ERIC Number: ED432626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Kids, Cops, and Communities. National Institute of Justice Issues and Practices in Criminal Justice.
Chaiken, Marcia R.
This report is designed to help law enforcement administrators and officers understand and institute a strategy to help prevent violence through community oriented policing services carried out in collaboration with youth-serving organizations. Descriptions of programs are based on a study that involved a survey of 579 affiliates of 7 national youth-serving organizations: (1) Boys and Girls Clubs of America; (2) Boy Scouts of America; (3) Girls Incorporated; (4) Girl Scouts of America; (5) National Association of Police Athletic Leagues; (6) National 4-H Council and USDA 4-H; and (7) YMCA of the USA. Findings suggest that popular approaches such as boot camps or curfews provide only temporary supervision. Effective prevention approaches are integral to national youth organizations. Partnerships between police and youth-serving organizations that are effective can take many forms. A review of some exemplary programs shows that they have some features in common: they are based on needs assessment and address multiple factors; and they use existing organizations and services, rather than developing new ones. Their experience suggests courses of action for police administrators, directors of youth agencies, and community leaders. An appendix lists some resource organizations. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. National Inst. of Justice.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: LINC, Alexendria, VA.