For a community to eliminate graffiti vandalism they must develop a zero tolerance attitude. This attitude will come naturally to a community who's educated in the importance of timely graffiti removal. Network with others in your area to find a group of people with an interest in eliminating graffiti. The group you choose must have a core goal of educating their community. The three most important points of education are as follows: residents, parents and the youth. Residents should be educated on the importance of reporting and removing graffiti within 24-48 hours. The residents should also be encouraged to support or participate in the removal and elimination of graffiti in the community by joining your fight. Parents should be educated about the significant impact they can have on the activities of their children. Supportive parents who provide easy access to positive activities can help prevent their child(ren) from becoming involved in graffiti vandalism. The youth must be educated on how graffiti vandalism is a crime and will be treated as such. Helping the youth have a better understanding of how the entire community is effected by graffiti vandalism will help stem their future participation or accusation in graffiti vandalism. Once you have a nice group of like minded volunteers, it's time to solidify a plan to deal with graffiti.
A solid plan should include the following.