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There Is a Risk in Refusing to Act Till All Facts Are In; But Is There Not Greater Risk in Abandoning the Conditions of All Rational Inquiry?

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111 pages
This is Volume I of a two-volume report on the Vera Institute of Justice's evaluation of the eight Innovative Neighborhood Oriented Policing (INOP) programs; it contains detailed descriptions of the eight programs.
Federal funding for INOP programs were intended to support the development of community policing programs, with the goal of reducing the demand for drugs through drug enforcement, interagency cooperation, referral to treatment, and community- based prevention initiatives. Each of the eight jurisdictions developed its own approach to the problem, and although the programs have a number of characteristics in common, the programs have varied widely in the context in which they operate; the nature and scope of their neighborhood focus; the approach to demand reduction; the nature of the interagency consortium; approach to community outreach; and the variety of other services provided. The eight INOP sites are Tempe, Ariz.; Norfolk, Va.; New York, N.Y.; Hayward, Calif.; Portland, Ore.; Prince George's County, Md.; Houston, Tex.; and Louisville, Ky. The program descriptions presented in this volume are based on data collected by the Vera Institute of Justice between June 1991 and August 1992. The program descriptions address project background and target area, drug demand reduction activities, other program components, and expected impacts.

Date Published: January 1, 1998