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Subject: LCSH

Youth at risk (Social sciences)


Criminology and Criminal Justice


‘Communities That Care’ (CTC) is a research-based operating system designed to help communities identify and reduce risk factors, enhance protective factors, and prevent a number of adolescent problem behaviors, including delinquency, violence, substance abuse, school drop-out, and teen pregnancy. Indiana, PA, is one of approximately 125 communities throughout Pennsylvania that have chosen to use the CTC approach to promote the positive development of children and youth in the local area. This paper presents an initial review of Indiana Area CTC, in terms of the planning and implementation efforts that have taken place during the past five years.


This is the authors' accepted version of the article appearing in Crime Prevention and Community Safety. The final publication is available at Springer via



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Myers, D.L & Michael Arter. (2005). Evaluating the Implementation of Indiana Area Communities That Care®. Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 7(1), 43-52.