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Community-based Programs

What to Expect and When to Seek Help: Bright Futures Developmental Tools for Families and Providers

Georgetown University

These four tools address a specific developmental stage (infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence) and offer guidance on when, where, and how to seek help from local, state, or n

Fulfilling the Promise: Seven Steps to Successful Community-Based Information Strategies

Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program

Presents seven steps for practitioners and investors to follow in investing in local community information initiatives in order to address the urban information gap and attract dollars to community

Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence

Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence collaborates with academic institutions, city and state agencies and organizations, community groups, schools, youth groups, and faith

Community Guide to Helping America's Youth

US Government Printing Office

This online resource aims to help communities build partnerships, assess their needs and resources, and choose a program design that can be replicated in their community.

Teens, Crime, and the Community

National Crime Prevention Council

This program includes two components: (1) Community Works, a law-related, crime prevention curriculum, and (2) Youth Safety Corps, the club component of the initiative.

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

Created as a result of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, the mission of the COPS Office is to advance community policing in jurisdictions of all sizes across the country.

SPIN (Strategic Press Information Network) Project Web Site

SPIN Project

The SPIN Project strengthens nonprofit social justice organizations, to communicate effectively for themselves. It provides strategic communications consulting, training, coaching, networking opportunities, and concrete tools. The SPIN Project Web site provides a variety of online resources, including publications, resources, and tutorials on various of strategic communications.

Building Organizational Collaborations

University of Vermont

This online resource helps coalitions evaluate process and outcomes.

Guide to Community Preventive Services: Systematic Reviews and Recommendations

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a resource tool to help choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in communities.

Roundtable on Community Change

The Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change focuses on the problems of distressed communities and seeks solutions to individual, family, and neighborhood poverty.