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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

  • 11/16/2015 Colorado Safe2Tell program 'saves lives'

    Colorado's Safe2Tell tip line for kids to anonymously report threats, violence and other potentially dangerous situations would earn frequent flyer miles. It's used a lot, and it works. The program, which started in 2004 in Colorado Springs and is now statewide, has intervened with youth contemplating suicide, prevented planned attacks and addressed cases of bullying among other incidents. Read more.

  • 10/12/2015 Gloucester Twp. police announce new program targeting domestic violence

    The Gloucester Township Police Department announced a new initiative aimed at fighting domestic violence. The Home Involved Violence Intervention Strategies (HIVIS) project will include a specialized team of officers responsible for providing victim services, regular follow-ups with victims and their children, and conducting danger assessments to help predict future violence. Read more