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Crime prevention activities play an important core role in rehabilitation activities, in combination with measures to directly promote rehabilitation of persons who have fallen into crime or delinquency such as implementation of probationary supervision and urgent aftercare of discharged offenders.
Crime prevention activities include enlightenment of public opinion, improvement of the social environment, and encouragement for activities by local residents. Crime prevention activities as part of rehabilitation activities are characterized by enhancement and promotion of the sense of social unity and sympathy with social norms among local residents in order to prevent offenses from occurring. Another purpose of crime prevention activities is to develop better understanding of and more interest in rehabilitation of those who have committed crime or delinquency as well as accept them as members of community and assist their rehabilitation, with the aim of preventing them from committing crime or delinquency again.
More specifically, crime prevention activities include street public relations, lecture meetings, dialogue meetings ("mini-meetings")focusing on delinquency problems, counseling services regarding juvenile delinquency, sports events for youth, activities for eliminating detrimental books and magazines from society, and open discussion workshops taking actual offenses and delinquencies as examples.
These activities are carried out throughout the year by probation offices, voluntary probation officer associations, women's associations for rehabilitation aid and BBS associations, in cooperation with other related organizations and associations.
One of such crime prevention activities is the"Movement for a Brighter Society", which is carried out in a systematic manner mainly in July of every year. In 2000, the Movement celebrated its 50th anniversary, and a gross total of 4,989,619 people (4,419,269 in 1999) participated in various activities.