ERIC Number: ED462455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reducing Youth Gun Violence. Part One--An Overview [and] Part Two--Prevention and Intervention Programs.
McEvoy, Alan, Ed.
School Intervention Report, v10 n1-2 Fall-Win 1996-97
This document contains two issues of a journal on reducing youth gun violence, reprinted from a report by the U.S. Department of Justice. The first issue, part one, provides an overview of programs and initiatives. The second issue, part two, describes prevention and intervention programs. To reduce violence and build healthy communities requires a two-pronged assault on juvenile delinquency and youth gun violence. Legal measures that limit access to firearms are a first step. Recent Federal legislation, including the Youth Handgun Safety Act and the Gun-Free Schools Act, makes a strong statement that guns in the hands of young people will not be tolerated. With a fuller understanding of the factors contributing to gun violence, it is possible to design ways to prevent youth gun use. Part one concludes with "Making Schools Safe: The Importance of Empathy and Service Learning" by Alan McEvoy, which discusses an approach to violence reduction. At the end of part one, a resource bibliography is also included. Part two addresses individual programs that seek to incorporate the information from part one by broadly summarizing the various violence reduction strategies that have been implemented by organizations across the country. Preventative programs discussed include: (1) curriculums; (2) trauma prevention; (3) gun buy-back programs; and (4) public education campaigns. The intervention programs discussed include: (1) community law enforcement; (2) gun market disruption and interception; (3) diversion and treatment programs; (4) gun courts; and (5) alternative schools. A complete resource of youth gun violence reduction programs and prevention organization sis included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Delinquency, Disadvantaged Youth, Drug Abuse, Etiology, Federal Legislation, Gun Control, Guns, Intervention, Prevention, Program Development, Research Utilization, School Safety, Social Problems, State Programs, Violence, Youth
Safe Schools Coalition, Inc., Department S110, P.O. box 1338, Holmes Beach, FL 34218-1338 (one year subscription, $22). Tel: 800-537-4903 (Toll Free); Fax: 941-778-6818. Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000 (Report no. NCJ 154303). Tel: 800-638-8736 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Safe Schools Coalition, Inc., Holmes Beach, FL.
Note: Reprinted from a program report from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, May 1996, NCJ-154303; see ED 432 627. Sections of this report are reprinted here in serial form. Published quarterly.