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Title: Pro-Youth Neighborhoods and Communities in Tulare County
Author(s): M A Clifford; B Caughron; R Flores; R Skager
Corporate Author: Tulare Cty
Probation Dept
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 138
Sponsoring Agency: California Office of Criminal Justice Planning
Sacramento, CA 95814
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Tulare Cty
Visalia, CA 93291
Grant Number: GV92010540
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Tulare Cty
Probation Dept
Room 206, Courthouse
Cty Civic Ctr
Visalia, CA 93291
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document provides a blueprint for designing and implementing strategies for preventing and responding to problems related to juvenile gangs; the approach used here is to build a solid foundation of pro-youth opportunities in a community, and is based on initiatives taken in Tulare County, California.
Abstract: The document provides a definition of gangs, developed by participants in the Tulare County Gang Response Project, which planning groups are strongly encouraged to adopt early and without changes. The report outlines characteristics of gang members, risk factors, and a basic set of principles and foundations for engaging gang-related problems. The blueprint suggests six engagement strategies -- suppression, community mobilization and planning, strengthening organizations, strengthening the family, providing opportunities, and proactive policy development and advocacy. The next section describes the needs assessment Tulare County underwent to understand the scope of gang activity, obtain baseline data, develop standardized methods for gathering data, and develop a consensus regarding the seriousness of youth gang activity. Finally, this document provides various planning and evaluation resources. 5 notes, 9 references
Main Term(s): Gangs
Index Term(s): California; Gang Prevention; Juvenile Delinquency prevention planning; Juvenile gang behavior patterns; Juveniles; Statistics
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