ERIC Number: ED411494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The Power of Prevention, Action Makes the Difference. Crime Prevention Month, October 1997.
Kirby, Judy; Marvin, Mary Jo
This resource guide, noting that October is crime prevention month, calls upon everyone to commit to working on at least one of three levels--family, neighborhood, or community--to drive drugs and violence from the world. Ways in which individuals can fight crime are presented, as well as materials for publicizing crime prevention month. The resource guide explores the desirability of crime prevention and the effects that a grassroots, collaborative approach can wield in people's lives. An overview of crime statistics is given, featuring statistics on crimes involving young people, drug use, firearms, and crimes of abuse in families. Some of the effective partnership programs that attempt to reduce crime, such as a church-watch cooperative effort that tries to protect churches from arson, are briefly described. Also included are overviews of youth partnerships for prevention and different tools for prevention, such as planning a neighborhood watch meeting and citizen patrols. Tips on investigating crime prevention on the Internet are offered, as are ideas on raising funds for prevention. To publicize crime prevention month, sample press releases and more than 30 reproducible brochures, articles, posters, and activity sheets are provided. Contains a list of licensed educational products, and selected resources from the National Crime Prevention Council. (RJM)
Publication Type: 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.