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NCJ Number: NCJ 170024     Find in a Library
Title: Planning a Successful Crime Prevention Project
Series: OJJDP Youth in Action Series
Corporate Author: National Crime Prevention Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
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Type: Youth-Oriented Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Guidance on how young people can plan a successful community crime prevention project is offered, possible project activities are identified, and examples of projects young people have planned and implemented are cited.
Abstract: The first step of the planning cycle is to decide what project to conduct in the community, and this choice depends heavily on community needs. Appropriate activities may include consulting information sources, surveying the community, assessing community assets, and selecting a problem area to address. The second step of the planning cycle focuses on how to address community problems and on the importance of an operational plan. Subsequent planning steps encompass lining up resources, recruiting volunteers, finding project materials, acting on the operational plan, and monitoring and evaluating. Possible project activities are identified, such as victim/witness assistance, entertainment, escorts for senior citizens, teaching, home security, Neighborhood Watch, shoplifting education, summer recreation, community cleanups, telephone support, drug use prevention, counseling, vandalism prevention, teen courts, fairs and displays, contests, mentoring, and conflict resolution and mediation. Projects implemented in Iowa, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, and California are briefly described. National resources for crime prevention and community service projects are listed, and worksheets to facilitate project planning and implementation are included. 1 table and 2 figures
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Program planning ; Community crime prevention programs ; Youth community involvement ; Youth involvement in crime prevention ; Florida ; Indiana ; Iowa ; Ohio ; Tennessee ; California
Note: Youth in Action Bulletin, N 1 (April 1998)
   
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