POLICE AND YOUTH ENGAGEMENT: SUPPORTING THE ROLE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IN JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM

Applications are now open for the 2018 Institute for Police Youth Engagement, being held on July 24 – 26, 2018 in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information:

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) with the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ), and in partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U. S. Department of Justice’s multi-year initiative focuses on increasing the capacity of law enforcement and justice professionals to address juvenile victimization, delinquency, and crime. To accomplish this goal, the IACP and CJJ focuses on the following key areas:

  • Police and Youth Engagement Roundtable (2016)
  • Institutes for Police Youth Engagement (2016, 2017, and 2018)
  • Training and technical assistance tools and resources for law enforcement


Police and Youth Engagement Roundtable (2016)

In April 2016, the IACP, CJJ, and OJJDP brought youth and law enforcement leaders together for a two-day roundtable in Washington, DC to facilitate discussions on how to support, sustain, and expand positive youth and law enforcement engagement. The roundtable provided youth and law enforcement leaders with the opportunity to share their experiences and problem-solve solutions together. Key points and recommendations from the roundtable will help enhance the National Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Juvenile Justice.


Institutes for Police Youth Engagement (2016, 2017, and 2018)

The Institute for Police Youth Engagement is a highly interactive, three-day training program for law enforcement executives from around the country. The Institute offers participating law enforcement executives the tools to improve their agencies’ response to children exposed to violence, enhance community trust-building, and improve delivery of services through evidenced-based practices. Presentations, small group discussions, videos, and interactive exercises (including a police youth roundtable dialogue) are designed to position participants to return as agents of change.

The IACP, CJJ and OJJDP held the first Institute for Police Youth Engagement in November 2016 in Louisville, KY at the Muhammad Ali Center in partnership with the Louisville Metro Police Department.

A second Institute for Police Youth Engagement was held in July 2017 in Charlotte, NC in partnership with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Applications are now open for the 2018 Institute for Police Youth Engagement on July 24th – 26th, 2018 in Scottsdale, AZ. 


A Short History of Related Past Efforts:

National Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Juvenile Justice

The IACP, with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, developed the National Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Juvenile Justice in 2014. The IACP trained over 60 law enforcement leaders during two initial Institutes held in Seattle, Washington (2014) and New Haven, Connecticut (2015). For more information on IACP’s effort with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, please visit here.

In 2016, to more effectively incorporate building mutual trust and respect between youth and law enforcement, the Institute underwent redevelopment and was transformed into the Institute for Police Youth Engagement.

Resources


Contact

For more information, please contact Erin Rose Feeley at feeley@theiacp.org or 800-843-4227 ext. 815.


This project is supported by Cooperative Agreement No. 2015-MU-FX-K004 awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions contained herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. References to specific agencies, companies, products, or services should not be considered an endorsement by the author(s) or the U.S. Department of Justice. Rather, the references are illustrations to supplement discussion of the issues.