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NCJ Number: 69833 Find in a Library
Title: Police Community Alert Council - Final Report 2
Corporate Author: Washington Urban League, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1967
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Labor
Washington, DC 20210
Washington Urban League, Inc
Washington, DC 20010
Grant Number: 218; 92-09-67-18
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report documents the 3-month summer effort (1967) of the Washington, D.C. community to improve police-community relations with a 30-person field staff and volunteer alert councils.
Abstract: The origins of the project are traced, with attention to Washington, D.C., Urban League involvement in generating the formation of a response to strained police-community relations. The Police Community Alert Council that emerged from area discussions is described with respect to its staff responsibilities, recruitment, and selection. The staff training program is outlined, with reports on the effects of the program's various components, i.e., films, informal visits, discussions. The objectives and procedures involved in the project's operation are examined, with case examples of how those procedures worked and how the objectives were met. Legal services available to the project are reported, along with the process of bail bond, job outreach for youthful job seekers, and referral for such persons. Recommendations are provided that expand on the needs for full cooperation from all working segments of such a project, for long-range planning, for stronger field worker abilities, and for stronger field supervision. Finally, the overall organization of each of the Alert Councils is outlined.
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; District of Columbia; Police community relations; Volunteer programs
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