ERIC Number: ED395079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Teens, Crime, and the Community and Adjudicated Youth.
National Crime Prevention Council, Washington, DC.; National Inst. for Citizen Education in the Law, Washington, DC.
This report describes how a comprehensive youth crime prevention program minimized risk factors and fostered resilience among youth involved with the juvenile justice system. It draws lessons from the implementation of the Teens, Crime, and the Community (TCC) curriculum in several juvenile justice sites that conducted the program in connection with its sponsors, the National Crime Prevention Council and the National Institute for Citizen Education in the Law. TCC consists of a curriculum unit and action projects for young participants. Since 1985, the program has reached more than 400,000 youth in more than 500 schools across 40 states. In five juvenile justice settings, evaluation showed that TCC effectively met the needs of youth, institutions, and communities. In addition, the report provides a basic road map for the implementation of TCC in juvenile justice situations. At the heart of TCC's juvenile justice initiative is the belief that adjudicated youth, even more than others, need the kind of opportunities the program offers. A chart describes the different ways in which TCC might be implemented in different types of settings. Appendixes present the program table of contents and a list of juvenile justice action projects. (Contains one chart.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Programs, Crime, Curriculum, Field Tests, Grade 9, High School Students, High Schools, Juvenile Justice, Middle Schools, Prevention, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Student Responsibility
National Crime Prevention Council Fulfillment Center, P.O. Box 1, 100 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY 12101 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Crime Prevention Council, Washington, DC.; National Inst. for Citizen Education in the Law, Washington, DC.