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Religiosity/involvement in organized religious activities

Program Goals Weed and Seed is a community-based approach that targets reducing and preventing crime while revitalizing the community.Program Components/Key Personnel Weed and Seed aims to prevent, control, and reduce violent, drug, and gang activity in high-crime areas by having law enforcement and prosecutors work to “weed” out criminals. Community revitalization is ...
Program GoalsThe Hot Spots Policing strategy was implemented in Jacksonville, FL, in 2007 as a response to escalating violent crime in the area. The city saw a dramatic increase in violent crime—homicide, in particular—between 2003 and 2008, leading the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) to develop the Hot Spots strategy as ...
Program Goals A Business Improvement District (BID) is a nonprofit organization created by neighborhood property owners or merchants to provide services, activities, and programs to promote local improvements and public safety. The BID is a discrete geographical area, and all property owners or merchants within that area are charged an assessment ...
Program Goals The Indianapolis (Indiana) Directed Patrol program was designed after the Kansas City (MO) Gun Experiment of 1992–93, which used aggressive traffic enforcement to seize illegal weapons in a high-crime area. After the success of this experiment in seizing illegal firearms to reduce violent crime, the Indianapolis Police Department ...
Program Goals The rise of the crack epidemic in the late 1980s led to substantial increases in crack-related crime in U.S. cities, placing a large burden on law enforcement. It was reported that street blocks where drugs were sold had levels of crime and violence that were three to four ...
Program Goals/Target SitesThe goals of the Nashville (Tenn.) Drug Market Intervention were to disrupt a Nashville street drug market and deter potential offenders, and ultimately to reduce crime and promote a safer neighborhood. The program emphasized a zero-tolerance attitude toward drug dealing, which was demonstrated by a deliberate investigation and ...
Program Goals The Early Risers ‘Skills for Success’ Program is a comprehensive preventive intervention that targets elementary school children (ages 6 to 10) who are at high risk for early development of conduct problems (i.e., who display early aggressive, disruptive, or nonconformist behaviors). The Early Risers Program aims to prevent high-risk ...
Program Goals/Target PopulationThe Phoenix (Ariz.) Repeat Offender Program was designed to increase conviction and incarceration rates for chronic, high-risk offenders. This program was targeted at repeat offenders with extensive criminal histories in Phoenix, Ariz. The primary goal was to prosecute dangerous offenders to the full extent of the law resulting ...
Program Goals In 1996, Dallas, Texas, had a reported 79 gangs, 6,145 documented gang members, and 1,332 gang-related incidents. In response to high numbers of gang crimes, the Dallas Police Department implemented the Anti-Gang Initiative that year. The goal of the initiative was to reduce gang-related crime through the use of ...
Program GoalsLate during the first decade of the 21st century, violent crime levels rose to epic proportions in Philadelphia, PA. As of 2008, there had been more than a hundred shootings recorded in the city each month since 2002. Further, crime data indicated that a noticeable and consistent cycle of ...
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