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Teens, Crime, and the Community

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $739,982)

The National Crime Prevention Council's Teens, Crime and Community (TCC) initiative will provide training to teachers and facilitators to implement the Community Works and Youth Safety Corps programs in their communities, support technical assistant centers, host training seminars, and serve as a central information source (maintaining a website and issuing a newsletter) for youth groups and organizations throughout the country. The goal of TCC is to reduce teen victimization by providing youths with constructive activities and educating them about life choices. TCC will report on performance measures including the amount learned and satisfaction of those trained as shown by surveys and follow-up consultations, the number of visits to its website, and the amount of assistance that its technical centers provide.

The National Crime Prevention Council's Teens, Crime, and the Community (TCC) educates young people across the nation about ways to make themselves and their families, friends, and communities safer from crime through crime prevention practices and projects. By combining effective crime prevention and sound pedagogy, TCC strengthens several protective factors against crime (e.g., positive peer relationships, good communication skills, and supportive adults) and supports development of empathy, responsible decision making, critical thinking, problem solving, and leadership and citizenship skills that also help protect against victimization and delinquency. In 2007, NCPC's work will focus on program operations and program outreach. The goals of TCC will address strengthening program implementation fidelity, updating management tools and evaluation for various activities, developing tailored training approaches for various audiences, and assessing customer needs and satisfaction. Program outreach will meet demands for TCC training, address the growing demand to help youth prevent personal property theft, identity theft, and cyberbullying. Technical assistance will help launch sites and support program fidelity. Performance measure and results will be measured via a variety of outcome-focused instruments and strategies. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 21, 2005