A Locality Development Approach to Delinquency Prevention in Rural Areas

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Elizabeth W. Lindsey, Professor Emeritus (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: A delinquency prevention partnership was forged between a school of social work and five rural communities. Using a locality development approach, local teams were formed and empowered to set goals in three areas: to develop more cooperative working relationships between school and juvenile court staff, to establish local interagency staffing groups to plan and coordinate services to troubled youth, and to develop and implement primary prevention plans based on local needs. Strategies are described which were used to create and maintain both the teams and the changes they undertook. Results of the project, mitigating factors, and elements critical to the success of similar programs in the future are outlined.

Additional Information

Human Services in the Rural Environment
Language: English
Date: 1987
Social Work, Delinquency, Rural Areas

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