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ERIC Number: ED521832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 72
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Reducing Youth Violence and Delinquency in Pennsylvania: PCCDs Research-Based Programs Initiative
Chilenski, Sarah Meyer; Bumbarger, Brian K.; Kyler, Sandee; Greenberg, Mark T.
Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development (NJ1)
Youth violence and delinquency are problems that continue to challenge many communities across the U.S. For over a decade, Pennsylvania has been a national leader in confronting youth problem behaviors in a progressive and proactive fashion, investing heavily in supporting local community prevention coalitions and the use of proven-effective models for preventing youth violence and aggression, delinquency and youth substance abuse. Since 1998, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) has invested over $60 million in implementing more than 140 effective prevention programs in more than 100 Pennsylvania communities. Community priorities are guided by local data based on a public health model of reducing known risk factors associated with violence and delinquency and promoting positive youth development. This report details Pennsylvania's approach to effectively addressing juvenile crime. It presents case studies of model prevention programs being implemented throughout the Commonwealth through PCCD funding, and describes the positive outcomes being seen in these communities. Programs Funded Through the Research-based Programs Initiative: 1998-2007 are appended. (Contains 21 figures and 6 footnotes.)
Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development. College of Health and Human Development, Pennsylvania State University, Henderson Building South Room 112, State College, PA 16802. Tel: 814-865-2618; Fax: 814-865-2530; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State University, Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania