2011 IACP Juvenile Justice Training Needs Assessment Highlights

This report provides top highlights of a juvenile justice training needs assessment survey conducted by the IACP of law enforcement around the nation to identify challenges and training needs facing law enforcement in addressing juvenile crime, delinquency and victimization. The survey was conducted in 2011.


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  • National

Programs & Services

  • Teen Court/Court Alternative

    Programs that offers youth the opportunity to avoid the juvenile justice system and offers other means of resolution such as mediation or peer court.

  • Police - Youth Interaction

    Programs designed to improve the quality of interaction between law enforcement and youth.

Risks & Issues

  • School Safety

  • Abuse and Exploitation

    Physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse.

  • Drugs/Alcohol

  • Gangs/Street Organizations

  • Graffiti/Vandalism/Environmental Crimes

  • Guns/Firearms

  • Repeat Juvenile Offenders

  • Truancy

  • Violence

  • Internet/Online Safety

  • Bullying/Cyberbullying

  • Children Exposed to Violence

    The exposure of children to violence as victims and/or witnesses.

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