Understand the dangers of weapons, especially firearms, and how to prevent them from ending up in the hands of children?
Talk about the costs-personal and financial-of violence?
Think carefully about the kinds of entertainment we watch or hear?
Know and practice ways to settle disputes without violence?
Understand and practice basic self-protection strategies?
Do My Neighbors & I...
Know each other reasonably well?
Work together to make our neighborhood safe for children?
Agree on how and when to step in to prevent kids' quarrels from becoming violent?
Discuss how we feel about weapons, including firearms, and what rules and standards we agree on?
Help each other by joining and taking an active role in Neighborhood Watch?
Know that there are good ways for our children to spend their time and energy after school?
Identify, discuss, and solve (or get help to solve) troubling conditions in our area?
Work with police, school officials, civic groups, and others to address larger issues for the community?
Does My Community
Have and enforce sound laws and regulations for secure weapons storage?
Provide safe ways for residents to dispose of unwanted weapons?
Actively provide resources and know-how to help residents learn how to solve problems without violence?
Provide mentoring and other outreach services to troubled youth and families?
Enlist young people in addressing violence problems?
Coordinate community groups to develop comprehensive anti-violence strategies and plans?
Offer an attractive array of both family-oriented and youth-focused events?
Have clear standards that reject violence as a presence in the community?
Add Your Own Reminders Here!
______________ Make a difference in my community.
______________ The relationship between police and citizens of our community.
______________ Instill hope and confidence that we can rid our community of crime.