National Network on Preventing Crime in the Black Community


Florida Consortium of Urban Leagues', Crime Prevention Initiatives

The Florida Consortium of Urban League Affiliates

developed two innovative programs targeted toward proactive strategies designed to impact juvenile crimes and crime prevention in the Black community. These programs are operating in eight (8) major cities throughout Florida. The cities are: Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach.

The Youth Crime Prevention Programs were created to serve as a deterrent to youths who are at-risk of embarking on a life of crime. These activities include: advisory committees, community bridge building, teen summits, parenting skills training, tutoring, employability skills training/job placement services, first-time offender programs, at-risk children program, young crime victims and their families program, school dropouts, teen pregnancy prevention and male responsibility awareness, and rites of passage--both male and female components.

The Black-on-Black Crime Prevention Program is a public awareness and education effort to motivate the Black community to support, promote and participate in crime prevention programs and activities. These activities include: a crime prevention campaign, security surveys, law enforcement meetings, task forces, community-based youth clubs, community/church/school activities, law enforcement and community-wide events, crime prevention run and festival in the park, and co-sponsorship and exhibition at the national conference on preventing crime in the Black community.

Contact Information:

Lead Affiliate
Urban League of Broward County
Dr. Germaine Smith-Baugh
President and CEO
11 Northwest 36th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311-8330
(954) 584-0777