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ERIC Number: ED503197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
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Faith in Their Futures: The Youth and Congregations in Partnership Program of the Kings County (Brooklyn, NY) District Attorney's Office. National Faith-Based Initiative Field Report Series
Blank, Susan; Davie, Fred
Public/Private Ventures
Why would a law-and-order district attorney in one of the toughest, most crime-prone areas in the nation develop a faith-based alternative to incarceration for youthful offenders? District Attorney Charles J. Hynes credits his faith and a strong conviction that society can't prison-build its way out of the crime problem. Hynes established Youth and Congregations in Partnership (YCP), an innovative local program operated by the Kings County (Brooklyn, New York) District Attorney's Office. Through mentoring and other services, the program aims to reduce criminal recidivism, subsequent adult criminality and self-destructive behaviors among young offenders. This report chronicles the YCP experience; we hope its insights inspire similar innovations throughout the nation. An appendix provides: Sites and Lead Agencies in the National Faith-Based Initiative for High-Risk Youth. (Contains 14 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; Ford Foundation; Annie E. Casey Foundation; Pinkerton Foundation; The Atlantic Philanthropies
Authoring Institution: Public/Private Ventures
Identifiers - Location: New York