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ERIC Number: ED479201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
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)
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
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania