ERIC Number: ED438387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Violence after School: 1999 National Report Series. Juvenile Justice Bulletin.
Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Reliable data indicate that children are safer at school than away from school and commit fewer crimes during school hours than after school ends. The data reported in this Bulletin document the need for schools and communities to develop strategies for youth during afterschool hours. Research indicates that juvenile violence peaks in the afterschool hours on school days and in the evening hours on nonschool days. Afterschool programs have more crime reduction potential than juvenile curfews. Juveniles are also at the highest risk of being victims of violence at the end of the school day. The information provided demonstrates the desirability of exploring policy changes so that parents can provide more direct supervision during the afterschool hours. Local school districts and communities need to consider starting or expanding recreation, mentoring, tutoring, and homework programs as positive alternatives to unsupervised time in a child's day. (SLD)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Delinquency, Elementary Secondary Education, Leisure Time, Program Effectiveness, School Safety, Violence
Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000. Tel: 800-638-8736 (Toll Free); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.ojjdp.ncjrs.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.