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NCJ Number: NCJ 178927     Find in a Library
Title: Arts and Performances for Prevention
  Document URL: HTML PDF 
Corporate Author: National Crime Prevention Council
United States of America
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 8
  Series: OJJDP Youth in Action Series
  Annotation: This bulletin describes using arts and performances to convey messages of crime and violence prevention.
Abstract: Through music, drama, dance and visual arts, youth can draw attention to problems in their communities, educate others on the benefits of crime prevention and suggest ways to prevent crime. The bulletin discusses how arts and performances prevent or reduce crime and what it takes to start such activities. Initial steps include identifying the target audience and message, identifying needs and available resources and developing a schedule. The bulletin also describes what it takes to maintain community support for arts and performances programs and some of the challenges and rewards of these initiatives. Evaluation of the programs should determine whether they engage the talent of local youth in promoting key crime prevention messages, provide opportunities for youth to use and develop artistic ability, educate and raise community members’ awareness of the problems or issues that the group is addressing and use creative expression to transcend language and cultural barriers. Notes, resources
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention ; Community involvement ; Crime prevention measures ; Community crime prevention programs ; Youth development ; Public Opinion of Crime ; Youth community involvement ; Youth involvement in crime prevention ; Crime prevention education
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: National Youth Network, Youth in Action, January 2000, No. 11
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