Communities That Care has been developed in the United States and was adapted in several European countries. We expect that adapting CTC from the U.S. is only in part adapting it to specific national conditions, but at the same time (maybe even more) adapting it to European conditions.
Knowledge about the challenges and the possible adjustments to the specific context of diverse countries needs to be brought together and analysed for the implications for community-based, coalition-driven prevention efforts.
The EU-funded project “Making CTC work at the European level (1/2013 – 12/2015) was aimed to facilitate the implementation of the CTC-system in every European country.
Therefore we defined the challenges and levels of implementation within the different countries and elaborated a common set of implementation facilitators.
The responsible partners for this part of the project were the Seinpost Adviesbureau (The Netherlands) and the Crime Prevention Council of Lower Saxony (Germany).
The results of this part of the CTC-EU can be found here:
European CTC Implementation Guide
Implementation of CTC in Europe - lessons learned
CTC as a strategy development process is implemented in communities according to clear guidelines and defined steps and sequences. During the CTC - EU project we collected in-depth information from every participating country about local CTC implementation processes. We analysed the challenges and levels of implementation within the different countries and worked on a common set of implementation facilitators. The technical report about that work can be found here. The "European CTC Implementation Guide" can be found here.