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Policies & Programs, filtered by "Community Safety"

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Advocacy for victims of intimate partner violence

Some Evidence

Work to empower victims of intimate partner violence, help them with safety plans, and link them with community services (e.g., legal, housing, financial advice, emergency shelter, etc.)

Community Safety

Bicycle helmet laws

Scientifically Supported

Establish laws that require bicyclists to wear helmets; laws can apply to children or all bicyclists and can be established at the state or local level

Community Safety

Bicycle paths, lanes & tracks

Some Evidence

Accommodate or provide dedicated space for bicyclists via bicycle paths, lanes, cycle tracks or protected bike lanes, etc.

Community Safety

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS)

Some Evidence

Match disadvantaged or at-risk youth with volunteer mentors in school or community settings

Community Safety  ·  Education

Car seat distribution & education programs

Scientifically Supported

Provide parents with car seats free of charge, via loan or low cost rental, often with installation support

Community Safety

Car seat education & enforcement campaigns

Scientifically Supported

Share information about the importance of proper car seat use and enforce existing laws via checkpoints, dedicated law enforcement officials, etc.

Community Safety

Car seat incentive & education programs

Scientifically Supported

Educate parents and caregivers about proper use of car seats and reward parents and/or children for correct use

Community Safety

Child bicycle helmet promotion programs

Scientifically Supported

Promote child bicycle helmet use via health education, media campaigns, or provision of free or low-cost helmets

Community Safety

Child firearm access prevention laws

Some Evidence

Impose penalties on adults for a child’s unsupervised access to firearms or violation of safe firearm storage requirements

Community Safety

Cognitive-behavioral therapy for offenders

Scientifically Supported

Use cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to help offenders discover and change the thought processes that lead to maladaptive behavior

Community Safety

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