County Crime Commission is in concurrence with all programs that can assist
young juveniles to stay away from crime.
The Crime Commission recognizes that lack of guidance, lack of
self-esteem, lack of understanding better alternatives/options, and sometimes
just being influenced by a wrong person or individual can cause a teen to head
down the wrong road.
Thus, it is the
Crime Commission’s stance that education and enlightment can go a long way with
Child Advocacy and Juvenile Advocacy programs.
Commission feels that Teens, Crime and Community (TCC) initiative by the
National Crime Prevention Council is a great program in which to build upon.
and the Community is a program that believes smarter youth make safer
communities. Through a combination of education and service-learning, the
Teens, Crime, and the Community (TCC) initiative has motivated more than one
million young people to create safer schools and communities. TCC increases
social responsibility in teens, educates them about the law, reduces their
potential for victimization, and engages them in making their homes, schools, and
Two programs are
administered under the TCC initiative:
Works, a comprehensive, law-related, crime prevention curriculum.
2. Youth Safety Corps, the club
component of the TCC initiative.
educates students about the costs and consequences of crime, their rights and
responsibilities as citizens, and their ability to bring about meaningful
change through advocacy and service. Community Works' 11 core lessons teach
students how to examine violence and law-related issues in the context of their
schools and communities and apply what they learn to real-life circumstances.
Twenty additional lessons tackle important youth-related issues including
underage drinking, handguns and violence, substance abuse and drug trafficking,
gangs, dating violence, conflict management, and police-youth relations.
Corps (YSC) provides youth interested in public safety and crime prevention
(such as students who have completed a Community Works course) an opportunity
to engage in ongoing, active participation in crime prevention. Young people
partner with school resource officers, school personnel, and community
volunteers to assess and analyze the safety and security issues within their
schools and communities that contribute to youth violence and victimization.
Adults who work
with youth, can facilitate a Community Works program, a Youth Safety Corps
program, or both. Both Community Works and Youth Safety Corps have been
successfully implemented as separate programs in school and community settings.
However, Community Works and Youth Safety Corps work best together to provide
an opportunity for the continual development of knowledge and skills. Youth
further develop their understanding of crime and their skills to stay safe
through Community Works, and they learn leadership and team-building skills by
continuing to respond to their community's various safety needs with Youth
Safety Corps. Youth master knowledge and skills when knowledge is reinforced
and skills are practiced and applied.
complementary goals and service project components of Community Works and Youth
Safety Corps give youth the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive
initiative that provides a framework to foster resiliency and help youth develop
their leadership potential.
Youth-Led Community Service Projects:
Child From Getting Involved In Crime:
State Bullying Practices:
bullying amongst the worst affected
there were an estimated 418,000 intentional fires resulting in 622 deaths and
$2.7 billion in property damage. For the
eighth straight year, juvenile fire setters accounted for at least half of
those arrested for arson in 2001. Nearly
one third of arrests were children under the age of 15, and 5% were under the
age of 10, according to the FBI.
Juvenile Fire-setter/Arson Control and Prevention Program:
Arson the Importance of Early Intervention: