ERIC Number: ED418495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Preventing Violence: Program Ideas and Examples. Special Focus.
National Crime Prevention Council, Washington, DC.
Thousands of people around the United States have come up with creative programs that have curbed violence in their neighborhoods and communities. The programs consist of a broad spectrum of partners, audiences, and long- and short-term concerns, and they illustrate the kinds of violence that they are seeking to reduce or eliminate. The programs operate at local or state levels, either through existing organizations or through special groups dealing with the violence issue. Youth organizations, neighborhood groups, schools, police departments, health and social service agencies, recreation departments, housing authorities, and fraternal groups are just some of the places where programs have been started. The booklet is intended for those who have some experience in a community-based program that involves working directly with people. It does not prescribe specific solutions but rather it offers ideas to spur thinking about how to address local needs, suggests different kinds of action and partners, and explains some ways in which conducting a violence-prevention program may differ from running other community programs. (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Justice Programs.
Authoring Institution: National Crime Prevention Council, Washington, DC.