership, service delivery, program site, service jurisdiction, staffing, and budgeting. Factors that should be taken into consideration when establishing a screening and evaluation system for juvenile firesetters are examined, including identification of the target population, designation of service agencies and individuals, selection of screening and evaluation procedures, and implementation. Intervention services and referral mechanisms for juvenile firesetters are discussed, along with the role of publicity and outreach in JFACPP's. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Juvenile fire setters
Index Term(s): Arson prevention; Arsonists; Community crime prevention programs; Crime prevention measures; Crime prevention planning; OJJDP grant-related documents; Program evaluation; Program planning
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