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Program GoalsAcross the country, many District Attorneys’ offices have established specialized units to prosecute complex criminal cases involving gang-related offenses. Through the use of continuous prosecution and smaller caseloads, the units are designed to address issues that usually arise in criminal prosecution of gang offenders, such as evidentiary and logistical ...
Program GoalsThe U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)–funded Gang Reduction Program (GRP) was a targeted multiyear (2003-08) initiative to reduce crime and violence associated with youth street gangs in a select group of cities throughout the United States. The initiative facilitated collaborations among federal ...
Program Goals The Methodist Home for Children’s Value-Based Therapeutic Environment (VBTE) Model is a nonpunitive treatment model that concentrates on teaching juvenile justice–involved youth about prosocial behaviors as alternatives to antisocial behaviors. The VBTE Model is used in juvenile group homes operated by the Methodist Home for Children (MHC) in North ...
Program Goals STEP (School Transitional Environment Program) is a school organizational change initiative that seeks to decrease student anonymity, increase accountability, and enhance students’ abilities to learn school rules and expectations. The program proposes that improving the transitional learning environment will provide a better educational foundation for students’ middle school and ...
Program GoalsThe Chicago, Ill.–based Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is part of a nationwide federally funded initiative designed to bring federal, state, and local law enforcement together to promote “a comprehensive and strategic approach to reducing gun crime” (Papachristos, Meares, and Fagan 2007, 225). The initiative promotes several context-specific strategies that ...
Program Goal/Target Population First Step to Success is an early intervention program designed to identify children with antisocial behavior and introduce adaptive behavioral strategies to prevent antisocial behavior in school. The program has both school and home components. The primary goal of the program is to divert antisocial kindergartners from an ...
Program Goals/Program ComponentsIndigent defense involves the constitutionally mandated free representation of individuals accused of crimes who are unable to afford private representation. States, counties, and local jurisdictions utilized various methods to provide indigent defense to defendants who cannot afford a lawyer, including a public defender office, an assigned counsel system, ...
Program GoalsThe Hot Spots Policing strategy was implemented in 2005 by the Lowell (Mass.) Police Department and was intended to improve social and physical order in high-crime areas in Lowell. By improving social order in high-crime areas, the strategy seeks to reduce disorder-related crime. The ultimate goal is to improve ...
Program Goals/Target PopulationThe Peacemakers Program was a school-based violence reduction intervention for grades 4 through 8. The program content was based on studies of psychosocial variables associated with individual differences in aggression, and was influenced by social and developmental psychology research (Shapiro, et al. 2002). The Peacemakers Program had two ...
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