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Title: Kids, Cops, and Communities
Series: NIJ Issues and Practices in Criminal Justice
Author(s): M R Chaiken
Corporate Author: LINC
United States of America
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 60
Sponsoring Agency: Carnegie Corporation of New York
New York, NY 10036
Alexandria, VA 22313
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 94-IJ-CX-0015
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
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United States of America
Document: PDF|Text
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report aims to help law enforcement administrators and police officers understand and establish a strategy to prevent violence based on community policing services conducted in collaboration with youth-serving organizations; the discussion is based on a survey of 579 affiliates of 7 national youth-serving organizations.
Abstract: The discussion notes that early adolescence is a crucial period and that children are most vulnerable to juvenile delinquency and victimization during the nonschool afternoon and early evening hours on weekdays. It notes that popular approaches such as boot camps or curfews either provide only temporary supervision or do not cover the periods when youth are most likely to become involved in trouble. However, effective prevention approaches are integral to national youth organizations. The survey gathered information from affiliates of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Boy Scouts of America, Girls Incorporated, Girl Scouts of the USA, National Association of Police Athletic Leagues, National 4-H Council and USDA 4-H and Youth Development Service, and YMCA of the USA. The research revealed that partnerships between police and youth-serving organizations take many forms. Exemplary programs in Bristol, Conn., Arlington, Tex., and Spokane, Wash. had several features in common. They were based on a needs assessment, addressed multiple factors, and used existing organizations and approaches rather than developing new ones. Their experience suggests several specific actions for police administrators, directors of youth organizations and agencies, community coalitions and collaborations, local officials, and other community leaders. Photographs, reference notes, and appended list and contact information for the organizations studied. For the study, see NCJ-170608.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Boys and Girls Clubs of America; Crime prevention planning; Interagency cooperation; Police juvenile relations; Youth development; Youth groups
Note: National Institute of Justice Issues and Practices
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