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This document presents a policy framework designed to foster action to prevent youth victimization and the likelihood that youth living in high risk situations will engage in adolescent and/or later life criminal behavior. It applies to youth ages 12 to 18 years. Eight sections include: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Policy Background" (a focus on early intervention and models of prevention: transforming knowledge into action); (3) "The Role of the National Strategy on Community Safety and Crime Prevention"; (4) "Key Policy Concerns" (interplay among risk factors at individual, family, and community levels; key challenges; and optimal points of intervention); (5) "Guiding Principles" (e.g., focus on youth and families living in conditions of multiple risk and engage youth and their support systems in the process); (6) "Goals and Objectives" (foster community action, promote conditions that will prevent youth victimization, and the probability of current or later life criminal behavior); (7) "Components" (public awareness and education, comprehensive strategies and models, tools and resource development, and research and knowledge development); and (8) "Funding Overview." Two appendixes present data on crime prevention and childhood experiences, situations, and potential adverse consequences; factors that contribute to positive outcomes for children and youth; and the funding focus. (SM)

Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Child Safety, Community Involvement, Crime Prevention, Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Public Policy, School Safety, Victimization, Violence

National Crime Prevention Centre, 284 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0H8. Tel: 613-941-9306; Tel: 877-302-9306 (Toll Free); Fax: 613-952-3515; e-mail: ncpc[at]crime-prevention.org. For full text: http://www.crime-prevention.org.









Author: National Crime Prevention Centre, Ottawa Ontario.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=9813&id=ED461704







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