ERIC Number: ED341921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar-30
Reference Count: N/A
Towards a New Generation: A Primary Prevention Plan for New Jersey. A Report.
New Jersey Governor's Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Committee, Trenton, NJ.
The New Jersey Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Committee and its Prevention Subcommittee have developed an interagency plan to promote primary prevention activities statewide. The plan identifies the initial steps which must be undertaken by major sectors of the community to begin to effectively coordinate activities and reverse the negative trends impeding progress for the community. A call to action is made for parents, teachers, community, and officials at every level of government to examine their roles as part of the problem and the potential solution to juvenile delinquency. The call to action also suggests a revitalization of the Caring Community, a concept of positive adult interaction which nurtures positive behavior, social values, and a proper balance of freedom and discipline in the context of the home, school, and community environments. This plan offers six major goals: (1) increase public awareness of primary prevention activities and promote effective parenting within the general population; (2) encourage increased participation of industry and the private sector to facilitate opportunities for youth; (3) increase the primary prevention planning and implementation activities of the state, county, and municipal level youth serving organizations; (4) establish a statewide clearinghouse for primary prevention; (5) increase state level primary prevention policies and programs; and (6) improve the education of youth. The plan also provides specific objectives and implementation activities for each goal. (LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey Governor's Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Committee, Trenton, NJ.