School-Based Crime Prevention Programs

By M-Power

School-based crime prevention programs can be enormously effective and I’ll give you a few reasons why that is the case. ‘Twas a dangerous cliff, as they freely confessed, Though to walk near its crest was so pleasant. But over its terrible edge there had slipped A duke and full many a peasant. So the people said something would have to be done, But their projects did not at all tally, Some said, ‘ Put a fence ’round the edge of the cliff’; Some, ‘An ambulance down in the valley.’ This is the beginning of a poem that was written over 100 years ago about prevention and how effective it is to prevent people from falling off of the cliff instead of just having an ambulance down in the valley. I’ll share the rest of the poem with you at the end of the article. I’m a member of the board

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