Crime, Drug and Violence Education Prevention
It is always said that every good or bad characteristics of a child or person
starts at home. So, providing community and home based crime, drug and violence
education will not hurt. Youth Crime Watch of Liberia makes sure of that!
Crime, Drug and Violence Prevention Education is formal or informal training
that adresses the facts and consequences that accompany crime, drugs and
violence. We teach prevention methods in an effort to change attitudes,
knowledge and behaviours in youth and their community.
In our Crime, Drugs and Violence prevention programs, we partnership with Crime
prevention professionals like the Liberia National Police, UNMIL Civilian Police
and other security related organizations. We acquire valuable information from
these agencies and share them with community members during our training
programs or patrols. Education is the third component of our program and it may
involve things such as public service announcements, music, posters, forums, and
many other approaches that you might never have thought of as teaching but which
serve to "spread the word." We teach our members and community dwellers the
basic ways to prevent crimes and report them if they do occur beyond their scope
Our goals during our education program include but not limited to the following:
Helping people to understand a problem (such as a sort of crime) and so that
they can take action to prevent or stop it.
Having everyone take a single action such as never letting their doors or stores
open or even letting their bags out of their immediate sight.
Getting youth or others involved in an activity such as Crime Reporting
Knowing about the problems of drug-abuse, violence, and crime is vital to
convincing people to get involved in Youth Crime Watch of Liberia's prevention
efforts. So whether or not prevention education is a formal component of Youth
Crime Watch of Liberia, you will find that it is an integral part of our work
every day: in Core Group meetings, at assemblies and meetings; and through
action projects. Most of Youth Crime Watch of Liberia programs are not based on
a formal curriculum. But that does not diminish the critical importance of a
prevention education effort. We present our training based on the community,
school or environment we are visiting or targeting. That is how our Youth Crime
Watch program will change attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors in your school or
Forms the training take
In most cases, our training takes the form of workshop, working group,
Peer-to-Peer exchanges and other strategies that interest people. Most of the
time, people are not responsive to methods that take up their whole day or time.
They are rather receptive to radio dramas, newspaper cartoons, workshops that
last at most an hour, etc. So, we make it our duty to use a strategy that works.
For more information, please contact us at our head office at in Paynesville; or
call or +2316604432 or
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