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NCJ Number: 201948 Find in a Library
Title: Assessment of Violence Prevention and Intervention Programs in Michigan: Policy and Programmatic Insights and Implications
Journal: Criminal Justice Policy Review  Volume:14  Issue:3  Dated:September 2003  Pages:306-321
Author(s): Ryan C. Goei; Gary Meyer; Anthony J. Roberto
Date Published: September 2003
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Michigan Dept of Community Health
Lansing, MI 48913
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the focus, activities, audience, and barriers for violence prevention and intervention programs in Michigan.
Abstract: Violence is a pervasive problem in America; as such, efforts to reduce violent crime is varied and widespread. In an effort to both create a resource directory of violence reduction programs in the State of Michigan and to assist in the collaboration and communication between such programs, the authors conducted telephone interviews with 134 individuals from violence prevention and intervention programs around the State. The interviews focused on program goals and activities, their target audiences, research and evaluation efforts, and barriers to successful implementation of their programs. Results of statistical analyses revealed that the most common programmatic area dealt with violence against women and the most common activities were public presentations, public education, and counseling. The programs provided services to females more than males, to adolescents and young adults more than other age groups, and to victims rather than perpetrators. The biggest barrier to program implementation was funding and the greatest need was research and program evaluation. Policymakers and funding organizations should concentrate on ways of providing much needed training and education to staff members involved in violence prevention and intervention programs. Tables, references
Main Term(s): Programs; Violence prevention
Index Term(s): Michigan; Program design; Program implementation
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