ERIC Number: ED402246
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Working Together to Stop the Violence: A Blueprint for Safer Communities. A Guide to Crime Prevention Month, October 1994.
National Crime Prevention Council, Washington, DC.
Although prepared as a resource for communities organizing activities for the 1994 Crime Prevention Month (October), this guide provides information and resources to develop year-round crime prevention activities. Crime Prevention Month celebrates community spirit and community partnerships. It challenges people to take individual and collective action to prevent crime and build communities that nurture and protect their residents. The guide contains four sections. The first section, "Violence by the Numbers," briefly outlines the statistical impact of crime in the United States, focusing on the victims of crime. "Partner with the Community: Crime Prevention is Everybody's Business" provides materials to start or strengthen coalitions that can deter violence. "Create a Campaign: Turn Off the Violence" offers suggestions for community participation in a campaign to abstain from violent television programs, movies, and music for one day. "Tackle an Issue: Youth Violence" contains prevention strategies, program profiles, a list of the reproducible brochures, posters, articles, and activity sheets contained in the back cover pocket of the guide, and tips on designing programs that involve youth in the search for solutions associated with youth violence. Contains 11 references on crime prevention and a directory of the 122 state and national organizations and federal agencies joined in the Crime Prevention Coalition. (LH)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Community Programs, Conflict Resolution, Crime, Delinquency, Elementary Secondary Education, Law Related Education, Mass Media Role, Social Action, Social Problems, Victims of Crime, Violence, Youth Programs
National Crime Prevention Council, 1700 K Street, Second Floor, Washington, DC 20006-3817.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Authoring Institution: National Crime Prevention Council, Washington, DC.