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ERIC Number: ED433395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Brain Power, Not Gun Power: Low-Intensity, Low-Cost Programs for Juvenile Weapons Offenders.
Trone, Jennifer; Jorif, Darlene
This booklet examines and evaluates several programs to educate juveniles about the dangers involved in carrying weapons and to provide nonviolent routes to developing self-esteem and personal responsibility. The booklet is based on the experience of the Vera Institute and its partners in planning and testing a weapons education program in Brooklyn (New York) in 1996-97. It draws lessons from three programs in Detroit (Michigan), Indianapolis (Indiana), and the District of Columbia. Among the subjects discussed are: (1) defining the target population; (2) deciding when to intervene; (3) facing resistance; (4) making the program voluntary or mandatory; (5) developing program content and facilities; and (6) determining what to expect from a low-intensity, low-cost intervention. (SLD)
Vera Institute of Justice, 377 Broadway, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10013; Tel: 212-334-1300; Web site: (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Authoring Institution: Vera Inst. of Justice, New York, NY.