The National Institute Of Justice Essay

788 Words Apr 22nd, 2015 4 Pages
Recent studies have shown that the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and Join Together produce a positive rate of success on comprehensive approaches involving the HotSpot Communities Initiative (Artigiani, 2001, p. 1). According to Feins et al. (NIJ, 1997:xi) determined that the most effective strategies are “those that take into account the geographic, cultural, economic, and social characteristics of the targeted community” to form a coalition, of all different shapes and sizes that are integral to the community’s response to substance abuse (Artigiani, 2001, p. 1). There are no set parameters of a coalition; it should meet the communities need, for example such as HotSpots. HotSpots have been very effective with comprehensive community partnerships in reducing crime with prevention activities, generate widespread community involvement, implement a widely shared vision reflecting a general community consensus, maintain an inclusive and broad membership, have an ability to avoid or resolve conflicts, enhanced prosecution for chronic offenders, and reduce violent crime by developing community organizations such as community recreation centers and preventing the development of others negative socialite such as bars and clubs in the local community (Artigiani, 2001, p. 1). As we can see collaborative initiatives can produce positive results in the community. We have various criminal justice agencies’ playing different roles to make this collaborative initiative work.…

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