ERIC Number: ED389828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
How Communities Can Bring Up Youth Free from Fear and Violence.
National Crime Prevention Council, Washington, DC.
This document describes the extent of the violence problem, names some key causes, presents some successful strategies, and outlines how a number of communities have developed and carried out thoughtful, coordinated game plans. Part 1 frames the problem, presenting facts, causes, and costs, and explaining the value of prevention. Part 2 illustrates concrete strategies that can reduce youth violence by: (1) developing ways to support families; (2) ensuring safe childhoods; (3) involving young people in education, social, recreational, and employment activities; and (4) encouraging youth to participate in healthy and supportive communities as leaders and citizens. Part 3 describes five cities that have developed comprehensive approaches to implementing these strategies. San Antonio (Texas), Minneapolis (Minnesota), Boston (Massachusetts), Savannah (Georgia), and Little Rock (Arkansas) are taking a coordinated approach to violence reduction. Part 4 presents 27 organizations and 24 publications as resources that can provide more detailed information for violence reduction programs. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Legion Child Welfare Foundation, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Authoring Institution: National Crime Prevention Council, Washington, DC.