ERIC Number: ED294072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-May
Crime Prevention Services for Youth.
Wright, Harold A.
The purpose of this guide is to identify the various opportunities available in most communities for delivering crime prevention services to youth so that they will be better prepared to reduce their vulnerability to crime, while enhancing their involvement in prevention efforts. It also serves to outline the benefits of programming with youth; the opportunities to use youth as volunteers; program strategies; and national, state, and local resources that are readily available at little or no cost. Following a brief introduction, the marketing of crime prevention services for youth is discussed, focusing on the identification of youth-related crime problems, youth victimization surveys, determining the extent of the public's awareness, and profiling marketing opportunities. The next section looks at implementation strategies and suggests marketing strategies that are appropriate to law enforcement agencies in the areas of public service announcements, news releases, feature articles and programs, oral presentations, and school activities. Program opportunities and the roles of the school, media, community groups, and businesses are discussed in section 4, and the final section consists of brief descriptions of eight program resources. Lists of crime prevention resources are appended. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Criminal Justice Services, Richmond.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Crime Prevention Association, Richmond.; Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Office of Continuing Education and Field Services.