The Community Programme
Currently supporting over 30 community programmes across the UK, CtC offers a comprehensive programme of training and technical support to local co-ordinators. Communities that Care is a new kind of prevention programme that confronts the disillusion and pessimism felt in disadvantaged, high crime neighbourhoods.
Its message of hope is that local people really can make a difference – uniting with key leaders and front-line agencies to plan a better future for children and young people in their community. Other prevention programmes in Britain have targeted communities.
Some have been based on partnerships of different interests and have adopted a multi-agency strategy. CtC, nevertheless, offers a way of working that is new.It is the first time that systematic use has been made of the knowledge about overlapping risk and protective factors to target individuals, families, schools and communities through an holistic prevention programme.
Never before have communities been shown how to measure and map the major risk and protective factors for youth crime, drug abuse, school-age pregnancy and school failure in their neighbourhoods.
No existing programme ensures that genuine priorities are targeted using interventions