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NCJ Number: 210275 Find in a Library
Title: Communitywide Strategies to Reduce Child Abuse and Neglect: Lessons From the Safe Kids/Safe Streets Program
Corporate Author: Westat
United States of America
Date Published: 2004
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Rockville, MD 20850
Grant Number: 97-MU-MU-005
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents lessons learned from the federally supported Safe Kids/Safe Streets Program (SK/SS) designed to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect and the development of juvenile delinquency.
Abstract: Past and present studies point to long-term consequences, finding that victims of child abuse and neglect are at greater risk of delinquency, substance abuse, adult criminality, and other problems. Initiated by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), the Safe Kids/Safe Streets (SK/SS) Program was established in 1997 to help five communities reduce child abuse and neglect and their aftereffects through collaborative community-wide efforts. The initiative helped communities make significant changes in the policies, procedures, and practices of agencies that deal with children and families involved in or at risk of abuse and neglect. The five demonstration sites that implemented the SK/SS program were located in Alabama, Missouri, Ohio, Vermont, and Michigan. This report, adapted from a four-volume evaluation report, describes the results of a national evaluation of SK/SS planning and implementation. Lessons learned from the SK/SS experience are presented in the areas of community context, program design, collaboration building, system reform, enhancing the continuum of services, data collection and evaluation, prevention education, and resources. The SK/SS initiative represents the most comprehensive application in the child maltreatment field. It has succeeded in building broad-based collaboratives around child abuse and neglect issues in five different communities. In addition, they engaged a broad range of stakeholders in developing and implementing a complex agenda with collaboration made to be a normal way of doing business. References
Main Term(s): Child abuse prevention
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Child abuse as crime factor; Child abuse as delinquency factor; Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Federal programs; Juvenile delinquency; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile dependency and neglect; OJJDP grant-related documents; Program coordination; Program evaluation; Program implementation
Note: For additional information see NCJ-210269-274 and NCJ-210276-280.
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