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NCJ Number: 62840 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: COMMUNITY'S STAKE IN CRIME PREVENTION - A CITIZEN'S ACTION GUIDE
Author(s): A CHRISTIAN
Corporate Author: Ctr for Community Change
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 47
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr for Community Change
Washington, DC 20007
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 77-CA-99-0003
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS CITIZEN'S GUIDE SUGGESTS WAYS TO ASSESS CRIME PREVENTION NEEDS, ORGANIZE COMMUNITY CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS, AND UTILIZE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND FUNDING RESOURCES.
Abstract: THE GUIDE ENCOURAGES THE MOBILIZATION OF ALL COMMUNITY RESOURCES TO ADDRESS CRIME CAUSAL FACTORS OR REDUCE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CRIMINAL ACTS. IT ASSUMES THAT A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM OF CRIME PREVENTION UNITES VARIED DISCIPLINES, RESOURCES, AND APPROACHES. COLLECTIVE CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT IN BROAD-SCALE PROGRAMS IS RECOMMENDED AND COOPERATION WITH THE POLICE EMPHASIZED. STEPS IN ORGANIZING A COMMUNITY CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM INCLUDE IDENTIFYING MAJOR CRIME PROBLEMS, ADDING CRIME PREVENTION TO AN ORGANIZATION'S AGENDA, UTILIZING COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS AND CHURCH GROUPS, SETTING GOALS, AND DEVELOPING A PLAN OF ACTION. SENIOR CITIZEN CRIME PREVENTION ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS ESCORT SERVICES AND SAFETY EDUCATION, ARE DESCRIBED, AS ARE THE FORMING, PLANNING, AND IMPLEMENTING OF BLOCK CLUBS. SAMPLES OF AN ORGANIZATION MODEL, CRIME PREVENTION ANNOUNCEMENTS, BLOCK MEETING AND MINUTES OF A BLOCK CLUB MEETING ARE GIVEN. A PROGRAM OF YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION PROJECTS IS PROVIDED. FUNDING SOURCES DISCUSSED INCLUDE LEAA, FOUNDATIONS, GRANT PROPOSALS, AND FEDERAL AND PRIVATE SOURCES. A LISTING OF RESOURCE MATERIALS, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING ORGANIZATIONS, INFORMATION SOURCES, AND FEDERAL AGENCIES IS FURNISHED. REFERENCES ARE GIVEN. (MJW)
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Crime Control Programs; Crime prevention measures; Organized crime prevention
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