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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

  • 8/29/2014 Juvenile Justice Law focuses on treatment instead of detention The governor of Frankfort, Kentucky signed legislation yesterday that revamps Kentucky’s juvenile justice system by steering more young offenders into community-based treatment instead of locking them up in detention centers. The new law calls for early intervention programs and an enhanced pre-court process for youth who are habitual runaways or engage in certain non-violent acts, such as truancy. The bill limits the commitment of certain lower-level offenders and how long they may be placed out-of-home, and also establishes an oversight council to monitor the effectiveness of new policies and make recommendations based on the findings.
  • 8/29/2014 Louisville programs to help youths in juvenile justice system get back on track On Wednesday, the mayor of Louisville, Kentucky announced two new youth programs that will be implemented in the community. The programs, Right Turn and Right Turn 2.0, are designed to help youth in the juvenile justice system get back on the right path for completing school, planning for careers, and finding employment.