This paper examines juvenile delinquency prevention programs which implement large-scale intervention and social change strategies. A typology of community organization practice is used to analyze the assumptions, objectives, and methods underlying these approaches. Three models of community organization-- locality development, social planning, and social action--are used to evaluate three exemplary delinquency prevention programs: the Chicago Area Project, the 1960's provision of opportunity programs, and the 1960's comprehensive community-based projects such as Mobilization for Youth. The difficulties encountered in implementing these models and programs are identified and assessed. The implications for contemporary crime prevention efforts are also considered.
Berger, Ronald J. and Berger, Cherylynne E.
"Community Organization Approaches to the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 12:
1, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol12/iss1/9
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