Columbia’s CCP: A Case Study
Train middle and high school youth to constructively manage anger to reduce youth violence by promoting non-violent alternatives for resolving conflict within schools and to increase youth leadership skills through participation in school and violence prevention ac- tivities. A contract was awarded to Dr. Ronald D. Miles, Richland County School District One;
Create a drug court diversionary program which provides treat- ment in lieu of incarceration for drug-addicted offenders. A con- tract was awarded to Lexington/Richland Alcohol & Drug Abuse.
At this point, it is important to return to a discussion of the community mo- bilizers and what they represent in this effort. Perhaps it would be wisest to think of them schematically as the hub of a wheel. City agencies, service agencies, volunteer efforts, and CCP funded programs are at the rim, to be brought to bear as the need requires. Mobilizers operate out of broad goals
first conceptualized and made operational community mobilizers, their duties include
in Henley Homes in 1990.
tions, and governmental agencies to identify problems and to identify solutions or ways to manage them. Many problems can be managed or
erty, cleaning problems are
graffiti—the list is also facilitated by
endless. Such community efforts to manage the availability of small CCP-funded prob-
(again, at times with warning, educating, or
some prodding by mobilizers even removing troublemakers
probation, by holding offenders accountable and finding services and so on. Other persons (especially at risk youth) need specialized some, mere referral is enough—they need help, know it, are eager
for them; care. For to receive
it, and get it. For others, they need and want manage their lives—they have young children or
help but find it difficult to transportation is a problem.
baby sitter.” Finally, others are bound and determined not to will only do so if coerced. Columbia’s CCP efforts are designed
get help and to give mobi-
lizers the tools they need to provide the broadest base of highly motivated, ambivalent about receiving services, or of some form of external help.
services—whether hostile to the idea
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