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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!

  • Safe Schools Online Training Series

    IACP RELEASES FREE SCHOOL SAFETY ONLINE TRAINING SERIES

    IACP, in collaboration with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice, has launched a series of four online trainings designed to assist in the development of school safety plans and strategies for crisis response. » 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

  • 4/9/2014 Travis County Sheriff's Office deputy calls for an end to gang violence This week, Travis County Sheriff's Office Deputy Derrick Taylor gave a presentation, "Preventing Gang Violence in Your Community," as part of the 8th Annual Every Victim, Every Time Conference in Bryan, Texas. Taylor, a former gang member, emphasized the need to use a proactive approach to end gang violence, including the need to build positive relationships with youth in order to prevent them from joining gangs.
  • 4/3/2014 Juvenile justice in Lebanon County attempts to balance punishment with treatment The juvenile probation system in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania is taking steps to provide specialized services to juvenile offenders. The process includes an intake interview by a probation officer that determines the youth's risk to re-offend, which can be labeled as low, moderate, high or very high, as well as a needs portion of the assessment, with eight specific categorized criminogenic risk factors. By assessing these needs areas, they make recommendations to the court about what services they can provide that would be most beneficial.