ERIC Number: ED441210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Promising Strategies To Reduce Gun Violence. OJJDP Report.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
In recent years, communities across the country have struggled to develop effective solutions to the problem of gun violence. Many have approached the United States Department of Justice for help in identifying solutions. This publication was developed in response to these requests. It is designed to provide state and local elected officials, school administrators, and law enforcement with the tools for fighting violence in their communities. A survey by the Department of Justice was conducted of 400 gun violence programs in the nation. Additional analysis of the programs yielded the 60 programs and comprehensive strategies that are included in this report. Sections 1 and 2 provide current data on the nature of gun violence and a blueprint for addressing the problem at the community level. Section 3 profiles several successful examples of gun violence reduction plans. Sections 4 through 7 are grouped according to the point of intervention along the three-phase continuum (illegal acquisition of firearms; illegal possession and carrying of firearms; illegal, improper, or careless use of firearms) that each seeks to address. Section 8 provides a range of program resources and contacts for communities to reduce gun violence. Sections 9 and 10 consist of references and appendixes. Appendixes include: "Geographical Index of Promising Gun Violence Reduction Strategies"; "Alphabetical Index of Promising Gun Violence Reduction Strategies"; "Matrix of Participating Key Agencies and Organizations"; "Candidate Programs Identified for the Inventory"; "Organizations and Sources Contacted for the Inventory"; and "Inventory of Promising Gun Violence Reduction Strategies." (Contains 71 references, 2 tables, and 4 figures.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Community Action, Crime Prevention, Delinquency Prevention, Gun Control, Guns, Improvement Programs, Research Reports, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Violence
Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000. Tel: 800-638-8736 (Toll Free); Fax: 301-519-5212; Web site: http://www.ncjrs.org/ojjhome.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Community; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.