ERIC Number: ED479201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
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From Pennsylvania's Front Line against Crime: A School and Youth Violence Prevention Plan.
Based on findings that high-quality early care and education, youth development programs for after-school and summer hours, child abuse and neglect prevention, and intervention programs can help to prevent violence crime, this document presents a violence prevention plan for the schools and youth of Pennsylvania. Four actions are proposed to reduce school and youth violence: (1) assure all children access in the earliest years to quality early care and education programs proven to reduce crime; (2) assure all school-age children and teens access to after-school, weekend, and summer youth development programs to shut down the "prime time for juvenile crime"; (3) help schools identify troubled and disruptive children at an early age, and provide children and their parents with the counseling and training that can help kids get back on track; and (4) prevent child abuse and neglect by offering high-risk parents in-home parenting-coaching and making sure that child protection, foster care, and adoption services have policies and sufficient well-trained staff to protect and heal abused and neglected children. The report concludes by urging the Commonwealths public officials to invest in the components of the four-part plan to reduce crime and violence. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adoption, After School Programs, At Risk Persons, Child Abuse, Child Care, Child Neglect, Children, Crime Prevention, Delinquency Prevention, Early Childhood Education, Family Programs, Foster Care, Identification, Parent Education, Planning, Public Policy, Violence, Youth Programs
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Pennsylvania, 20 N. Market Square, Suite 400, Harrisburg, PA 17101. Tel: 717-233-1520; Fax: 717-724-0536; Web site: http://www.fightcrime.org.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania