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NCJ Number: 194166 Find in a Library
Title: Finding Common Ground: 29 Recommendations of the Working Group on Human Needs and Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Corporate Author: Working Group on Human Needs and Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
United States of America
Date Published: January 2002
Page Count: 55
Sponsoring Agency: Search for Common Ground
Washington, DC 20009
Working Group on Human Needs and Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Washington, DC 20009
Sale Source: Search for Common Ground
1601 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20009
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the findings of a non-partisan working group convened to evaluate the potential benefits of faith-based and community-based initiatives in addressing quality of life issues, including criminal justice issues.
Abstract: This is a report by the 33 member Working Group on Human Needs and Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. In the report, the possible roles of faith-based and community-based organizations in ameliorating social problems, including drug and alcohol abuse and youth mentoring needs, are discussed. Twenty-nine recommendations concerning the effective use of faith and community-based initiatives are presented. Other information includes a review of the working group's bases for evaluation including a review of the legal and civic framework for the use of faith-based and community initiatives, a discussion of the historical principles of the separation of church, and State and a detailed discussion regarding funding needs for these programs including reviews of the private and governmental roles in such funding. Notes, tables, and member biographies
Main Term(s): Community action programs
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Community resources; Community support; Neighborhood justice centers; Religious programs
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