Kids, Cops & Communities

Kids, Cops & Communities

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This report is designed to help law enforcement administrators and officers understand and institute a strategy to help prevent violence -- community-oriented policing services carried out in collaboration with youth-serving organizations. Popular police prevention approaches such as DARE have helped prepare police officers to work hand in hand in a variety of ways with local affiliates of national youth-serving organizations. In a growing number of cities, police are working with youth groups and finding that violence involving youth is rapidly decreasing. The research involved a survey of 579 affiliates of 7 national youth-serving organizations.While baseball and aquatics programs remain fundamental activities that bring youth into PALs and Ys, affiliates now ... for example, in Washington, D.C., PAL has organized boys and girls clubs to sponsor programs staffed by officers from ... repeat a new informal organizational motto: aquot;We are still the YMCA, but aquot;Aaquot; [for aquot; Associationaquot;] is the only letter that still ... Contrary to the myth that some of the national youth-serving organizations confine their services to relatively crime-free towns, anbsp;...

Title:Kids, Cops & Communities
Author:Marcia R. Chaiken
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 1998-02-01


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