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Community Crime Prevention Strategies Programs at a Glance
Total Number of Programs: 92

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Community Crime Prevention Strategies Practice Outcomes at a Glance
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Crime & Crime Prevention

Community Crime Prevention Strategies

Community crime prevention programs or strategies target changes in community infrastructure, culture, or the physical environment in order to reduce crime. The diversity of approaches include neighborhood watch, community policing, urban or physical design, and comprehensive or multi-disciplinary efforts.  These strategies may seek to engage residents, community and faith-based organizations, and local government agencies in addressing the factors that contribute to the community’s crime, delinquency, and disorder.



OJP Publications

Improving Outcomes for Youth: A Look at Juvenile Justice Reform Implementation in Six States, OJJDP-Sponsored, 2017

U.S. DOJ Violence Reduction Network Shows Promise in Early Stages, NIJ, December 2017

Social Support Can Diminish Negative Effects of Elder Abuse, NIJ-Sponsored, December 2017

Investigation of the Integration of Supports for Youth Thriving into a Community-Based Mentoring Program, OJJDP-Sponsored, September 2017

Community-Based Violence Prevention Study of the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative: An Intervention To Prevent Urban Gun Violence, OJJDP-Sponsored, April 2017

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Where can I learn about opportunities to volunteer for local crime prevention initiatives?
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Is information available on how communities can combat street prostitution?
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How can I get involved with or volunteer for drug prevention efforts in my community?
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