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In The News

  • 10/30/2014 Purcellville police plan assistance initiative for troubled youth The Purcellville Police Department in Virginia is organizing a community meeting for November 13 to discuss their "Saving Our Children in Loudoun" program, which provides resources to troubled youth. The evening presentation and question and answer session will include representatives from county law enforcement, schools, churches, juvenile courts and the mental health profession.
  • 10/30/2014 Los Angeles police and autistic youth learn from one another The Los Angeles Police Department has been engaging with local autistic youth as part of an effort to allow both groups to understand each other better. The initiative is designed to ensure officers are equipped to handle the diverse groups of people they encounter out in the field, as well as to avoid having an incident end in tragedy. The Los Angeles Police Foundation has funded this program for nearly three years, engaging nearly 400 officers and youth.