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ERIC Number: ED416296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Mobilizing Communities To Prevent Juvenile Crime. Juvenile Justice Bulletin.
Bownes, Donna; Ingersoll, Sarah
Through Title V Incentive Grants for Local Delinquency Prevention Programs (Community Prevention Grants), the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) allocated $20 million in fiscal year 1997 to states to complement law enforcement and justice system efforts by helping local communities foster strong families and nurture law-abiding and healthy children. Local communities, most of which are in urban areas, are using Community Prevention Grants and matching funds to develop research-based delinquency prevention programs. These programs demonstrate that the key to effective prevention lies in reducing risk factors for delinquency in a child's life and putting protective factors in place. Community Prevention Grants do this by providing three critical ingredients for success: (1) a theory-driven, research-based prevention framework; (2) tools, training, and technical assistance to bring a community together on that framework; and (3) local control of the process. Results of the Community Prevention Grants program so far have been very positive. During the first 3 years of their implementation, OJJDP funds have supported approximately 400 communities in 49 states, 5 territories, and the District of Columbia. Programs these communities are implementing include counseling and intervention, parent education, health care, school-based programs for various purposes, economic development and training, law-enforcement sponsored programs, and comprehensive community mobilization. Although these individual efforts may be modest in scope, they serve as the foundation for a national delinquency prevention movement. Contains 12 end notes. (SLD)
Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000; telephone: 800-638-8736; fax: 301-519-5212.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.