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    SEARCH THE PROGRAM DIRECTORY

    The Directory of Law Enforcement Programs and Services for Youth showcases active programs and services for youth provided by law enforcement agencies across the nation. » Start your search

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    PROGRAM IMPACT TOOLS

    IACP, with support from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice, has developed tools to help law enforcement evaluate the impact of their department’s youth programs. Get started now!

  • Juvenile Interview and Interrogation Online Training Series

    IACP RELEASES FREE JUVENILE INTERVIEW AND INTERROGATION ONLINE TRAINING SERIES

    IACP, in collaboration with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, has launched a series of four online trainings on effective juvenile interviews and interrogations. Register now!

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    IACP LAUNCHES CHILDREN EXPOSED TO VIOLENCE PROJECT

    IACP, with support from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice, has launched the Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Children Exposed to Violence project to provide law enforcement with tools to respond to children exposed to violence. Read more about it!

  • IMPROVING LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONSES TO YOUTH

    This short video provides an overview of IACP’s Juvenile Justice Training and Technical Assistance Program, which provides resources for law enforcement to address juvenile crime, delinquency, and victimization.

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About Youth Focused Policing

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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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Training and Technical Assistance

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No-cost training workshops and technical assistance are available to law enforcement and juvenile justice professionals nationwide.

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In The News

  • 7/18/2014 Juvenile justice grant funds Functional Family Therapy Program The Dougherty County Commission in Albany, Georgia has decided to continue funding the evidence-based Functional Family Therapy (FFT) program, which employs therapists to work with families of youth offenders in order to reduce the likelihood of the youth becoming a repeat offender. Another goal of the program is to reduce the costs associated with keeping juvenile offenders in detention, which has a much higher cost in comparison to involving youth in the FFT program.
  • 7/18/2014 Mediation program offers a way to solve problems amicably The Good Shepherd Mediation Program (GSMP) is a neighborhood justice center in Germantown, Pennsylvania, that has provided mediation and conflict resolution programs for nearly 30 years, including its Parent-Youth Mediation Program. This program utilizes a restorative justice model to help parents and their children solve conflicts, as well as providing community mediation and victim-offender conferencing.