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NCJ Number: NCJ 230705     Find in a Library
Title: Watch Out, Help Out Your Community: Neighborhood Watch Resources for Native American Communities
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
United States of America
Date Published: 2010
Page Count: 12
  Annotation: After describing the general features, benefits, and requirements of Neighborhood Watch (NW), this booklet outlines five steps in building a successful NW, suggests procedures for establishing a law enforcement/ housing authority partnership, and describes successful NW programs that have been established in Native American communities.
Abstract: A NW is a group of people living in the same area who want to work together in organizing, planning, and training residents to perform tasks that increase the safety and security of the neighborhood. Activities of various NW groups are as varied as their participants and the neighborhoods in which they live. The five steps in building a NW are recruiting and organizing as many neighbors as possible; contacting the tribal law enforcement agency, housing authority, and tribal elders to schedule a meeting; discussing community concerns and developing an action plan; holding regular meetings and training; and taking action steps. Since successful NW program in many Native American communities are a direct result of actions and activities supported by the local housing authority, this booklet discusses the importance of this partnership. Housing authority officials are charged with maintaining a safe and secure environment for the families they serve, and many of these agencies endorse and support NW programs. One suggestion specifically for Native American NW programs is to build NW activities around tribal traditions, artifacts, historical structure, and culture. Five successful Native American NW programs are briefly described. 8 resource listings and sample NW materials
Main Term(s): Community crime prevention programs
Index Term(s): Tribal community relations ; Community involvement ; Indian affairs ; American Indians ; Block watch ; Cultural influences ; Tribal police ; BJA grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2005-LC-BX-K001
Sale Source: National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
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Alexandria, VA 22314-3490
United States of America

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Type: Instructional Material ; Technical Assistance
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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