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YOUTH COURTESY PATROL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

NCJ Number
40727
Date Published
Unknown
Length
61 pages
Annotation
BOOKLET PRESENTS OVERVIEW OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA'S YOUTH COURTESY PATROL.
Abstract
THE PROJECT IS DESIGNED TO SHOW THAT YOUNG PEOPLE WORKING WITH ADULTS CAN MAKE A COMMUNITY SAFER TO LIVE IN. ITS PURPOSE IS TO REDUCE THE LIKELIHOOD OF VIOLENT CRIMINAL ACTS BY USING TEENAGE YOUTH AS WATCHDOG PATROLS. THE PATROLS ACT AS WITNESSES AND AS AN ALARM TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IN CASE OF AN INCIDENT. THE PATROLS OPERATE OUT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD TEEN CENTER. EACH PATROL IS COMPRISED OF THREE YOUTHS WHO RECEIVED TRAINING IN CRIME REPORTING. THE BOOKLET REPORTS THAT COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR THE PATROLS WAS HIGH....BS