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Recent studies have shown a crisis of confidence in government. To remedy this lack of trust, governmental departments have sought to identify the forms of communication that promote government-public relationships. Citizen participation allows for democratic participation in the development of public policy.
To deal with the complexities of new community engagement task forces, the Institute of Government designed a training course to equip members of the new Community Action Agencies. These agencies carried out new initiatives to end the \"war on poverty.\" Program organizers hoped the 41 newly trained executives would alleviate local governments of the responsibility of enacting these new initiatives.