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NCJ Number: 171132 Find in a Library
Title: Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Communities Program: A Preliminary Report, Research in Brief
Series: NIJ Research in Brief
Author(s): G L Kelling; M R Hochberg; S L Kaminska; A M Rocheleau; D P Rosenbaum; J A Roth; W G Skogan
Corporate Author: BOTEC Analysis Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: BOTEC Analysis Corporation
Cambridge, MA 02138
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
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-0065; 96-DD-BX-0098
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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Document: PDF|Text
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper presents preliminary results of an NIJ-sponsored process evaluation of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Comprehensive Communities Program (CCP) as implemented in 12 sites.
Abstract: The evaluation examined the process by which sites implemented their comprehensive crime control and prevention strategies, as well as the impact of pre-existing ecological, social, economic, and political factors on implementation. It also examined the evidence and effects of partnership-building aimed at combating crime and violence. The extent to which CCP accelerated sites' implementation of community policing was examined as well. The study concludes that comprehensive strategies supported by a Federal grant to combat crime and violence can be implemented, but must be adapted to address specific local circumstances and issues. In many sites, the CCP process was a catalyst for establishing new anti-crime community leadership while including long-standing, active community leaders. Powerful partnerships developed in a variety of ways from diverse origins. The mandated framework of community representation and coordinated, multidisciplinary approaches to crime were instrumental in ensuring that in most sites, community policing and community mobilization did not function merely parallel to each other but as integral partners. Further, police departments consistently pursued departmentwide community policing, not just individual programs. 3 exhibits and 4 notes
Main Term(s): Community crime prevention programs
Index Term(s): Byrne program evaluation; Community involvement; Crime Control Programs; NIJ grant-related documents; Violence prevention
Note: "National Institute of Justice Research in Brief," June 1998.
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