ERIC Number: ED459915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
California's After-School Choice: Juvenile Crime or Safe Learning Time.
"Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California" is an anti-crime organization led by more than 200 California sheriffs, police chiefs, district attorneys, and victims of violence. This report brings together new evidence from California and around the nation showing that the after-school hours are the peak time when youth become involved in crime and other risky behaviors and that quality after-school programs reduce crime, improve behavior, and increase academic achievement. The report also reveals that affordable after-school programs are out of reach for the vast majority of the California youth who need them most. Following an executive summary, the chapters of the report are as follows: (1) "Prime Time for Juvenile Crime, Kids Becoming Victims, and Other Dangers"; (2) "After-School Programs Prevent Crime and Promote Positive Behavior"; (3) "After-School Programs Increase School Success"; (4) "Quality Counts"; (5) "Making After School Accessible--The Role of State and Federal After-School Programs"; (6) "After-School Programs Are Unavailable to Many Children Who Need Them"; (7) "Investing in After School Saves Money while Saving Lives"; and (8) "Recommendations from the Front Lines of the Battle against Crime--A Call for Action." The report's three appendices include city by city analysis of peak hours for violent juvenile crime and crime against children; county by county analysis of served/unserved children and schools; and a summary of proven results from after-school programs. (Contains 132 endnotes.) (HTH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, After School Programs, Behavior Problems, Change Strategies, Counties, Crime Prevention, Delinquency, Financial Support, Prevention, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California, 2910 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 300, Oakland, CA 94609 ($15). Tel: 510-836-2050; Fax: 510-836-2121; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.fightcrime.org/ca.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.; James G. Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, CA.; California Wellness Foundation.
Authoring Institution: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California, Oakland.
Identifiers - Location: California