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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

  • 7/28/2014 Baltimore leaders answer child curfew questions at forum One July 21, the mayor and police commissioner of Baltimore, Maryland met with community members for the first of two town hall-style forums about the newly amended curfew law. The law,
    which will be effective on August 8th, requires youth under 14 to be inside by 9 p.m., and those 14 to 16 years old to be inside by 10 p.m. on school nights.
  • 7/28/2014 Shootings redefine beat of school police officers At the recent annual meeting of the National Association of School Resource Officers, training sessions were held for School Resource Officers on how to respond to an active shooter. These trainings were developed in response to the high number of recent school shootings, so that officers will be equipped to fight back and protect students in case of an active shooter incident.