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NCJ Number: 77666 Find in a Library
Title: Southwest Training Institute Annual Report - Southwest Community Anti-crime Program
Corporate Author: Southwest Training Institute
United States of America
Project Director: A Campa
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Southwest Training Institute
El Paso, TX 79902
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 79-CA-AX-0036
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The activities of the Southwest Training Institute in El Paso, Tex., towards mobilizing Mexican-American residents to take part in community-based crime prevention activities are reported for September 1979 through August 1980.
Abstract: The major focus of the institute's LEAA-funded community anticrime program was to implement a working crime prevention model in two police districts with high crime rates: a well-established older neighborhood and a neighborhood experiencing rapid growth and development. Both neighborhoods had high elderly and youth populations, many of whom speak Spanish. Staff members visited over 30 percent of the districts' residents and educated them through crime prevention block watch groups, crime prevention literature, and home security inspections and also introduced them to Operation Identification. Further information efforts include speaking engagements, area meetings, public service announcements, and the publication of a bilingual newsletter. The institute also sought to improve communications between residents and their police departments and to develop local funding alternatives to assure the continuation of a successful crime prevention program upon conclusion of LEAA funding. Other institute activities included the installation of secure doors and locks in older persons' residences. Data tables are included.
Index Term(s): Block watch; Citizen crime precautions; Community crime prevention programs; Mexican Americans; Texas
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