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NCJ Number: NCJ 234964     Find in a Library
Title: Mobilizing Communities to Address Gang Problems
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): James C. Howell ; G. David Curry
Corporate Author: National Youth Gang Ctr
c/o Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR)
United States of America
Date Published: 01/2009
Page Count: 22
  Annotation: This edition of the National Youth Gang Center Bulletin presents the results of a literature review on community-mobilization initiatives.
Abstract: The primary purpose of this literature review on community mobilization initiatives was to identify potentially effective steps that have proven useful for successful implementation of the initiatives. The review begins with a discussion of the definition of community organization and community mobilization. This is followed by a listing of initiatives that have addressed gang problems that include: The Chicago Area Project (1929–1962); Mobilization for Youth, New York City (1961–67); Crisis Intervention Network, Philadelphia (1974–1987); DHHS’s Youth Gang Drug Prevention Program; A Community-University Model for Gang Intervention and Delinquency Prevention in Small Cities; MAD DADS; Alliance of Concerned Men; The Community Reclamation Project; Communities That Care; and Community Change for Youth Development. This is followed by a section that presents a review of research on the implementation of community mobilization efforts in 5 gang program demonstration sites, and a final section on 12 key elements that can be found in a successful community mobilization program. References
Main Term(s): Gang Prevention
Index Term(s): Community action programs ; Police community relations ; Community relations ; Community involvement ; Community crime prevention programs ; Social reintegration ; Social control theory ; Gangs ; Social cohesion ; Social control ; Police community relations programs ; Community policing ; Gang violence
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 2006-JV-FX-K002
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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National Youth Gang Ctr
c/o Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR)
P.O. Box 12729
Tallahassee, FL 32317
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: NYGC Bulletin, No. 4, January 2009
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