Towards Sustainability

Sustainability – or keeping activities going long enough to see successful change - is an aspect that needs to be considered when choosing a crime prevention program for implementation. Not all successful programs have the same likelihood of being incorporated into existing systems or of receiving sustainable funding. Consideration needs to be given to whether a program could be maintained and included in the organization's structure when pilot project funding ends. Some programs may fit into organizational structures more easily than others. The cost of the program, while not the only variable, is an important factor since programs requiring a major financial investment tend to be more difficult to sustain.

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