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General - Publications

Building Neighborhood Capacity Program (BNCP) Fact Sheet
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, February 2014

BJA FY 2011 Annual Report to Congress: Solutions for Safer Communities
Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2013

Testing a Public Health Approach to Gun Violence: An Evaluation of Crown Heights Save Our Streets, a Replication of the Cure Violence Model
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, 2013

Using Civil Actions Against Property to Control Crime Problems
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, 2013

Seeding Change: How Small Projects Can Improve Community Health and Safety
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, April 2013

OJP Annual Report 2011
Office of Justice Programs, 2012

BJA Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2013-2016
Bureau of Justice Assistance, November 2012

OJP 2012 Program Plan: Resources for the Criminal Justice and Juvenile Justice Field
Office of Justice Programs, April 2012

Policymaker's Guide to Building Our Way Out of Crime: The Transformative Power of Police-Community Developer Partnership
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, June 2009

Project Safe Neighborhoods - A National Program to Reduce Gun Crime: Final Project Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, February 2009

Disrupting Street-Level Drug Markets
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, 2007

Crime Prevention Publicity Campaigns
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, June 2006

Cities Without Drugs: The "Major Cities" Guide to Reducing Substance Abuse in Your Community
Office of National Drug Control Policy, November 2005

Strategic Approaches to Community Safety Initiative (SACSI) in 10 U.S. Cities: The Building Blocks for Project Safe Neighborhoods
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, October 2005

Communitywide Strategies to Reduce Child Abuse and Neglect: Lessons From the Safe Kids/Safe Streets Program
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2005

Strategic Approaches to Community Safety Initiative (SACSI) in St. Louis, Final Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2005

Closing Streets and Alleys To Reduce Crime: Should You Go Down This Road?
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, September 2004

Citizen Corps
Bureau of Justice Assistance, June 2004

Fort Worth's Comprehensive Communities Program: A Case Study
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, January 2004

Strategic Approaches to Reducing Firearms Violence: Final Report on the Indianapolis Violence Reduction Partnership
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, October 2003

Evaluation of SACSI in Winston-Salem: Engaging the Community in a Strategic Analysis of Youth Violence
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2002

Partnership, Problem-Solving, and Research Integration -- Key Elements of Success in SACSI: Phase I Findings From the National Assessment of the Strategic Approaches to Community Safety Initiative
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, April 2002

The Teens, Crime, and the Community Initiative
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, June 2001

Comprehensive Communities Program: Promising Approaches
Bureau of Justice Assistance, April 2001

Comprehensive Communities Program: Program Account
Bureau of Justice Assistance, March 2001

Keeping Children Safe: OJJDP's Child Protection Division
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, March 2001

Comprehensive Communities Program: A Unique Way to Reduce Crime and Enhance Public Safety
Bureau of Justice Assistance, December 2000

Chelsea, Massachusetts: A City Helps Its Diverse People Get Along
Bureau of Justice Assistance, January 2000

Raising Awareness and Educating the Public
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, January 2000

The Courage to Change: A Guide for Communities to Create Integrated Services for People with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System
National Institute of Corrections, Sponsored, 1999

Securing the Future for Safer Youth and Communities
Bureau of Justice Assistance- and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, April 1998

Revitalizing Communities: Innovative State and Local Programs
Bureau of Justice Assistance, June 1997

General - Related Resources

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
The mission of BJA is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities.

Citizen Corps
Citizen Corps is a nationwide program that promotes volunteer activities that support community safety and homeland security. Citizen Corps programs and partners build on the successful efforts that are in place in many communities across the United States to prevent crime and respond to emergencies.

CrimeSolutions.gov
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov Web site is meant to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices. Included on CrimeSolutions.gov is program, practice, and topical information related to Crime & Crime Prevention.

National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)
NCPC produces tools that communities can use to learn crime prevention strategies, engage community members, and coordinate with local agencies.

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN)
PSN is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun crime in the United States by networking existing local programs that target gun crime and providing those programs with additional tools needed for success.

Safety and Preparedness Special Feature
This NCJRS Special Feature provides concerned citizens, service providers, allied professionals, and military families with information on citizen preparedness, including publications and related resources on citizen preparedness in the community.

Search the NCJRS Abstracts Database and visit the Crime Prevention: Community Responses section of our site for additional publications and resources on this topic.

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Data on Crime and Law Enforcement - Publications

Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Annual Report

Crime in the United States
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Annual Report

Criminal Victimization
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Annual Report

Federal Law Enforcement Officers
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Semiannual Report

Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Annual Report

Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Semiannual Report

Local Police Departments
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Semiannual Report

Measuring the Prevalence of Crime with the National Crime Victimization Survey
Bureau of Justice Statistics, September 2013

Sheriffs' Offices
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Semiannual Report

Measuring the Prevalence of Crime with the National Crime Victimization Survey
Bureau of Justice Statistics, September 2013

Crime and the Nation's Households
Bureau of Justice Statistics, April 2005

Data on Crime and Law Enforcement - Related Resources

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
The mission of BJS is to collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. See BJS's Data Analysis Tools for specific data on crime and justice agencies at the state and local level.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program
Through its annual publications, the UCR Program compiles the volume and rate of crime offenses for the nation, the states, and individual agencies. The UCR Program also reports on the number of law enforcement officers killed or assaulted in the line of duty each year.

Visit the Crime and Law Enforcement sections of our site for additional publications and resources on this topic.

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Gangs - Publications

Changing Course: Preventing Gang Membership
National Institute of Justice, September 2013

Highlights of the 2011 National Youth Gang Survey
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, September 2013

Assessment of the Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative: Final Project Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2012

Street Outreach and the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, June 2012

2011 National Gang Threat Assessment
Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2011

Responding to Gangs in the School Setting
Bureau of Justice Assistance and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, November 2010

Best Practices To Address Community Gang Problems: OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang Model, Second Edition
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, October 2010

A Parent's Quick Reference Card: Recognizing and Preventing Gang Involvement
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2007

Solutions to Address Gang Crime: A Resource CD-ROM for Law Enforcement
Bureau of Justice Assistance and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, April 2006

Parents' Guide to Gangs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, 2006

Street Gangs and Interventions: Innovative Problem Solving with Network Analysis
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, November 2005

Responding to Gangs: Evaluation and Research
National Institute of Justice, July 2002

Youth Gang Programs and Strategies
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, August 2000

Addressing Community Gang Problems: A Practical Guide
Bureau of Justice Assistance, May 1998

Gangs - Related Resources

CrimeSolutions.gov
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov Web site is meant to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices. Visit the Gangs section of the site for program, practice, and topical information related to gangs.

In the Spotlight: Gangs
This section of the NCJRS Web site contains comprehensive information on gangs, including facts and figures, legislation, publications, programs, training and technical assistance, and grants and funding.

National Gang Center (NGC)
NGC is a collaborative effort between the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). The NGC Web site links to the latest information on anti-gang programs and links to a wide range of resources.

National Institute of Corrections (NIC): Gangs (Security Threat Groups)
This NIC webpage contains of list of "top shelf" resources devoted to gangs. The research highlighted on this page covers a range of gang-related, corrections topics from slang words used by prison gangs to prevention and intervention for gang-affiliated girls.

Search the NCJRS Abstracts Database and visit the Crime: Gang Crime and Juvenile Justice: Gangs sections of our site for additional publications and resources on this topic.

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Neighborhood Watch and Safety - Publications

Neighborhood Watch Manual
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, 2010

Watch Out, Help Out Your Community: Neighborhood Watch Resources for Native American Communities
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, 2010

Neighborhood Watch: An Implementation Manual for Citizens and Law Enforcement
National Sheriff's Association, May 2009

Social Norms Approach to Community-Based Crime Prevention: Implicit and Explicit Messages on Neighborhood Watch Signs
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, April 2009

Improving Street Lighting to Reduce Crime in Residential Areas
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, March 2009

Bicycle Theft
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, June 2008

Does Neighborhood Watch Reduce Crime?
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, April 2008

Neighborhood Revitalization & Disorder: An Intervention Evaluation, Final Project Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, August 2001

Role of Local Government in Community Safety
Bureau of Justice Assistance, April 2001

Getting To Know Neighborhoods
National Institute of Justice, October 2000

Neighborhood Watch and Safety - Related Resources

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
The mission of BJA is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities.

National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)
NCPC produces tools that communities can use to learn crime prevention strategies, engage community members, and coordinate with local agencies.

Neighborhood Safety Network (NSN): Safety Tool Kit
The NSN Safety Tool Kit was created by the Consumer Product Safety Commission to help keep people safe in and around their homes.

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN)
PSN is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun crime in the United States by networking existing local programs that target gun crime and providing those programs with additional tools needed for success.

USAonWatch 
The National Sheriffs' Association, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, launched the USAonWatch site to be the face of the National Neighborhood Watch initiative. USAonWatch empowers citizens to become active in community efforts through participation in Neighborhood Watch groups.

Search the NCJRS Abstracts Database for additional publications and resources on this topic.

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Reentry - Publications

Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies: Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Job Readiness
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, September 2013

Offender Reentry: An Annotated Bibliography
National Institute of Corrections, 2012

Investigating Prisoner Reentry: The Impact of Conviction Status on the Employment Prospects of Young Men
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, September 2009

From Prison to Home: Women's Pathways In and Out of Crime
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, May 2009

Reentry Partnerships: A Guide for States & Faith-Based and Community Organizations
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, December 2008

Planning and Assessing a Law Enforcement Reentry Strategy
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, August 2008

Life After Lockup: Improving Reentry From Jail to the Community
Bureau of Justice Assistance, May 2008

Effectiveness of Prisoner Reentry Services as Crime-Control: The Fortune Society
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2008

Preparing Prisoners for Returning Home: A Process Evaluation of West Virginia's Offender Reentry Initiative
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, December 2007

Major Study Examines Prisoners and Their Reentry Needs
National Institute of Justice, October 2007

Prisoner Reentry and Community Policing: Strategies for Enhancing Public Safety
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, March 2006

Reentry Programs for Women Inmates
National Institute of Justice, July 2005

Engaging the Community in Offender Reentry
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, August 2002

But They All Come Back: Rethinking Prisoner Reentry
National Institute of Justice, May 2000

Reentry - Related Resources

CrimeSolutions.gov
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov Web site is meant to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices. Visit the Reentry/Release section of the site for program, practice, and topical information related to reentry.

National Institute of Corrections (NIC): Offender Reentry/Transition 
NIC's Offender Reentry/Transition page provides a brief overview of available NIC programs, including the Transition from Jail/Prison to the Community Initiatives, and links to alternate resources for more information.

National Reentry Resource Center
Sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Reentry Resource Center provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, nonprofit organizations, and corrections agencies working on prisoner reentry. The National Reentry Resource Center also provides a list of available reentry service directories from your state.

Reentry Trends in the United States
This section of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) Web site presents data on inmates returning to the community after serving time in prison.

Search the NCJRS Abstracts Database and visit the Corrections: Reentry/Release section of our site for additional publications and resources on this topic.

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Sex Offenders in the Community - Publications

Evaluation of Sex Offender Residency Restrictions in Michigan and Missouri
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2013

Sex Offenders Monitored by GPS Found to Commit Fewer Crimes
National Institute of Justice, February 2013

Sex Offender Registration and Notification: Research Finds Limited Effects in New Jersey
National Institute of Justice, April 2009

Strategically Monitoring Sex Offenders: Assessing Community Corrections' Resources to Enhance Law Enforcement Capabilities
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, August 2008

Unintended Consequences of Sex Offender Residency Laws: Can GIS Mapping Help?
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, August 2008

Sex Offender Residency Restrictions: How Mapping Can Inform Policy
National Institute of Justice, July 2008

Managing Sex Offenders: Citizens Supporting Law Enforcement
Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2007

Sex Offender Community Notification: Assessing the Impact in Wisconsin, Research in Brief
National Institute of Justice, December 2001

Sex Offenders - Related Resources

Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM)
CSOM is an Office of Justice Programs (OJP) project that supports state and local jurisdictions in the effective management of sex offenders under community supervision.

National Institute of Corrections (NIC): Educating the Community About Sexual Assault and the Management of Sex Offenders in the Community
This NIC-sponsored training curriculum is designed to educate communities about sex offenders and sex offender management programs.

National Sex Offender Public Web Site
This Web site allows access to public information regarding the presence or location of offenders, who, in most cases, have been convicted of sexually-violent offenses against adults and children and certain sexual contact and other crimes against victims who are minors.

Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) Office
The mission of the SMART Office is to ensure that convicted sex offenders are prohibited from preying on citizens through a system of appropriate restrictions, regulations, and internment.

Sex Offenders Special Feature
This NCJRS Special Feature contains publications and links to materials and Web sites related to offender registration, community notification, offender supervision and management, as well as offender treatment and recidivism.

Search the NCJRS Abstracts Database and visit the Justice System: Sex Offender Registries section of our site for additional publications and resources on this topic.

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