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Youth Focused Policing (YFP) is a proactive intervention strategy to enable police to intervene with youth to reduce crime, victimization, long-term health and criminal justice costs and prolonged involvement in the criminal justice system.

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In The News

  • 8/20/2014 Serve, Earn and Learn program helps youth learn skills for future Serve, Earn and Learn is a youth life skills program that is run through the Parker County Community Learning Center (CLC) in Texas, an organization that is dedicated to helping youth ages 18-21 who have been involved in the juvenile justice system. The program provides opportunities for participants to get their lives straight and help them on to a new, more productive path by learning job skills as well as studying opportunities to obtain their GED.
  • 8/19/2014 Los Angeles to reduce arrest rate in schools Officials of the Los Angeles Unified School District are developing new policies to reduce the number of students who are disciplined in the juvenile court system, which will be introduced next Tuesday. Under the new policies, students who deface school property, participate in an on-campus fights or are caught with tobacco will be disciplined by school officials rather than issued citations by officers from the Los Angeles School Police Department.