Community based YCW programs may be in rural and suburban areas of single-family homes, in urban, multi-family and high-rise environments, or in local or regional parks and marine facilities. The key elements remain the same, adult guidance with strong youth involvement and leadership to reduce crime, violence and drug abuse in the targeted environment.
- a. Establish the NEED for a Youth Crime Watch
- b. Determine who the Sparkplug/Advisor will be
- c. Meet with community gatekeepers and law enforcement representatives
- d. Determine where meetings will be held
- e. Publicize the program throughout the school
- f. Select the young people who will form the Crime Watch partnership
- g. Hold the first organizational meeting
- h. Tell the adult community that Youth Crime Watch is starting
- i. Obtain sources of crime prevention information
- j. Select the ongoing events and activities
- k. Consider becoming part of Youth Crime Watch Nigeria
Youth Crime Watch of Nigeria brings youths of all backgrounds together to identify and correct problems unique to their schools and communities. The YCW program empowers youths to take an active role in addressing the problems around them.