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NCJ Number: 163281 Find in a Library
Title: Justice Department Initiative Supports Community-Wide Efforts To Reduce Juvenile Crime and Delinquency
Corporate Author: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This press release by the U.S. Department of Justice announces grants to six communities for the implementation of the "SafeFutures" program.
Abstract: The six communities are Contra Costa County, Calif.; Imperial County, Calif.; Boston, Mass.; St. Louis, Mo.; Seattle, Wash.; and the Fort Belknap Indian Community in Harlem, Mont. These communities will share almost $8 million in grants to combat juvenile crime and delinquency. The SafeFutures program combines efforts such as communitywide gang strategies; juvenile justice interventions for juvenile offenders; and prevention programming that includes afterschool, mentoring, and family strengthening programs. Overall, the program will target at-risk and delinquent youth throughout their development. OJJDP combined previously separate programs into components of the comprehensive SafeFutures initiative. These programs included those designed for at-risk youth, such as afterschool programs, job training, mentoring, and family support programs, as well as those designed for juvenile offenders, such as graduated sanctions, drug treatment, aftercare, and victim restitution. The six SafeFutures communities have already made progress in bringing together many elements to form an effective response to juvenile crime and delinquency. SafeFutures will help these communities expand their efforts and thus serve as models for other communities.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Federal programs; Grants or contracts; Juvenile delinquency prevention
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