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Teens, Crime, and the Community

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The Teens, Crime, and the Community (TCC) initiative has motivated more than one million young people to create safer schools and neighborhoods. TCC's Community Works program helps teens understand how crime affects them and their families, friends, and communities, and it involves them in crime prevention projects to help make their communities safer and more vital.

News from TCC

Complete the Community Works user survey. If you taught Community Works during the 2007 fall semester or 2008 spring semester, please take a moment to share your successes and challenges. We use this information to create resources to help you complete your class with the highest level of fidelity.

View the April/May Smart Youth-Safer Communities newsletter (formerly Youth In Service newsletter).

View the winning posters from this year's Crime Prevention Month Poster Contest.

Download the posters and fact sheets from TCC's preventing personal theft campaign.

Read Community Works Program's Best Practices. This document describes how the Community Works program has been implemented in a variety of settings, and highlights best practices used by instructors to enhance their programs.

Download the new Community Works session, High-Tech Harassment: Understanding and Preventing Cyberbullying.

Read the Community Works Session Enhancements for new tips, service-learning project ideas, statistics, resources, and handouts to use in your Community Works class.

Read the Community Works Implementation Guidelines (PDF) to help you successfully implement your program.

Download NCPC's gang fact sheets (in PDF format) for educators and youth. You can order bulk quantities of the fact sheets by calling 800-NCPC-911 and purchasing items F38 and F37, respectively.

Check out the new article, Tips for Street Smart Teens.

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