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National Crime Prevention Council

The National Crime Prevention Council’s (NCPC) mission is to be the nation's leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime.

The NCPC strategic plan for 2007 through 2011 is centered on four goals: protect children and youth; partner with government and law enforcement to prevent crime; promote crime prevention and personal safety basics; and respond to emerging crime trends. NCPC publishes books, kits of camera-ready program materials, and informational and policy reports on a variety of crime prevention and community-building subjects and hosts two websites that offer crime prevention information for adults and children. NCPC offers training, technical assistance, and a national focus for crime prevention. It acts as secretariat for the Crime Prevention Coalition of America.

NCPC also sponsors the National Crime Prevention Association, an individual membership association to promote resources and career development to crime prevention practitioners. It operates demonstration programs in schools, neighborhoods, and entire jurisdictions and takes a major leadership role in youth crime prevention and youth service. NCPC manages the McGruff "Take A Bite Out Of Crime" public service advertising campaign.

Learn more by visiting www.ncpc.org.