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National Crime Prevention Council
Message From the President of the Board
Leadership . . . Working To Ensure America’s Safety
The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) continues its mis-
sion to ensure safety for all Americans and their communities by
engaging all levels in crime prevention activities. Young people,
Neighborhood Watch captains, law enforcement officers, city
planners, government officials, faith leaders, seniors, educators,
and others do their part through mentoring, chairing neighbor-
hood meetings, opening storefront precincts in public housing
communities, and keeping neighbors involved with each other, all contributing to
the continued drop in crime. NCPC provides the tools and resources needed to create
safer and more caring communities across the country.

NCPC helps individuals and communities in their crime prevention work by providing
information on topics ranging from homeland security to building refugee partnerships
with law enforcement to engaging the faith community in improving our neighbor-
hoods. We listen and learn from those in the field, promote successful community
strategies, and take on new work through a broad knowledge of people, programs, and
policies. We accomplish this through training and technical assistance, the Web, pub-
lic service advertising, the Crime Prevention Coalition of America, programs, and pub-
lications. We encourage individuals to take action, protect children and youth, help
communities around the country, and drive effective prevention strategies into local,
state, and federal policy and practice.

NCPC is grateful for its committed Board of Directors and their astute fiscal and policy
oversight, as well as their stewardship and willingness to take risks that have allowed
NCPC to launch new programs and policies that help keep individuals from harm and
build vital, strong communities.

This last year marks an important turning point for NCPC. Our president and CEO, John
A. (Jack) Calhoun, announced his retirement from NCPC. Jack’s vision and values have
helped to form the bedrock of this national nonprofit. His dream of engaging all sec-
tors of the community—young and old, individual and community, public and private—
has forged a safer, more caring America.

U.J. Brualdi, Jr.
President of the Board of Directors

                                                                      Annual Report 2003   1


National Crime Prevention Council
The National Crime Prevention Council:
Working To Ensure America’s Safety


To enable people to create safer and more caring communities by addressing the causes
of crime and violence and reducing the opportunities for crime to occur.

The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) has worked to ensure America’s safety
for more than two decades. Twenty-five years ago, crime prevention was defined by
locks, lights, and alarms. These are still important tools in the fight against crime, but
stopping there would isolate us, giving up the streets to criminals, and surrendering our
civic roles and our communities’ health to crime and fear.

We know crime prevention must be founded on both watching out and helping out.
Civic engagement and community commitment go hand in hand with concerns about
personal safety and property. NCPC works in many areas to help support neighborhood-
wide strategies that create safer, more caring communities.

NCPC has worked to earn its place as the nation’s focal point for crime prevention. We
have listened to the needs of those in the field and brought training, programs, and
publications to the public.

We will continue to work to ensure American’s safety by devoting our time, expertise,
experience, and energy to help meet the nation’s crime prevention needs.

In this year’s Annual Report, we are delighted to share with you our beliefs, our work,
and a few of the many outstanding individuals in crime prevention who have worked
with NCPC to ensure your safety. Together we support one another in our crime pre-
vention efforts.

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National Crime Prevention Council
Working To Ensure America’s                            VT, and larger cities, such as Baltimore, MD, and
Safety by Building Community                           Springfield, MO.

NCPC knows it takes everyone—parents, youth,           The Crime Prevention Coalition of America
educators, law enforcement, faith leaders, health      (CPCA), guided by its secretariat, NCPC, is a non-
care providers, seniors, social services personnel,    partisan group of federal, national, state, and
business leaders, mayors’ offices, and community       community-based organizations committed to
organizers—to ensure safer, more caring commu-         taking action to prevent crime. CPCA dissemi-
nities. NCPC plans and commits to prevention           nates information, helps NCPC keep close ties to
initiatives that effectively address particular        those working in the field, provides opportunities
crime problems by equipping individuals and            for partnerships, and equips members with infor-
communities with strategies, information, skills,      mation and resources.
program models, materials, connections, and
other resources.                                       In 2003, CPCA developed a partnership with the
                                                       Department of Homeland Security’s Citizen
Promoting comprehensive community crime                Corps; published the Crime Prevention Month
prevention initiatives is an integral part of          Kit; held a two-day State Leaders’ Forum to
NCPC’s work. NCPC has long recognized the ben-         address a variety of crime prevention issues;
efits of having all key segments of the community       launched a members-only CPCA website; and
make commitments to specific, trackable crime           developed and launched an e-bulletin highlight-
prevention actions. To spur this holistic, compre-     ing funding opportunities, new publications, and
hensive approach to crime prevention, NCPC             training opportunities. CPCA also provided crime
works with small and large jurisdictions across
the country to accomplish a variety of things.           The Tradition Continues—Crime Prevention Month
Assistance includes writing and disseminating
publications that share best practices, partnering     Every October, NCPC celebrates Crime Prevention
with municipalities on a variety of projects, dis-     Month by disseminating, through the CPCA and ADT,
tributing materials, helping local leaders link with
                                                       a kit of action ideas and reproducible crime
peers in other cities, finding resources to help sup-
port local efforts, and providing hands-on train-      prevention materials to federal, state, and local
ing and technical support to launch and sustain        leaders; law enforcement groups; schools; community
local coalitions.                                      organizations; and a host of others. In 2003, NCPC,
In 2003, NCPC presented at the New Jersey              with support from
League of Municipalities Conference, Connecticut’s     the Bureau of
Annual Prevention and Child Protection Confer-         Justice Assistance
ence, the New York Attorney General’s Neighbor-
                                                       (BJA), Office of
hood Watch Conference, Weed and Seed National
Conference, Campus Safety Journal’s Eastern            Justice Programs,
Regional Symposium, the Enterprise Foundation’s        U.S. Department
Annual Network Conference, the New England             of Justice, and
Community-Police Partnerships’ Annual Sympo-
                                                       ADT Security
sium, and the National League of Cities’ Annual
Congress of Cities. NCPC trainings reached more        Services, Inc., sent 87,500 copies of the kit to
than 15,000 individuals.                               practitioners who in turn made and disseminated
NCPC has partnered and worked in depth with            hundreds of millions of copies of Crime Prevention
27 municipalities over the years, including small      Month materials.
communities such as Bessemer, AL, and Rutland,
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      John DiPietro, Miami Township, Ohio

      What kind of prevention work are you involved in? I supervise and assist the crime prevention
      unit. Prior to being promoted to deputy chief of police, I handled all crime prevention issues and
      community relations. Now that I supervise this unit, my philosophy is that a position in crime pre-
      vention is just as important as the officer assigned to SWAT, Traffic, or Detective. We believe that
      good community relations and improving the quality of life for our residents is our top priority.
      I believe in crime prevention and my personal motto is “You can accomplish more with hand-
      shakes, than handcuffs!” I also serve as the president of the Ohio Crime Prevention Association

      How long have you been doing this work? I started in 1990 as a detective assigned to burglar-
      ies. At that time, we didn’t have a crime prevention unit. In time, I became proactive in develop-
      ing specific crime prevention strategies for all types of crime issues. Once promoted to staff
      sergeant, about half of my duties related specifically to crime prevention. I also became active
      with the Miami Valley Crime Prevention Association and collaborated with other crime preven-
      tion practitioners, some from the private sector.

      How does NCPC help you do your work? A couple of years ago, while reading NCPC’s newslet-
      ter Catalyst, I read an article about the partnership between NCPC and the Boy Scouts of Amer-
      ica and their initiative for a Crime Prevention Merit Badge. I met with and got involved with our
      local Scout troop, and the first boy in our troop to receive the Merit Badge was invited to a spe-
      cial ceremony in Washington, DC, where Attorney General Janet Reno awarded the badges. If it
      wasn’t for Catalyst and the reference materials NCPC provided, this initiative may have never
      taken off.

      In addition, one of the most widely used reference materials in our department is the Crime Pre-
      vention Month Kit. This kit has been used hundreds of times for its information, resources, and
      reproducible handouts. The information is always timely. I passed several copies of this year’s kit
      to our local high school principal who in turn determined she wanted a copy for every teacher in
      the school.

      As president of OCPA, I have found that membership in the Crime Prevention Coalition of Amer-
      ica is another valuable NCPC resource. Sharing information and programs with other concerned
      crime prevention practitioners across our nation is especially helpful.

    prevention training and technical assistance to      The National Training Center for Crime Preven-
    individuals across the country.                      tion and Community Leadership was designed to
                                                         meet the needs of leaders representing small,
    The Coalition continues to work to improve the       medium, and large communities. The partnership
    practice of prevention and cement its place as the   between NCPC and Fox Valley Technical College
    primary policy solution to the problems of crime,    in Appleton, WI, provides training on the best in
    violence, and substance abuse in our country. To     intervention and prevention practices, leadership
    receive information on membership and CPCA           development, and technical assistance. Represen-
    activities, contact the coalition membership man-    tatives from law enforcement, substance abuse
    ager at 202-466-6272.                                programs, youth and human service organiza-
6            National Crime Prevention Council
tions, community organizations, crime prevention       and a list of recommendations that guide future
practitioners, and school personnel are invited to     steps and build on current work and resources.
attend trainings. To find information on course
offerings visit,               Post-summit activities include follow-up meet-
                                                       ings to share evaluation findings, assisting in
In 2003, NCPC continued to provide cutting edge        planning next steps for communities, and provid-
training and technical assistance to its partners in   ing technical assistance. NCPC strives to keep the
the field. NCPC was able to design and deliver          momentum going and to guide states to make
                                                       lasting changes with positive outcomes for fami-
NCPC trained more than 15,000 people across            lies and communities affected by the scourge of
the United States and in five countries at 150-         methamphetamine production and usage.
plus conferences, trainings, and workshops.
                                                       NCPC plans to hold summits in Georgia and
                                                       Nebraska this year. To learn more, visit www.
trainings, workshops, and keynote speeches to lead- or email
ers from across all sectors, including law enforce-
ment, corrections, school administrators, elected      The McGruff® Strategies
officials, youth, and faith-based leaders. They        Center debuted this year,
received training in subjects ranging from coalition   providing a searchable
building to comprehensive planning and from            online database of
safety at home to the evolving arena of homeland       over 500 crime
security. In 2003, more than 1,600 training hours      prevention programs
were logged. More than 100 NCPC staff members          and practices from
and consultants provided training and keynote          the field. This online
speeches to more than 15,000 individuals from          forum and resource
across the United States and in five countries.         center provides a
                                                       platform for com-
In 2003, NCPC continued to build on the success of     munities to share their
its Methamphetamine Summits held with the              crime prevention strategies,
sponsorship of the Drug Enforcement Administra-        practices, and programs. To learn more, visit
tion and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of
Community Oriented Policing Services. NCPC con-
ducted three summits, and each event served as a
vehicle for comprehensive strategic planning to        Outreach to New Americans (ONA) was estab-
produce tangible outcomes at the community, state,     lished by the Office of Refugee Resettlement
and regional levels. Used as a catalyst, the summits   (Health and Human Services) and NCPC to respond
brought together key prevention, treatment, and        to the needs of diverse refugee communities who
intervention leaders from state, county, and local     confront crime and crime victimization through-
government to address the myriad issues resulting      out the United States. Many refugees bring to their
from methamphetamine use and production.               new country the distrust and suspicion they expe-
                                                       rienced with law enforcement in their homelands.
NCPC’s meth summits are designed to produce com-       Consequently, they often do not collaborate with
prehensive action plans that lead to tangible solu-    law enforcement in their new country. Of special
tions. Each summit used the Social Reconnaissance      concern is the effect resettling in a new country
Model, which facilitated focused measures to iden-     can have on young people. Sometimes, to fit into
tify barriers to success and seek effective ways for   their new communities, young refugees become
overcoming them. Teams developed a plan of action      involved in gangs and other problems. ONA helps

                                                                                 Annual Report 2003          7
      Catherine Harnett, Arlington, VA

      What kind of prevention work are you involved in? The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
      is unique in that we are essentially the bridge between the supply side and the demand side of the
      drug issue. We bring a real-life, inside the drug-trade knowledge to the demand reduction/
      prevention arena. We have demand reduction coordinators in 31 locations around the country.
      These dedicated special agents work with communities to provide information, perspectives, and
      expertise to community coalitions, prevention experts, and the general public. DEA also under-
      stands the value of demand reduction as a critical part of our nation’s efforts to reduce drug use.
      Our special agents have embraced prevention, and many of them speak to public groups about
      the need to educate parents, children, and policymakers about the dangers of drugs not only to
      the individual but also to the millions of non-users in communities across America.

      How long have you been doing this work? I have been involved with DEA’s demand reduction
      program in a supervisory role since 1994. But it is only since December 2003, when the adminis-
      trator asked me to oversee DEA’s demand reduction efforts as my sole responsibility, that I have
      had the privilege of seeing the full range of prevention programs up close. I think the fact that the
      administrator selected a member of the Senior Executive Service to head up DEA’s Demand Reduc-
      tion Program speaks to her commitment to this important aspect of DEA’s work.

      As the mother of a seven-year-old girl, I am also very dedicated to our prevention efforts. It is so
      obvious to me that kids are finely attuned to advertising, messaging, and peer activities, and hav-
      ing a child has really sensitized me to that fact and the need to provide our children with good
      examples, straightforward information, and sound messages.

      How does NCPC help you do your work? NCPC shares an interest with DEA in reducing drug use
      and drug trafficking in communities, because they are a significant cause of crime. Because DEA’s
      primary mission is enforcement, the Demand Reduction Program is relatively small, despite the
      agency’s support for a balanced approach to reducing drug use and related crime. By collaborat-
      ing with NCPC, DEA can extend its influence beyond what it could otherwise accomplish.

      DEA and NCPC have worked together on various projects for about ten years. Our first collabo-
      ration was on youth crime prevention conferences. Then in 1998, we collaborated with NCPC on
      the Cutting Edge crime prevention seminars for government and community leaders. And in the
      fall of 2000, NCPC and DEA began their very successful collaboration hosting and conducting
      methamphetamine summits. We will continue to look for opportunities to partner with NCPC on
      large-scale projects that benefit community coalitions and reduce drug-related crime.

    refugee youth face their challenges by providing      and law enforcement agencies in the United States
    leadership and conflict resolution trainings. Learn-   in order to build safe and crime-free communities.
    ing such skills helps these young people stay away    ONA also provides key services to help develop and
    from trouble and become positive members of           strengthen broad-based community coalitions
    their communities.                                    involving new American youth and adults. Central
                                                          to the program’s mission is assistance in increasing
    One of ONA’s primary missions is to promote part-     the capacity of refugees and immigrants to advo-
    nerships between refugee/immigrant communities        cate and understand their rights and responsibilities
8            National Crime Prevention Council
within our legal system, to partner with law          planners, landscape and interior designers, law
enforcement and other community groups, and to        enforcement, community leaders, and youth can
become more self-reliant.                             create a climate of safety in a community right
                                                      from the start by designing a physical environ-
In 2003, ONA and its Peer Assistance Network          ment that positively influences human behavior,
(PAN), a group of law enforcement officers,           increasing personal interaction and curbing iso-
refugees, community leaders, and service providers,   lation. People who use CPTED-designed areas per-
                                                      ceive them as safe, and would-be criminals see
• conducted more than 15 workshops, presenta-         them as highly risky places to commit crimes.
  tions, and awareness sessions on a variety of       NCPC provides training to communities interested
  topics for local communities and at state and       in applying this concept to local settings. CPTED
  national conferences,                               training has resulted in practical, measurable
• disseminated a variety of resource materials in     impacts on communities when participants trans-
  several languages to requesters, provided inter-    form their knowledge into action. In 2003, NCPC
  pretational services, and distributed more than
  1,000 copies of ONA crime prevention publica-       • conducted community and school-focused
  tions, and                                            CPTED training courses, enhancing the skills
• trained more than 100 refugee youth on leader-        and informational resources available to more
  ship skills, conflict management, and involve-         than 350 law enforcement officers, city and
  ment in community work.                               county government officials, planners and
                                                        designers, architects, school administrators,
For more information about ONA, visit                   teachers, and community and business leaders,                                       and
                                                      • delivered specialized CPTED workshops for
Crime Prevention Through Environmental                  Weed and Seed sponsored sites, reaching com-
Design (CPTED) contends that architects, city           munity leaders, city and local officials, and law

  Jack Smith, Modesto, CA

  What kind of prevention work are you involved in? I work with Modesto’s Southeast Asian
  communities. I started the Asian Advisory Committee (AAC) here in Modesto, which uses its
  resources to educate the Southeast Asian communities about schools, government, youth pro-
  grams, gangs, drugs, and other issues of concern to them. We also teach cultural awareness to the
  police department, the emergency medical response units, and the general public. After retiring
  from the police department, I created seven eight-week Citizen Police Academies for the Cambo-
  dian, Laotian, Hmong, Russian/Ukrainian, and English-speaking communities.

  How long have you been doing this work? I started work with the City of Modesto in 1969 and
  started at the police department in 1971. During my time there I worked as a detective on vari-
  ous assignments, including five years as an Asian gang investigator, and started the AAC. Though
  I retired in 2001, I still work part-time for the AAC and with the Citizen Police Academies.

  How does NCPC help you do your work? NCPC has helped me in many ways. I have worked with
  it for several years now and have spoken at several of their conferences. I have been able to share
  experiences with others who work in refugee communities. I have received printed materials from
  NCPC on crime-related topics, which have been translated into various languages.

                                                                                Annual Report 2003          9
           enforcement; and mini-CPTED community                producing Weed and Seed publications, provides
           trainings to attorneys general, school and cam-      printed materials and other crime prevention
           pus administrators, youth community leaders,         resources, and presents workshops at regional and
           executive directors of community programs,           national conferences.
           and city and county officials.
                                                                In 2002, NCPC and Medeco® Security Locks, Inc.,
     NCPC’s publication                                         an ASSA ABLOY company, teamed up to create
     50 Strategies To                                           United for a Stronger America: A Safe Workplace
                                                                is Everybody’s Business program, providing a
     Prevent Violent
                                                                framework in which businesses can examine their
     Domestic Crimes is                                         safety and security measures, strengths and weak-
     extremely inclusive in                                     nesses, risks of becoming the victim of crime, and
     its language. It raises                                    vulnerabilities during emergency situations.
     awareness toward
     programs effectively                                       Through the program, security providers and
                                                                crime prevention specialists provide businesses
     outreaching, treating,
                                                                with short-term practices and long-term policies
     and trying to prevent                                      that help them achieve workplace safety and pre-
     domestic violence in                                       paredness. The results for businesses include
     the LGBT community.                                        improved employee morale, safer workplaces,
                                                                higher profits, and a better environment in which
     Martin Ornelas-Quintero, Executive Director                businesses can prosper. Local communities sur-
     The National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
                                                                rounding them also benefit.
     Transgender (LGBT) Organization

     This resource guide for law enforcement officers,          In 2003, tens of thousands of United for a Stronger
     victims advocates, local officials, and community          America: A Safe Workplace Is Everybody’s Busi-
                                                                ness crime prevention tips booklets were distrib-
     activists addresses ways to prevent intimate partner
                                                                uted to businesses, locksmiths, and crime
     violence, child maltreatment, and elder abuse. The         prevention practitioners around the country. And
     book highlights 50 promising strategies that have          they continue to be available free of charge
     been successfully implemented across America,              through NCPC’s fulfillment center. To receive a
                                                                copy of the tips booklet, call 800-NCPC-911.
     many focusing on traditionally under-served,
     diverse populations.
                                                                Project Safe Neighborhoods: America’s Network
                                                                Against Gun Violence (PSN), a comprehensive,
         NCPC continued its support of more than 300            strategic approach to reducing gun violence in
         Weed and Seed sites, leading efforts to reduce         America, combines community outreach and
         crime in communities hardest hit by drug abuse,        involvement with enforcement of existing gun
         violent crime, and gang activity across the United     laws. This year PSN
         States. Weed and Seed is an innovative and com-
         prehensive multi-agency strategy that relies on        • launched two national public service announce-
         strong coalitions of law enforcement, prevention         ments with The Advertising Council, Inc.,
         practitioners, and community leaders. NCPC               entitled “Mothers” and “Sentenced.” The PSAs
         serves these communities as a partner and tech-          focused on the pain families experience as a
         nical assistance provider of the U.S. Department         result of gun violence.
         of Justice, Executive Office of Weed and Seed.         • conducted four enforcement and prevention
         NCPC provides training directly to sites, assists in     trainings in partnership with the U.S. Department
10                 National Crime Prevention Council
  of Justice; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,           make available online tools that will allow fam-
  Firearms and Explosives; the International Asso-      ily members to stay in touch with each other if
  ciation of Chiefs of Police; and the National Dis-    they are separated during an emergency. Believ-
  trict Attorneys Association.                          ing that prevention is the best approach to
• served as the local community engagement and          address homeland security, NCPC has focused on
  media outreach grantee for five U.S. Attorney          finding the tools that local communities can use
  districts.                                            to stay aware, apply the skills and energies of
                                                        volunteers, and coordinate local resources and
                                                        planning activities. For more information on
This year two                                           homeland security, including a report on Neigh-
PSN documents                                           borhood Watch, the United for a Stronger Amer-
                                                        ica: Citizens’ Preparedness Guide (available in
were published.
                                                        English and Spanish), disaster preparedness tip
PSN in Practice                                         sheets, and more, visit
highlights local
contributions to                                        NCPC’s Center for Faith and Service supports
                                                        and encourages faith-based organizations to grow
the network
                                                        in their ability to effectively provide social ser-
against gun                                             vices and collaborate with private, governmental,
violence. PSN:                                          and nonprofit entities.
discusses partnerships, strategic planning and
measurement, training, outreach, and the use of
technology in the PSN network.
                                                        NCPC produced
                                                        13 new publi-
NCPC’s work in the homeland security arena
                                                        cations this year.
continued to grow in 2003, expanding on three
fronts—bringing community organizing for                One of these,
homeland security techniques to key audi-               Philanthropy
ences of prevention practitioners, researching          and Faith:
prevention-focused resources that can be made
                                                        An Introduction,
available to local officials and state crime pre-
vention agencies, and preparing documents to help       provides private
local leaders and volunteers take preventive action.    funders with guidelines and examples
NCPC staff presented informational workshops,           for support of faith-based initiatives.
training, and technical assistance to community-
based agencies that host AmeriCorps and
SeniorCorps members, teens, crime prevention            The center completes its work via the Faith and
officers, local elected officials, and national orga-   Service Technical Education Network and Faith
nizations representing municipal interests. NCPC        and Communities Engaged in Service, housed at
staff prepared tips for individuals and families on     the NCPC offices. The center informs policymak-
how to prepare for emergencies, get involved in         ers, as well as private and public funders, of the
Neighborhood Watch, and find out more about Cit-         significance of the contributions made by faith-
izen Corps initiatives. In addition, NCPC has bro-      based service providers in revitalizing America’s
kered partnerships with outside foundations to          communities.
                                                                                  Annual Report 2003          11
     The Faith and Service Technical Education Net-        • high quality research information on effective
     work (FASTEN) is part of The Pew Charitable             practices in faith-based social service delivery,
     Trusts’ effort to enhance the faith community’s       • educational materials and toolkits,
     work to serve those most in need. FASTEN edu-         • workshops and symposia,
     cates faith-based organizations, public adminis-      • an executive session for mayors, practitioners,
     trators, and private funders on effective practices     and academics,
     in faith-based social service delivery. With          • a Web-based resource center (www.fastennet
     NCPC, FASTEN’s partners, Harvard University,   containing how-to information, fund
     Baylor University, and the Hudson Institute,            development strategies, profiles of ministry
     continue to provide                                     models, tips and best practices information,
                                                             case studies, and other valuable resources that
                                                             can help faith-based organizations and poten-
                                                             tial partners, and
                                                           • a peer-to-peer network that allows practitioners
                                                             to advise, encourage, and mentor one another.

                                                           Faith and Communities Engaged in Service
                                                           (FACES), an initiative of the Corporation for
                                                           National and Community Service, is designed to
                                                           enhance efforts to increase small community and
                                                           faith-based organizations’ participation in national
                                                           service programs (e.g., AmeriCorps*VISTA). The
                                                           Center for Faith and Service at NCPC serves as the
                                                           training and technical assistance provider for this
                                                           important initiative. NCPC, as part of the FACES
                                                           initiative, identifies barriers to accessing these pro-
                                                           grams and provides tools to improve the chances
                                                           for admission. In addition, FACES provides train-
                                                           ing and technical assistance to augment the Cor-
                                                           poration’s ability to work with faith-based
                                                           community organizations.

                                                           In 2003, FACES
                                                           • trained more than 2,000 people on faith-based
                                                              and community initiatives,
                                                           • published toolkits to help applicants, grantees,
                                                              and program officers of the Corporation on faith-
                                                              based and community initiatives,
                                                           • reached out to faith-based organizations to share
                                                             the benefits of national service, and
                                                           • created a help desk for applicants and program

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Reverend Warren Dolphus, Alexandria, VA

What kind of prevention work are you involved in? I am involved in crime prevention centered
around youth and adults, including advocating for education on crime prevention and interven-
tion. As a youth pastor 14 years ago in Atlanta, GA, I established programs on drug prevention
and intervention, avoiding school violence, and understanding the positive hip-hop culture in
crime prevention. From 1998 to 2000, as a pastor in Kentucky, I was a partner in establishing a
youth center, providing young people with a safe and secure environment to fight drug use, pro-
mote conflict resolution, offer an alternative to violence, and promote cultural diversity. During
my tenure as chief chaplain at the Federal Correctional Institution in Manchester, KY, I took
inmates to several local schools to speak with students about crime prevention. The inmates
revealed their personal stories about the consequences that led them to the criminal justice system.

How long have you been doing this work? As a criminal justice professional beginning in 1987
in the area of corrections, I received the foundation and experience. Because of that and other
experiences, as a pastor and chaplain, I have used my leadership role to bring crime prevention
and intervention to the forefront of my ministry.

How does NCPC help you do your work? I have been working with NCPC since 2001. One of the
most interesting and unique things about NCPC is that it develops techniques and strategies to
address specific situations. For example, at the Law Enforcement, Race, and Reconciliation Sum-
mit held in Washington State, NCPC used the appreciative inquiry approach for reconciliation and
healing. This was a successful model, so I have taken this approach to other cities and communi-
ties with similar issues. NCPC’s work in the area of youth crime prevention serves as the founda-
tion for two work groups I deal with concerning ministry to youth with behavioral/adverse
challenges. NCPC is a very valuable organization, and its work provides services to this country
in the area of public safety and homeland security also.

                                                                              Annual Report 2003       13


National Crime Prevention Council
    Working To Ensure America’s                           bullying prevention for children. These work-
    Safety by Working With and for                        shops were delivered at conferences hosted by
    America’s Children and Youth                          such groups as the National Association of Ele-
                                                          mentary School Principals, the National PTA, the
    NCPC recognizes the value of youth involvement        National Association of School Resource Officers,
    in bettering communities. If youth are discon-        the American School Counselors Association, and
    nected from their families, neighborhoods, and        others.
    schools, they have no reason to be part of the
                                                          Since 1985, through a combination of education
    social contract and act accordingly. NCPC knows
                                                          and action, Teens, Crime, and the Community
    the importance of involving young people in
                                                          (TCC) has motivated more than one million youth
    crime prevention and community improvement.
                                                          in 45 states, including elementary, junior high,
    Involvement creates bonding to the community
                                                          and high school students; members of Boys &
    and empowers young people to give back to their
                                                          Girls Clubs; juvenile offenders; and others to cre-
    communities. As a result, they get real work
                                                          ate safer schools and neighborhoods. The program
    done, improve their skills, and view themselves
                                                          helps teens understand how crime affects them
    as connected. NCPC provides young people with
                                                          and their families, friends, and communities.
    the tools they need to protect themselves and
                                                          TCC’s crime prevention curriculum utilizes com-
    their communities from crime and to develop the
                                                          munity resource people and teaches teens how to
    skills needed to play meaningful roles in their
                                                          implement service-learning projects that reduce
                                                          or eliminate a specific crime or violence problem.
                                                          Participating teens are rolling up their sleeves,
    NCPC develops and promotes programs and poli-
                                                          designing and running projects tackling such
    cies that enable families and communities to cre-
                                                          critical issues as violent crime, shoplifting, child
    ate healthy and safe environments for children
                                                          abuse, rape, hate crime, and substance abuse.
    and youth. Our child-focused trainings and work-
    shops convey effective prevention strategies to       Youth as Resources® (YAR) is a program and a
    those who work with children, including law           philosophy, developed by NCPC in 1986, that rec-
    enforcement officers, educators, and community        ognizes youth as valuable resources in their com-
    leaders. In 2003, NCPC staff delivered 19 work-       munity and engages them as partners with adults
    shops covering the topics of drug, violence, and      in bringing about positive community change.

                                                          Local YAR programs, governed by boards of
               Feedback From the Field                    youth and adults and supported by local funders,
                                                          provide grants for youth-initiated and youth-led
TCC has changed my life so much, from being               community projects. In 2003, youth from all
involved as a middle school student and now as a          walks of life designed and carried out hundreds of
peer helper. I have learned to stay true to my own        YAR community service projects. Through skits,
                                                          videos, group discussions, and other forums,
feelings and convictions no matter what those
                                                          youth addressed issues of public health, teen
around me may choose to do. I have also learned           pregnancy, violence, drug abuse, self-esteem,
that all of the things I do and places I go are seen by   diversity, and a host of other topics. Youth set up
children who look up to me. It makes me more able         a computer lab at a migrant housing center, ren-
                                                          ovated shelters, forged bonds with nursing home
to say no to things I shouldn’t do and not feel
                                                          residents, developed afterschool activities for
pressured by friends if I choose not to go along with     latchkey children, and designed a curriculum to
them. I hope that this program is here for years to       teach peers how to make healthy decisions. These
come.                                                     are just a few of the ways young people can

                                                                                    Annual Report 2003           15
     make—and have made—a difference in their               site offers tips, information, and resources on sub-
     communities.                                           jects ranging from child safety to planning a suc-
                                                            cessful crime prevention project. The site also
     The Center for Youth as Resources (CYAR),              contains a special “Members only” section for
     founded by NCPC in 1995, serves as the head-           CPCA members. Last year,, received
     quarters for YAR, providing technical assistance       over three million page views.
     and training for the growing YAR program net-
     work, which currently comprises 75 sites in  ’s Milstein Child Safety Center con-
     urban, suburban, and rural communities in more         tinues to offer tips, activities, and stories about
     than 20 states as well as New Zealand.                 drug and violence prevention for children and
                                                            adults. The site remains popular, hosting more
     CYAR’s website,, provides further          than 1.7 million page views during the year. In
     details about CYAR and YAR activities and              2003, a complete redesign of the site was
     publications.                                          launched, and it includes games reinforcing
                                                            safety, more materials for parents and other care-
     There were 6.5 million page views of the NCPC
                                                            givers, and more topical areas for kids.
     websites (,, weprevent
     .org,, and in 2003.          The National Citizens’ Crime Prevention Campaign
                                                            website,, has information for
     Four of NCPC’s five websites (,             teens, adults, crime prevention practitioners, and,,, and       media professionals. The website hosted over one were redesigned last year. NCPC’s main       million page views last year and offered visitors
     website,, offers something for            background on media campaigns, publications that
     everyone. Whether you are searching for informa-       serve as response pieces to those campaigns,
     tion on our latest conference, purchasing a licensed   resources, information in Spanish, and more.
     product, downloading a new publication, or learn-      Viewers can view or listen to current PSAs simply
     ing more about McGruff, the website has it all. The    by visiting the site.

       Braca Benizry, Indianapolis, IN

       What kind of prevention work are you involved in? I serve as co-chairperson for the Marion
       County Youth as Resources Board. In my work, I have seen miracles—miracles of genuine smiles
       reflecting hope in the present and the future. These smiles come when a group of youth are funded
       by YAR. Those youth will occupy their time with structured, worthwhile tasks. Their beneficiaries
       will also be instilled with hope—hope in America’s youth, hope in America’s future. An end to
       crime can only come when we have an internal desire to be better; to strive for our best in terms
       of body, mind, spirit, and actions. This comes through in the hands-on projects YAR funds.

       How long have you been doing this work? I have been on the YAR Board since sixth grade. I am
       now a sophomore. In June I will begin to serve on the National YAR Board.

       How does NCPC help you do your work? NCPC and YAR help youth to participate in good pro-
       jects. They help youth and recognize that young people are the advocates, policymakers, movers,
       and shakers of today!

16            National Crime Prevention Council
The Teens, Crime, and the Community website,           crime prevention special-, hosted almost 90,000 page         ists distributed educational
views last year. The program’s website is split into   materials delivering crime
two sections, one for teens and one for adults. The    prevention messages. This
teen section includes information on what TCC          year, the main campaign
youth around the country are doing in their com-       messages focused on the
munities, a featured topic of the month, links,        prevention of victimiza-
crime facts, and tips on starting a Youth Safety       tion of Chilean children.
Club in the community. The adult section offers
tips, news, materials and resources, surveys, and      Fundación Paz Ciudadana
more.                                                  (FPC), in partnership with
                                                       many private business
The Center for Youth as Resources website,             sponsors (Almacenes Paris,, hosted nearly a quarter of a mil-        Farmacias Salcobrand, BilzPap, Banefe, Lider,
lion page views last year. The website offers visi-    ProArte Color, La Tercera), produced and dis-
tors background on service-learning, how YAR is        seminated Conoce a tus Vecinos (Meet your Neigh-
involved in juvenile justice, and more. To learn       bor) to every elementary school in Chile. The new
how to fund a YAR program in your community,           prevention guide encourages children and families
start your own YAR program, or contact other           to create safer communities. Another activity
YAR programs, drop by for a visit.                     within El Mes de la Paz Ciudadana 2003, was the
                                                       drawing contest “Por un Barrio Seguro” (For a Safer
                                                       Neighborhood). Fundación Paz Ciudadana invited
      Helping at Home and Abroad
                                                       children to express what they would like to change
NCPC staff met with 37 representatives                 in their own neighborhoods to stay and feel safer.
                                                       More than 15,000 children participated in the
from 24 foreign countries, including
Argentina, Columbia, Cyprus, Czech
Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala,                      During 2003, BBDO Chile and FPC continued their
Jamaica, Korea, Lithuania, New Zealand,                partnership for the development of new TV ads
                                                       promoting Don Graf and his important messages.
Peru, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Trinidad
and Tobago, and Zambia, to discuss
crime prevention strategies and effective                                                   Feedback
                                                                                          From the Field
organizational approaches. Visitors
ranged from prosecutors and heads of                                                  Letters to McGruff
law enforcement agencies to leaders in                                                and Scruff® serve as
drug prevention, youth services, and                                                  proof that children
health programs.                                                                      rely on the characters
                                                                                      for advice and
In October 2003, Chile celebrated El Mes de la Paz                                    support as they strive
Ciudadana (Crime Prevention Month). Don Graf, el                                      to live safe and
perro guardián®, the Chilean version of McGruff,                                      healthy lives. NCPC
toured the country, reaching children, parents, and
                                                                                      responds to their
educators from up and down the country. While
visiting schools, banks, stadiums, and parks, Don      needs by sending useful, age-appropriate
Graf together with the carabineros (police) and        educational materials.
                                                                                  Annual Report 2003           17
     NCPC continues its work with Fundación Paz            One ad shows two similar images of a teenage
     Ciudadana, a Chilean nonprofit organization, to        girl. The top image shows her talking on the
     adapt its crime prevention education know-how         phone in her bedroom, while the bottom image
     to Chile’s environment.                               shows her talking on the phone at a Teen Help
                                                           Hotline center. Radio PSAs use the game show
                             NCPC has created one of       format to demonstrate the many different ways
                             the most successful public    teens can volunteer in their communities.
                             service ad campaigns in
                             history, with almost $1       The PSAs direct teens to
                             billion in donated media      to find out how they can get involved in their
                             time and space since its      communities. A teen-specific database on the site
                             inception 24 years ago.       helps them find opportunities in their neighbor-
                             This year the National        hoods that interest them.
                             Citizens’ Crime Preven-
                             tion Campaign continued       A new Internet safety print campaign was
                             its award-winning public      launched to leverage McGruff’s popularity and
                             education messages. In        trustworthiness with children. The ads encourage
                             2003, NCPC began work         basic crime prevention steps to help protect chil-
     on a new United for a Stronger America teen           dren while they are on the Internet. A guide about
     campaign, “Volunteer: Do What You Like To Do,”        online safety was developed and made available
     to increase volunteering among teenagers to help      at The McGruff Internet safety
     build safer and stronger communities and, ulti-       campaign recently received top honors at the
     mately, a stronger America. This public service       International Mercury Awards for Excellence in
     advertising (PSA) from the National Crime Pre-        Professional Communication.
     vention Council, in partnership with USA Free-
     dom Corps, U.S. Department of Justice, and The        The National Youth Summit on Preventing
     Advertising Council, Inc., teaches uninvolved         Violence was held February 15–18, 2003, in Ana-
     teens that they can volunteer in their community      heim, California. Six hundred participants repre-
     simply by doing something they like to do.            senting 35 states and several countries attended
                                                           the conference—providing a national platform
     The campaign, which includes new television,          where young people could voice their opinions on
     radio, magazine, out-of-home, and web banner          reducing crime and violence in this country and
     PSAs, urges teens to volunteer in their communities   show the many ways they are helping.
     by showing them that activities they already enjoy
     can be turned into volunteering opportunities.        Young people and adults participated in
                                                           dynamic training sessions and youth-led round-
     Created pro-bono by Saatchi & Saatchi, the PSAs       table discussions on such issues as safe schools,
     show teenagers that volunteering can be fun and       technology crime, and community activism. The
     enjoyable while helping to make their communi-        wide-ranging, interactive selection of trainings
     ties safer and stronger. In one humorous televi-      and discussions was designed to help youth and
     sion spot, a football-watching teenage couch          adults strengthen crime prevention skills and
     potato learns that he can volunteer as a coach for    build effective partnerships for their work
     Pee Wee Football. By teaching the Pee Wee foot-       together in communities. During the roundtable
     ball players how to play, he is doing something       discussions, youth worked to develop policy rec-
     good for the community and also doing some-           ommendations, which were forwarded to the
     thing he enjoys at the same time. The new print       president and vice president of the United States,
     and out-of-home PSAs portray the same concept.        the U.S. attorney general, Office of Homeland

18            National Crime Prevention Council
Security, members of Congress, and state gover-      proofing program at their school. They surveyed
nors. Policy recommendations addressed issues        seventh graders about bullying, developed and
concerning terrorism, school safety, substance       presented a 90-minute bully-proofing seminar to
abuse, technology crime, and more.                   the seventh grade students, showed students a
                                                     movie about bullying and discussed the film,
The conference concluded with the Youth United       gave students brochures to take home to their
for a Stronger America march and rally, bringing     parents, and made recommendations for next
together 600 youth and adults. Marching together     year’s bully-proofing program.
in a show of strength and unity, participants pro-
moted tolerance and supported the building of        The Be Safe and Sound campaign, sponsored
communities across the nation.                       by NCPC, ASSA ABLOY, The Allstate Foundation,
                                                     the Security Industry Association, and Nextel
The conference was presented by NCPC with sup-       Communications,
port from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office   promotes a com-
of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.     prehensive ap-
                                                     proach to safety
                                                     and security in our
The Youth Safety Corps Project Implementation        nation’s schools.
Toolkit offers valuable information for Youth
Safety Corps (YSC) clubs on building teams,          Launched in Sep-
                                                     tember 2002 and
assessing school safety, and implementing
                                                     piloted in Ken-
effective projects. Topics in youth leadership       tucky and Penn-
skills and project ideas help YSC teams make a       sylvania, Be Safe
positive impact on school safety.                    and Sound com-
                                                     bines safety—pro-
                                                     grams, policies, and procedures—with security—
In 2003, Youth Safety Corps (YSC) became part        lights, locks, and alarms—to ensure a safer, more
of the Teens, Crime, and the Community pro-          secure school. A primary goal of the campaign is
gram. Youth Safety Corps provides youth with         mobilizing parents to advocate for enhanced
opportunities to address school safety issues and    safety and security at their child’s school. Be Safe
develop leadership skills. The youth and adults      and Sound continues to engage and educate par-
participating in YSC clubs receive training on       ents and other key figures about the need for safe
how to assess and analyze their school’s social      and secure school environments; provide objec-
and physical climate to identify areas of con-       tive and expert-based school safety and security
cern. The teams implement projects to address        principles; and promote safety and security prin-
these issues and then evaluate the impact of their   ciples to school administrators, school boards,
work. Youth Safety Corps clubs build upon the        and local government officials. Through the Care-
TCC curriculum, Community Works, by allowing         givers’ Guide to School Safety and Security; the
youth to continue their learning in crime pre-       School Safety and Security Toolkit: A Guide for
vention and expand their involvement in school       Parents, Schools, and Communities; and other
safety issues. Schools can also use Youth Safety     materials, parents learn ways to mobilize and
Corps as a starting point for identifying safety     work with school administrators to enhance
concerns and taking positive action to improve       safety and security at their child’s school.
the learning environment. This past spring the
YSC team at Winfield-Mt. Union Community
School in Winfield, IA, implemented a bully-

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National Crime Prevention Council
Working To Ensure America’s                           • Connecticut’s governor made crime preven-
Safety Through Public Policy                            tion a state priority when he signed the land-
                                                        mark Act Concerning Crime Prevention and
NCPC works to ensure America’s safety through           established a State Prevention Council in
public policy by collaborating with mayors, gov-        August 2001. The bill mandated a compre-
ernors, state legislators, judges, human services,      hensive prevention plan and increased fiscal
police chiefs, crime victims, and business leaders      accountability on prevention-focused expen-
to deliver the prevention message. Our Embed-           ditures throughout state government. A pro-
ding Prevention in State Policy and Practice Ini-       posed substitute bill introduced during the
tiative continues to challenge states to move from      2003 session also requires the council to make
a reactive to a proactive approach, and to shift        specific recommendations for developing cost-
their point of focus from corrections and prison        effective, research-based, early-intervention
planning to building vital communities that do          strategies to promote the health and well-being
not produce crime. By making front-end invest-          of children. Indicators of prevention efforts
ments now—in education, in young people, in             are provided in the bill and include such items
prevention—we avoid very expensive back-end
policies and expenses. NCPC partners with states        The embedding team activities during the first
to help make prevention policy and practice the         two years resulted in the following
preferred choice of local governments and com-
                                                        • Increased state capacity
The Embedding Initiative in the states of Arizona,
                                                        • Improved process for planning and
California, Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, and Ore-
gon continues to progress with varied approaches          implementing prevention
to embedding prevention.                                • Changed state structures responsible for
• Arizona’s embedding efforts continue to
                                                        • Enhanced prevention strategies
  operate under the guidance of the Arizona
  Prevention Resource Center, the catalyst for          • Increased resources for prevention
  the development of a prevention-focused               • Increased public support—Embedding Prevention
  website,, an inventory             in State Policy and Practice: Second Annual
  of prevention social indicators; a social mar-
                                                          Evaluation Report
  keting strategy; and technical assistance for
  community-based prevention providers.
• California, through its prevention champi-            as increasing the number of children partici-
  oning, multi-agency collaborative Shifting the        pating in afterschool programs and decreasing
  Focus, has developed a set of tools including a       the juvenile arrest rate. This substitute bill also
  training and technical assistance survey, a           requires the development of incentives to pro-
  guide and worksheet for methodology in policy         mote prevention policies. These incentives
  and practice, a template for a common Memo-           would allow agencies that successfully realize
  randum of Understanding, a set of recom-              budgetary savings through prevention policy
  mendations for joint Requests for Proposals, a        implementation the ability to retain savings
  draft set of community indicators, and an             realized as a flexible resource available to the
  infrastructure for an inventory of state violence     agency. Connecticut also passed the first state
  prevention and related programs. These tools          legislation to address homeland security con-
  can be found at          nected to the unique social, physical, and
  shiftindex.html.                                      emotional needs of children and youth. Con-

                                                                                 Annual Report 2003           21
       necticut continues to be a national leader in      • Oregon, known nationally for its community-
       the development of public education cam-             based prevention legislation (SB 555), is com-
       paigns and the recognition of social market-         mitted to its efforts to forge new opportunities
       ing as a vital mechanism to create public will       for collaboration among state government,
       to support prevention.                               counties, and local communities. State legisla-
     • Iowa has evolved into a national model for           tion passed in 2000 called for state agencies
       effective planning across systems for the            and local communities to work in partnership
       needs of youth on the continuum from juve-           to provide comprehensive, coordinated services
       nile crime prevention through juvenile sanc-         for children and families. Currently in the third
       tions. Iowa allocates funds to communities           phase of Oregon’s comprehensive planning and
       through a unique process of mixed funding            implementation, counties match strategies iden-
       that is combined from several federal and            tified in the plans with funding from state agen-
       state funding sources. As a result, the Buena        cies and programs that support community
       Vista/Crawford/Sac Counties’ School Liaison          efforts. These include the Oregon Commission
       Project grew over the year from 29 students to       on Children and Families, the Oregon Juvenile
       121, with a 48 percent reduction in discipli-        Crime Prevention Advisory Committee, the
       nary action, a 19 percent reduction in truancy,      Oregon Youth Authority, and the Oregon
       and a 25 percent improvement in grades.              Department of Human Services. In addition,
       Black Hawk County’s Youthful Offender                the Oregon Department of Human Services,
       Program reported that 70 percent of its partic-      Department of Education, Commission on
       ipating youth improved school attendance,            Children and Families, and the Senate Bill 555
       60 percent showed a reduction in discipline          Partnership held their annual prevention
       referrals, and 70 percent did not recidivate.        conference.
       Currently, the Iowa Collaboration for Youth
       Development offers “Advancing Youth Devel-         For more information on Embedding, visit www.
       opment” training and plans to continue to
       work with communities around this training
       to build capacity at the local level. Work also    This year also took us to Seattle, WA, to facilitate
       continues on training youth on leadership          the Washington State Summit on Law Enforce-
       skills.                                            ment and Culture Awareness. Numerous tragic
     • Kentucky has identified three crucial preven-       police shootings had begun to seriously under-
       tion goals around which all of its collaborative   mine police-community relations, and NCPC was
       work currently focuses: developing a statewide     called in to facilitate dialog and a long-term plan-
       comprehensive database on crime, violence,         ning process to address a call for institutional
       and substance abuse prevention; developing a       change. Attended by almost 150 law enforcement
       viable communication/public awareness plan;        officers, faith-based practitioners, and commu-
       and developing a campaign to promote state-        nity members, the summit helped build bridges
       wide support for the Embedding Initiative.         into minority communities and break down bar-
       Impressive embedding prevention infrastruc-        riers between law enforcement officers and resi-
       ture has emerged in this state including the       dents. The summit dealt with such issues as
       Kentucky Criminal Justice Council, the Ken-        reconciliation, trust, justice, leadership, and ser-
       tucky Crime Prevention Coalition, and the Ken-     vice. NCPC met with 32 groups and almost 200
       tucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy. A         people before the summit to make sure we heard
       Kentucky Methamphetamine Summit, spon-             and would focus on the issues that were of utmost
       sored by NCPC, bolstered the prevention work       importance to the community. By the end of the
       in this state and helped set in motion the state   summit, 75 recommendations were made, and a
       efforts to address substance abuse prevention.     working group was set up to oversee and monitor

22            National Crime Prevention Council
the process of putting these recommendations         increase the capacity and skills of national service
into action. The working group met monthly and       programs engaged in crime prevention and to
has moved to a committee structure to advocate       enhance the quality of supervision for programs
for policy changes in such areas as recruitment,     addressing environmental, educational, and
retention, training of police officers, and expan-   human needs issues. The benefits of this work are
sion of liaison work between civilians and police    exponential—participants in NCPC trainings
precincts.                                           return to their communities with the skills neces-
                                                     sary to increase local capacity to prevent crime.
Under a cooperative agreement with the Corpora-      More than 650 National Service supervisors and
tion for National and Community Service              managers received NCPC training in 2003, includ-
(CNCS), NCPC provides training and technical         ing trainers who in turn passed their knowledge
assistance to all streams of National Service—       and skills on to hundreds of others. Follow-up
AmeriCorps*State/National, AmeriCorps*VISTA,         technical assistance includes on-site visits, tele-
AmeriCorps*NCCC, Learn and Serve America, and        phone consultation, a special Web page, and
Senior Corps. This work addresses two distinct       periodic mailings. For more information, visit
areas—supervision and public safety. We work to

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National Crime Prevention Council
Report of Independent Auditors

Board of Directors
National Crime Prevention Council
Washington, DC

We have audited the accompanying balance sheet of National Crime Prevention Council
as of September 30, 2003, and the related statements of activities and cash flows for the
year then ended. These financial statements are the responsibility of the National Crime
Prevention Council’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these
financial statements based on our audit.

We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in
the United States of America. Those standards require that we plan and perform the
audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of
material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence
supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also
includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by
management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We
believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material
respects, the financial position of National Crime Prevention Council as of September
30, 2003, and the changes in its net assets and changes in its cash flows for the year
then ended, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United
States of America.

Dembo, Jones, Healy, Pennington & Marshall, P.C.
Rockville, Maryland
December 11, 2003

                                                                        Annual Report 2003   25
                                     BALANCE SHEET
                      For the Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2003

       Current Assets
        Cash and cash equivalents                                                $1,888,433
        Mutual funds                                                                151,154
        Accounts receivable:
           Federal grants                                                         1,545,233
           Other                                                                    355,689
                Total current assets                                              3,940,509
       Furniture and Equipment
         Furniture and equipment                                                    79,591
         Leasehold improvements                                                    143,286
          Accumulated depreciation and amortization                                106,677
       Security deposit                                                             41,432
                Total assets                                                     $4,098,141
     Liabilities and Net Assets
       Current Liabilities
         Accounts payable                                                         $474,227
         Deferred grant and other revenue:
            Federal                                                                 737,060
            Private                                                               1,464,590
         Accrued vacation                                                            97,650
                Total current liabilities                                         2,773,527
     Deposit                                                                          2,000
       Net Assets
         Unrestricted                                                             1,072,614
         Permanently restricted                                                     250,000
          Total net assets                                                        1,322,614
                Total liabilities and net assets                                 $4,098,141
     The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

26    National Crime Prevention Council
                                  STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES
                         For the Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2003

                                                           Unrestricted      Restricted         Total
Revenue and Support
  Federal cooperative agreements                $10,155,177                  $     —        $10,155,177
  Project support                                 3,040,214                        —          3,040,214
  Contributions, net of $100,000 match transfer   1,691,007                        —          1,691,007
  Licensing and educational products income,
     net of $400,000 match transfer                (118,620)                       —           (118,620)
  Consultation                                      261,773                        —            261,773
  Annual and Youth conferences                      193,727                        —            193,727
  Publication sales                                 170,660                        —            170,660
  Unrealized gain on investments                     21,157                        —             21,157
  Interest                                           14,349                        —             14,349
  Dues                                                9,550                        —              9,550
  Rental income                                       2,000                        —              2,000
  Total revenue and support                      15,440,994                        —         15,440,994
  Federal programs                                           10,155,177            —         10,155,177
  Non-governmental projects                                   3,040,214            —          3,040,214
  General program                                             1,811,698            —          1,811,698
  Fundraising                                                   348,757            —            348,757
  Licensing                                                     205,085            —            205,085
  Public relations                                               67,396            —             67,396
  Government relations                                           44,126            —             44,126

  Total expenses                                             15,672,453            —         15,672,453
Decrease in net assets                                         (231,459)           —            (231,459)
Net assets, beginning of year                                 1,304,073       250,000          1,554,073
Net assets, end of year                                      $1,072,614      $250,000        $1,322,614
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

                                                                                 Annual Report 2003         27
                              STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
                      For the Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2003

     Cash flows from operating activities:
       Decrease in net assets                                                     $(231,459)
       Adjustments to reconcile change in net assets to net
          cash provided by operating activities:
          Depreciation                                                               23,523
          Unrealized gain on investments                                            (21,157)
       (Increase) decrease in assets:
          Accounts receivable:
            Grant revenue—private                                                   253,489
            Federal grants                                                         (638,452)
            Other                                                                   (86,653)
       Increase (decrease) in liabilities:
          Accounts payable                                                          85,366
          Deferred grant and other revenue:
            Private                                                               1,279,073
            Federal                                                                 542,653
            Conference                                                                   —
          Accrued vacation                                                           (6,238)
     Deposits                                                                         2,000

     Net cash provided by operating activities                                     988,791
     Cash flows from investing activities:
       Purchase of mutual funds                                                      (1,360)
       Purchase of furniture and equipment                                           (3,592)
         Net cash used in investing activities                                       (4,952)
     Net increase in cash and cash equivalents                                    1,197,193
     Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of year                             691,240

     Cash and cash equivalents at the end of year                                $1,888,433
     The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

28    National Crime Prevention Council
Note 1. Organization and
Summary of Significant
Accounting Policies
                                                       Permanently restricted net assets—Net assets
                                                       subject to donor-imposed stipulations that they
                                                       be maintained permanently by NCPC. Generally,
                                                       the donors of these assets permit NCPC to use all
Organization                                           or part of the income earned on any related
                                                       investments for general or specific purposes.
The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)
began its operations October 1, 1982. The primary      Method of Accounting
purpose of NCPC is to enable people to prevent         The financial statements of NCPC have been
crime and to create safer and more caring              prepared on the accrual basis of accounting
communities. This is accomplished by identifying,      whereby income and expenses are recognized in
developing, and teaching methods of crime              the period in which they are earned or incurred.
prevention, providing tools to implement crime
prevention programs at state and local levels,         Use of Estimates
sustaining a network of people actively engaged
in crime prevention, providing facts and action        The preparation of financial statements in
strategies through a national media public             conformity with generally accepted accounting
education campaign, the publication of a wide          principles requires management to make esti-
range of materials and the administration of           mates and assumptions that affect the reported
demonstration programs, which serve as a labo-         amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of
ratory for learning. The majority of the funding       contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the
for the Council comes from cooperative grants          financial statements and the reported amounts of
with the U.S. Department of Justice.                   revenues and expenses during the reporting
                                                       period. Actual results could differ from those
Basis of Presentation                                  estimates.

The accompanying financial statements have              Cash and Cash Equivalents
been prepared on the accrual basis of accounting
in accordance with generally accepted accounting       Cash and cash equivalents are defined as all cash
principles. Net assets and revenues, expenses,         and liquid investments with original maturities of
gains, and losses are classified based on the exis-     no more than three months. NCPC maintains cash
tence or absence of donor-imposed restrictions.        balances that may exceed federally insured limits.
Accordingly, net assets of NCPC and changes            NCPC does not believe that this results in any
therein are classified and reported as follows:         significant credit risk.

Unrestricted net assets—Net assets that are not        Furniture and Equipment
subject to donor-imposed stipulations.                 Furniture and equipment having a cost of $1,000
                                                       or more and a useful life of more than one year
Temporarily restricted net assets—Net assets           are capitalized and stated at cost in the financial
subject to donor-imposed stipulations that may or      statements unless the furniture and equipment are
will be met, either by actions of NCPC and/or the      purchased with government funds, in which case
passage of time. When a restriction expires,           the cost is charged directly to the appropriate
temporarily restricted net assets are reclassified to   agreement in the year of purchase. Depreciation
unrestricted net assets and reported in the            is calculated on a straight-line basis over the
statement of activities as net assets released from    estimated useful lives of the assets ranging from
restrictions.                                          three to ten years.

                                                                                 Annual Report 2003           29
     Investments                                          The production and sale of McGruff educational
                                                          products accomplishes two major goals of the
     NCPC reports investments at their fair market
                                                          McGruff campaign: the expansion of McGruff’s
     values, in accordance with SFAS No.124. Invest-
                                                          crime prevention message to the largest possible
     ments are composed of mutual funds. The cost
                                                          number of people and the generation of revenues
     basis of investments at September 30, 2003, was
                                                          to pay for the public service advertising campaign
     $225,086, and the fair market value was $151,154.
                                                          and federal matching requirements. Most
     The unrealized gain was $21,157 in the current
                                                          licensees pay royalties to NCPC equal to 6 percent
                                                          to 10 percent of adjusted gross sales.

     Expense Allocations
                                                          NCPC also produces and distributes educational
     The costs of providing various programs and          products directly through its Specialty Products
     other activities have been summarized on a func-     Division (SPD) (Note 4). All of these products
     tional basis in the statement of activities and in   feature the character McGruff and the slogan
     the accompanying schedules. Expenses that can        “Take a Bite Out of Crime” or additional educa-
     be identified with a specific program and support      tional messages.
     service are charged directly according to their
     natural expenditure classification. Indirect costs
     common to several functions have been allocated
     on the basis of total salaries and fringe benefits.
                                                          Note 3. Pension Plan

                                                          NCPC has a defined contribution pension plan
                                                          funded through individual contracts with an insur-
     Income Taxes                                         ance company. All employees are eligible to partic-
     NCPC qualifies as a tax-exempt organization           ipate. NCPC is required by the Board of Directors to
     under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue      contribute, depending upon length of service, from
     Code and applicable state tax regulations. No pro-   2 percent to 6 percent of eligible employees’ salaries
     vision for income taxes is reflected in the accom-    to the plan each year. In addition, employees may
     panying financial statements, as there are no         make voluntary contributions to the plan. After one
     items of unrelated business income.                  year of service, NCPC will match employee contri-
                                                          butions up to an additional 6 percent of salary for
     Publication Revenue and Costs                        a maximum contribution by NCPC of 12 percent of
                                                          eligible salaries. Employees are always 100 percent
     Publication revenue is allocated to federal and      vested in their voluntary contributions and become
     private sources based on the relative value of       100 percent vested in the employer contributions
     items sold during the year between those funded      after three years of service. Pension plan expenses
     by federal and private sources. Inventory of non-    charged to operations were $297,078 for the year
     government funded publications has been deter-       ended September 30, 2003.
     mined to be immaterial by management and,
     therefore, inventory has not been recorded in the
     accompanying balance sheet.
                                                      4   Note 4. Commitments

     Note 2. Licensing and
     Educational Products Income

     NCPC derives royalty income from the license of
                                                          Office Lease
                                                          NCPC is a sublessee of 17,801 square feet of office
                                                          space from One Thousand Connecticut Avenue
                                                          Associates. The lease began March 1, 2000, and
     the McGruff character and slogan from com-           continues ten years ending on the last day of
     panies that produce and market McGruff crime         February 2010. Future minimum lease payments
     prevention and drug abuse educational products.      are as follows:

30            National Crime Prevention Council
     2004                         $690,957           Match required by the
     2005                           716,112            agreement                               $500,000
     2006                           742,985          Reduced by:
     2007                           772,697            Transfer from contributions             (100,000)
     2008                           803,607            Transfer from licensing fund            (400,000)
     Thereafter                   1,207,413
                                                         Unfunded match                        $      —

Rent expense for the year ended September 30,
2003, was $674,314.

Operating Licenses and
                                                     Note 6. Licensing Fund

                                                     The Board has segregated the financial results
                                                     from the licensing programs into a separate fund
Maintenance Agreements
                                                     within the unrestricted net assets. The activity in
NCPC pays approximately $5,000 per month             the fund for the year ended September 30, 2003,
under several operating leases and maintenance       was as follows:
agreements that expire at various times through
September 2004.                                      Balance, beginning of year (deficit)      $(232,306)
                                                     Total revenue                               452,040
Specialty Products Agency                            Less: Transfer for federal match          (400,000)
Agreements                                           Expenses                                  (205,085)
NCPC entered into an agency agreement with a         Balance, end of year (deficit)            $(385,351)

manufacturing and distribution company (the
Company) on behalf of its Specialty Products
                                                     Note 7. Donated Media Support
Division (SPD) (Note 2). Under the terms of the
agreement, NCPC is obligated to pay 75 percent of
                                                     The National Citizens’ Crime Prevention Cam-
the gross sales price of products that are manu-
                                                     paign is one of the most successful public service
factured and distributed by the Company or any
                                                     efforts in the industry. In 2003, the campaign
other distributor. For products that are manu-
                                                     received more than $91.2 million in donated
factured and distributed exclusively by the
                                                     media support. This figure is more than three
Company, NCPC is obligated to pay 90 percent of
                                                     times the national average of PSA campaigns that
the gross sales price plus amounts charged for
                                                     generate $30 million a year in donated adver-
shipping, artwork, plates, and other miscellaneous
                                                     tising. Additionally, in the period between
charges. The agreement may be terminated by
                                                     1998–2001, the campaign experienced record-
NCPC for cause after thirty days notice or by
                                                     breaking years of more than $375 million in
either party after sixty days notice.
                                                     donated media support. It is through good stew-

                                                     ardship and partnership with the U.S. Department
Note 5. Match Requirements                           of Justice, The Advertising Council, and the Crime
                                                     Prevention Coalition of America that we have
As part of a cooperative agreement with the          elevated the campaign to one of the most
Department of Justice, NCPC is required to           sustained and successful in public service
provide matching funds on the National Citizens’     advertising efforts in the industry. These dona-
Crime Prevention Campaign (Core) Agreement           tions are not reflected in the accompanying
each year. NCPC has met its obligation for the       financial statements but indicate the tremendous
year ended September 30, 2003, as follows:           financial benefits obtained from the partnership.

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National Crime Prevention Council
The generosity of many—individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies—continues
to help the National Crime Prevention Council provide first-rate services to communities nationwide.
We are profoundly grateful for the continuous support of our donors, including our Board of Directors.

                                      Individual Contributors
Jean D. Adnopoz                       Darryl Jones, Sr.                     Issa Nazzal
Judith C. Berry                       Suryaram and Sushila Joshi            Jean O’Neil
Jonathan Bouchard                     Robert P. Keim                        Steven E. Parker
John P. Box                           Theresa Kelly                         Gordon A. Raley
Sammy Cabrales                        Norman Kinsey                         Nathaniel E. Robinson
John A. Calhoun                       Loukas Konstantinidis                 Mary Ann Rothman
Melisa Cleland                        Kara Leflame                           Frank C. Siciliano
Adrienne Cleveland                    David and Yolanda Lerner              Kathy Slebioda
John Darnstadter                      Stacey Lindley                        Sara Smith
David A. Dean                         LeAnn Logue                           Elizabeth Steger
Robert F. Diegelman                   Anthony Lorenzo                       Carmelita Strong
Jan Epstein                           Elizabeth G. Marchant                 William Tanner
Tiffany Frazier                       Robert A. Marchese                    Anastasia Thermos
S. Murray Gaylord                     M. Brian McCarthy                     T.M. Tubbs
Kevin Grady                           Stephanie McGhee-Ross                 Nell Watson Stewart
Dorotea Guzman                        Janet McGillivray                     Beverly Watts Davis
Mindy Hargis                          J. Ben Miller                         Mary P. Whyte
Carole Hillard                        Edward L. Milstein                    David Wolfgram
Tiffany Hollister                     Helen Hill Minsker                    Michael L. Wood

                          Corporations and Corporate Foundations
ADT Security Services, Inc.           GE Interlogix, Inc.                   Pacific Institute for Research and
The Allstate Foundation               Gorell Enterprises, Inc.
                                                                            SafeSchool Solutions
Allstate Insurance Company            Helena-West Helena Junior Auxiliary
                                                                            Security Industry Association
ASSA ABLOY, Inc.                      Honeywell Foundation
                                                                            Tee’s Plus
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation   ICMA
                                                                            United Way of Utah County
CHP International                     Intrado, Inc.
                                                                            World Bank Community Connections
Education Networks of America         MBNA
                                                                            Yahoo! Inc.
Ella J. Baker House                   Medeco Security Locks, Inc.
Fellowes Manufacturing Company        National Association of SAVE, Inc.

                                        Private Foundations
Ann Loeb Bronfman Foundation          Edith C. Blum Foundation              Mary Ann Bertles Stewart Charitable
                                                                              Lead Unitrust
The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Inc.   Florence V. Burden Foundation
                                                                            Maurice Robinson Fund
The Atlantic Philanthropies           Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation
                                                                            Milstein Family Foundation
Brualdi Family Foundation             Leonard and Laurie Charitable
                                         Foundation                         The Pew Charitable Trusts
Dillon Foundation
                                      Lilly Endowment, Inc.                 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Dula Educational and Charitable
   Foundation                                                               Thomas and Joann Adler Foundation

                                                                                         Annual Report 2003       33
     Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of   Executive Office of Weed and Seed,           Office of Refugee Resettlement, U.S.
        Justice Programs, U.S. Department         U.S. Department of Justice                   Department of Health and Human
        of Justice                                                                             Services
                                               Office of Juvenile Justice and
     Corporation for National and                 Delinquency Prevention, Office of         U.S. Department of Education
        Community Service                         Justice Programs, U.S. Department
                                                  of Justice
     Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S.
        Department of Justice


                                                        National Crime Prevention Council

                                                    Board of Directors
     Executive Committee                       Mrs. Potter Stewart                          Mr. Reggie Robinson
     Chairman                                    Civic Leader                                  President and CEO
     Mr. U.J. Brualdi, Jr.                       Washington, DC                                Kansas Board of Regents
        Retired President and CEO                                                              Topeka, Kansas
        ADT Security Services, Inc.                                                         Ms. Nell Watson Stewart
        Longboat Key, Florida                  Mr. Thomas W. Adler                            President
                                                  Chairman                                    Stewart’s Unlimited, Inc.
     Executive Vice Chairman                      PSF Management Company
                                                                                              Greenville, South Carolina
     Mrs. Mary P. Whyte                           Cleveland, Ohio
        Civic Leader                                                                        Mr. Clas Thelin
                                               Mr. Ordway P. Burden
        Greenwich, Connecticut                                                                 President and CEO
                                                  President and Director
                                                                                               ASSA ABLOY
                                                  Law Enforcement Assistance
     Secretary                                                                                 North America, Inc.
     Mr. Robert F. Diegelman                      New York, New York                           New Haven, Connecticut
        Civic Leader
                                               Mr. S. Murray Gaylord                        Ms. Beverly Watts Davis
        McLean, Virginia
                                                  Vice President, Brand Marketing             Director
     Treasurer/Finance                            Yahoo! Inc.                                 Center for Substance Abuse
     Mr. John P. Box                              Sunnyvale, California                          Prevention
        President                                                                             Rockville, Maryland
                                               Mrs. Carole Hillard
        Frederick Ross Company
                                                 Lieutenant Governor                        Advisory Directors
        Denver, Colorado                         Office of the Lieutenant Governor
                                                 Pierre, South Dakota                       Mr. Rudy M. Beserra
     Mr. Edward L. Milstein                                                                    Vice President
        Co-chairman                            Mr. M. Brian McCarthy                           Corporate Latin Affairs
        Milstein Brothers Capital Partners        President and Chief Operating                The Coca-Cola Company
        New York, New York                        Officer                                      Atlanta, Georgia
     Ms. Jean D. Adnopoz                          InterlogiX
                                                  Scottsdale, Arizona                       Mr. William F. May, Chairman and CEO
       Associate Professor
                                                                                               Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island
       Child Study Center                      Mr. J. Ben Miller                                  Foundation
       Yale University School of Medicine         President                                    New York, New York
       New Haven, Connecticut                     Benjamin Financial Services
                                                  St. Louis, Missouri                       President and Chief Executive
     Mr. David A. Dean, Esq.
        CEO                                                                                   Officer
                                               Mr. Leonard H. Roberts
        Dean International, Inc.                  Chairman, President and CEO               Mr. John A. Calhoun
        Dallas, Texas                             RadioShack Corporation                       National Crime Prevention Council
                                                  Fort Worth, Texas                            Washington, DC
     Mr. Michael F. Snyder
        President                              Mr. Nathaniel E. Robinson
        ADT Security Services, Inc.               Senior Advisor to the President
        Boca Raton, Florida                       Wisconsin Technical College System
                                                    Foundation, Inc.
                                                  Madison, Wisconsin
34              National Crime Prevention Council
Staff                             Dominish, Megan                       Finance
                                  Fry, Layla                            Barnes, LaShawn Kimberly
                                  Hamel, Patricia                       Hall, Shateara
Calhoun, John A.
                                  Hinton, Kim                           Jones, Robin
Copple, James
                                  Johnson, Ryan                         Marchant, Elizabeth
Edwards, Steven W.
                                  Kelly, Terri                          Outlaw, Rosetta
Gibson, Venita
                                  Morey, Marilyn                        Washington, Peggy D.
Jones, Darryl, Sr.
                                  Palacio, Monica                       Watson, Karen
Lybbert, Lisa
                                  Sharp, Meghan
Rice, George
                                  Stanchfield, Thomas                    Human Resources
                                  Wood, Michael                         Banks, Vernell
Center for Faith and Service
                                                                        Logue, LeAnn
Coletrane, Sarita
                                  Community, Children, and Youth        Steger, Elizabeth
Copple, Colleen Kay
                                  Alexander, Joselle
Madrid, Maria
                                  Bassett-Lance, Marilyn                Media Campaigns
Richards, Suzanne
                                  Bey, Patrice                          Boykins, Michelle
Scott, Mark
                                  Corle, Sharron                        Clarke, Tiffany
Thimmesch, Carley
                                  De Filippo, Armand J.                 Post, Todd
                                  Goode, Sarah
Center for Youth as Resources     Jackson, Lori
Aho, Marissa                                                            Development
                                  Jwanmery, Marouf                      Hargis, Mindy
Butcher, Shuan                    Lester, Nicole
Danziger, Carla                   Mohamed, Farah
Myers, Christa                                                          Publications and Information Services
                                  Romasco, Rachel
Sandoval, Jessica                                                       Barnes, Caroline
                                  Rosiak, John
Von Fange, Michelle                                                     DeMenno, Rosemary
                                  Whittle, Caroline
Wilcox, Jodie                                                           Downie, Julie
                                                                        Howard, Will
                                  Conferences, Licensing, and Support   Hunt, Susan
Coalition, Law Enforcement, and      Services
   Training                                                             Kinkel, Brien
                                  Boone, Deborah                        Kirby, Judy
Aguilar, Azalea                   Mendelsohn, Bruce
Aitchison, Robb                                                         McGhee-Ross, Stephanie
                                  Snyder, Brian                         Scott, Erick
Coates, Robert                    Steele, Brian
Cook, Kimberly                                                          Townes, Bjorn
                                  Warren, Faye
Cutler, Arthur
Dalferes, Kim                                                           Research and Evaluation
                                                                        O’Neil, Jean

                                                                                  Annual Report 2003            35
     NCPC’s family of licensees manufactures, promotes, and sells more than 800 different McGruff and
     Scruff educational licensed products and programs. Each company is carefully selected and screened.
     The products developed help NCPC achieve its mission by reinforcing important crime prevention mes-
     sages. Most of the products can be personalized with a sponsor’s name, logo, contact information, and
     message. McGruff products increase the effectiveness of crime prevention activities by giving partici-
     pants tangible and long-lasting reminders of McGruff and Scruff’s important messages. Investing in
     licensed products generates valuable royalties, which are used to match the federal grant and help fund
     the agency’s National Citizens’ Crime Prevention Campaign. NCPC wishes to acknowledge the contri-
     butions of the following licensed companies:

     AIMS Multimedia                                                  JII Promotions
     Boerner, Inc.                                                    McGruff Specialty Products Office
     BoomerangIt, Inc./National Bike Registry/McGruff ID              Northern Products, Inc.
                                                                      Printmark Industries, Inc./The Reflectory
     Brodin Studios, Inc.
                                                                      Robotronics, Inc.
     Century Marketing Group
                                                                      RODOG Production, Inc.
     Create-A-Book, Inc.
                                                                      Signs and Shapes International
     Ellison Educational Equipment, Inc.
                                                                      Stoffel Seals Corporation
                                                                      Tee’s Plus
     JAM Communications, Inc.

                                 Crime Prevention Coalition of America
     National Member Organizations             General Services Administration            National Association of Police Athletic
     AARP                                      Girl Scouts of the USA
                                                                                          National Association of Town Watch
     The Advertising Council, Inc.             Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
                                                                                          National Center for Victims of Crime
     American Crime Prevention                 International Association of Campus
       Association                                Law Enforcement Administrators          National Council of La Raza
     American Probation and Parole             International Association of Chiefs of     National Council on Crime and
       Association                                Police                                     Delinquency
     American School Counselors’               International Association of Directors     National Crime Prevention Council
       Association                                for Law Enforcement Standards and
                                                                                          National Crime Prevention Institute
     American Society for Industrial
                                                                                          National Criminal Justice Association
       Security                                International City/County Management
                                                  Association                             National District Attorneys’ Association
     ASSA ABLOY Group
                                               International Society of Crime             National Exchange Club
     Boy Scouts of America
                                                  Prevention Practitioners                National Family Partnership
     Boys & Girls Clubs of America
                                               International Union of Police              National Governors’ Association
     Bureau of Justice Assistance                 Associations
                                                                                          National Institute of Justice
     Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of         National 4-H Council
       America                                                                            National League of Cities
                                               National Association of Attorneys
     Corporation for National and                 General                                 National Network for Youth
        Community Service                                                                 National Organization for Weed and
                                               National Association of Broadcasters
     Drug Enforcement Administration                                                         Seed
                                               National Association of Counties
     Federal Bureau of Investigation                                                      National Organization of Black Law
                                               National Association of Elementary            Enforcement Executives
     General Federation of Women’s Clubs          School Principals

36              National Crime Prevention Council
National Peer Helpers Association        Idaho Crime Prevention Association       New York State Division of Criminal
                                                                                    Justice Services
National Recreation and Park             Idaho State Police
   Association                                                                    North Carolina Crime Prevention
                                         Illinois Attorney General’s Office
National Sheriffs’ Association
                                         Illinois Crime Prevention Association
                                                                                  North Carolina Department of Crime
National Shooting Sports Foundation
                                         Indiana Attorney General’s Office          Control and Public Safety
National Urban League, Inc.
                                         Indiana Crime Prevention Coalition       North Dakota Office of the Attorney
The Non-Violence Project                                                            General
                                         Iowa Crime Prevention Association
Office for Victims of Crime                                                       Ohio Crime Prevention Association
                                         Iowa Department of Public Safety
Office of Justice Programs                                                        Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services
                                         Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Office of Juvenile Justice and                                                    Oklahoma Criminal Justice Resource
                                         Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition
   Delinquency Prevention                                                            Center
                                         Kentucky Office of the Attorney
Police Executive Research Forum                                                   Crime Prevention Association of
U.S. Conference of Mayors                                                            Oregon
                                         Louisiana Community Policing Institute
U.S. Department of Air Force                                                      Oregon Department of Public Safety
                                         Maryland Community Crime                    Standards and Training
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest     Prevention Institute
   Service                                                                        Crime Prevention Association of
                                         Maryland Crime Prevention                   Western Pennsylvania
U.S. Department of Army                    Association
                                                                                  Pennsylvania Commission on Crime
U.S. Department of Navy                  Massachusetts Criminal Justice              and Delinquency
                                           Training Council
U.S. Marine Corps                                                                 Pennsylvania Crime Prevention Officers
                                         Crime Prevention Association of
U.S. Postal Inspection Service                                                    Rhode Island Crime Prevention
State Member Organizations               Minnesota Crime Prevention
                                           Association                            Rhode Island Justice Commission
Alabama Crime Prevention
   Clearinghouse                         Minnesota Office of Drug Policy and      Texas Crime Prevention Association
                                           Violence Prevention                    Texas Governor’s Office, Criminal
Arizona Crime Prevention Association
                                         Mississippi Crime Prevention                Justice Division
Arkansas Crime Information Center
                                            Association                           Utah Council for Crime Prevention
California Attorney General’s Office
                                         Mississippi Division of Public Safety    Vermont State Police
California Crime Prevention Officers’       Planning
   Association                                                                    Virginia Crime Prevention Association
                                         Missouri Crime Prevention Association
California Department of Alcohol and                                              Virginia Department of Criminal
                                         Missouri Department of Public Safety        Justice Services
   Drug Programs
                                         Nebraska Crime Prevention Association    Washington Crime Prevention
California Governor’s Office of
   Criminal Justice Planning             Nevada Office of the Attorney General      Association

Colorado Crime Prevention Association    New England Community-Police             Washington State Attorney General’s
                                           Partnership                              Office
Crime Prevention Association of
   Connecticut                           New Jersey Commission to Deter           West Virginia Office of Community
                                           Criminal Activity                        Policing
Florida Bureau of Criminal Justice
   Programs                              New Jersey Crime Prevention Officers     Wisconsin Crime Prevention
                                           Association                              Practitioners Association, Inc.
Florida Crime Prevention Association
                                         New Jersey Department of Law and         Wisconsin Department of Justice
Georgia Crime Prevention Association
                                           Public Safety                          Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance
Georgia Department of Community
                                         New Mexico Crime Prevention              Wisconsin Technical College System
                                           Association                              Board
Hawaii Department of the Attorney
                                         New York State Crime Prevention

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National Crime Prevention Council
With a Little Help                                     more about crime and take action to do some-
From Our Friends                                       thing about it, and, in turn, NCPC has refreshed
                                                       itself and learned from them. Key collaborators in
Cooperative Agreements                                 2003 included

NCPC thanks those at the Bureau of Justice             • the Crime Prevention Coalition of America, a
Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S.             group of national, state, and community-based
Department of Justice, who have been unflag-              organizations dedicated to spurring increased
ging supporters of our work. BJA and NCPC                community and individual action, making pre-
jointly craft the year’s work, which broadens and        vention both a grassroots community move-
deepens the impact of our activities. BJA support        ment and a national priority. The Coalition
also helps us leverage other resources, both pub-        sponsors the National Citizens’ Crime Preven-
lic and private.                                         tion Campaign, a 24-year run of public service
                                                         education media and material featuring power-
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency           ful crime prevention messages. Through thou-
Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs,          sands of television and radio stations, transit
U.S. Department of Justice, is a primary funder          agencies, billboards, newspapers, and maga-
of our Teens, Crime, and the Community program           zines across the country, these messages reach
and works in partnership with NCPC to foster             huge numbers of children, teens, and adults.
communication and collaboration among a vari-            NCPC’s other partners in this effort include
ety of youth-serving organizations through the           BJA; The Advertising Council, Inc.; Plowshare
National Youth Network.                                  Group; and the advertising firm Saatchi &
Under a cooperative agreement with the Corpora-        • DEA sponsored the Methamphetamine Summits.
tion for National and Community Service,               • Office of Community Oriented Policing Ser-
NCPC, in collaboration with CHP International,           vices awarded a grant to NCPC to sponsor the
Inc., provides training and technical assistance to      Midwest Governors’ Conference Summit on
all streams of National Service—AmeriCorps               Methamphetamine. This event was organized
State/National, AmeriCorps*VISTA, AmeriCorps*            in partnership with DEA and a team made up
NCCC, Learn and Serve America, and Senior                from the 13 participating states.
Corps.                                                 • U.S. Department of Education funded Youth
                                                         Safety Corps, a program that seeks to create
NCPC thanks the Office of Refugee Resettlement           safer middle and high schools so that children
for its financial support over the past ten years         can concentrate on learning.
and its continuing support for Outreach to New         • the Executive Office of Weed and Seed
Americans in building refugee-law enforcement            enlisted NCPC’s help with bringing the bur-
partnerships across the country. NCPC is also            geoning numbers of Weed and Seed sites into
grateful to the Bureau of Justice Assistance for the     closer communication with each other.
role it has played in the development of this pro-     • the Milstein Family Foundation funded
gram, which has reached out to communities all ’s Milstein Child Safety Center to
over the country.                                        offer tips, activities, and stories about drug and
                                                         violence prevention for children and adults.
                                                       • The Advertising Council, Inc., has been the
Partners in Prevention
                                                         leading producer of public service communica-
By working in partnership with others at the             tion programs in the United States since 1942.
national, state, and local levels, NCPC has helped       The Ad Council supports campaigns that bene-
people in all kinds of communities understand            fit children, families, and communities. The Ad

                                                                                 Annual Report 2003           39
       Council has partnered with the National Citi-      • The Allstate Foundation has collaborated with
       zens’ Crime Prevention Campaign for 24 years,        NCPC for more than ten years, and we are hon-
       generating strong, measurable results.               ored to be designated one of the foundation’s
     • Saatchi & Saatchi, one of the world’s leading        national partners. For more than a decade, we
       advertising firms, has a blue chip list of multi-     have worked on numerous initiatives, includ-
       national clients that includes many of the           ing The Law and You program, which engages
       world’s top 100 advertisers. Saatchi & Saatchi       youth and law enforcement in a dialog con-
       has also served as NCPC’s volunteer ad agency        cerning their interactions with one another,
       for the National Citizens’ Crime Prevention          and the Be Safe and Sound campaign, which
       Campaign public service advertising, featuring       empowers parents and caregivers to work with
       McGruff the Crime Dog, Scruff, and the “Take         school administrators to enhance school safety.
       A Bite Out Of Crime” slogan since its inception    • the companies licensed to produce and distrib-
       in 1978. Saatchi & Saatchi has been the key          ute educational products featuring McGruff the
       creative force in producing many of our award-       Crime Dog and his nephew Scruff. Proceeds
       winning public education messages.                   from these products, which include trick-or-
     • the corporate sector, which provides critical        treat bags, coloring books, stickers, fingerprint-
       support for our work. Some of our valued part-       ing kits, and a variety of others, help finance
       ners include ASSA ABLOY; Fellowes, Inc.;             the National Citizens’ Crime Prevention Cam-
       Gorell Enterprises, Inc.; Medeco High Security       paign’s public service advertising.
       Locks Inc.; and Security Industry Association,     • FY03 sponsors of the Embedding Prevention in
       along with those noted in the “Contributors”         State Policy and Practice initiative include
       section of this report. These partnerships,          Annie E. Casey Foundation; Robert Wood
       through the sponsorship of projects and the          Johnson Foundation; Florence V. Burden
       development of strategic and innovative pro-         Foundation; and the Office of Justice Pro-
       grams, help us fulfill our mission.                   grams, U.S. Department of Justice.
     • ADT Security Services, Inc., NCPC’s most           • international groups, including the Interna-
       faithful and longest standing corporate partner,     tional Center for the Prevention of Crime,
       has collaborated with NCPC on numerous proj-         provide an opportunity for NCPC to contribute
       ects including the Crime Prevention Month Kit,       to and learn about crime prevention worldwide.
       the United for a Stronger America campaign,
       and the Awards of Excellence in Crime Preven-
       tion program.

40            National Crime Prevention Council
Annual Report 2003

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