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NCJ Number: 200376 Find in a Library
Title: Impact Youth Crime Prevention
Journal: Youth Studies Australia  Volume:22  Issue:1  Dated:March 2003  Pages:46-50
Author(s): Georgina Warrington; Paul Wright
Date Published: March 2003
Page Count: 5
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This article focuses on activity-based youth crime prevention projects for at-risk young people.
Abstract: Impact crime prevention programs for young people at risk of entering the criminal justice system help boost the protective factors in participants’ lives. This article details current crime prevention practices in Australia and overseas. Describing crime prevention as making crime more difficult to commit, taking steps to reduce offending among teenagers and young adults and developing preventative services for families and young children to reduce risk factors associated with the link between antisocial behavior and later offending, the authors discuss two impact programs. The Surf Education Project in Palm Island, North Queensland, seeks to reduce antisocial behavior by developing confidence, social interaction skills, connection with the community and pride in the cultural backgrounds of young people. The ALL Skills (Aquatic Lifestyle Learning Skills) at Nerang State High School uses the processes of adventure based learning to empower young people to change their behavior, feelings, and situations. Impact projects, such as the ones highlighted, aim to enhance protective factors while countering risk factors and have lasting positive outcomes for young participants. References
Main Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Community action programs
Index Term(s): Australia; Crime prevention measures; Crime prevention planning; Wilderness programs; Youth camping programs
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