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date: 23 April 2019

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This article studies comprehensive community initiatives to prevent violence, crime, and drug abuse. It focuses on the role of partnerships or coalitions as the main tool for imagining, executing, and maintaining these crime-prevention strategies. It studies the literature on coalitions that are mostly outside the public safety domain, and then reviews evidence on program impact. It then lists the factors that help determine the effectiveness of partnership. The article also identifies various efforts in America to prevent youth violence by introducing complete community strategies.

Keywords: community initiatives, partnerships, crime-prevention strategies, coalitions, public safety, program impact, effectiveness of partnership, youth violence, community strategies

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