ERIC Number: ED432627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Reference Count: N/A
Reducing Youth Gun Violence: An Overview of Programs and Initiatives. Program Report.
Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
This report discusses a wide array of violence prevention strategies used across the United States, ranging from school-based prevention to gun market interception. Relevant research, evaluation, and legislation are included to ground these programs and provide a context for their successful implementation. The first section of the report is an executive summary that describes state-of-the-art approaches to youth gun violence prevention and intervention, reviews the status of prevention programs across the country, and suggests federal and local partnerships to implement youth gun laws and programs. Current legislation is described, and research findings on youth violence are summarized. The second section is a directory of youth gun violence programs that describes currently operating programs and provides contact information. The third section lists organizations working to get guns out of the hands of young people, with contact information and descriptions of current activities. The fourth section summarizes abstracts of 69 research reports dealing with guns and youth. (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Gun Control, Guns, Legislation, Prevention, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, School Safety, Violence
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.