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

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In The News

  • 12/12/2014 JU Juvenile Justice Program helps break down stereotypes Jacksonville University has developed a program consisting of various courses on perceptions, community and the justice system for local high school students. During the courses, students are paired with a mentor that is currently enrolled in Jacksonville University, where they partake in college courses and examine various topics such as the community’s perspective of the criminal justice system. Participants for the program are selected based on risk factors, such as emotional problems or family-based issues.
  • 12/12/2014 Holder, Duncan outline educational rights for juvenile offenders The Secretary of the U.S Department of Education, Arne Duncan and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder recently announced a new set of guidelines to improve education in the juvenile detention centers, based on the disparity in education for youth in juvenile detention centers compared to those in a standard classroom setting. The guidelines outline best practices to provide quality education to youth in detention.