Police and Youth Engagement
Supporting the Role of Law Enforcement in Juvenile Justice System
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 focused on increasing the capacity of law enforcement and justice professionals to address juvenile victimization, delinquency, and crime in 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
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. Participating law enforcement executives gained 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.
A Short History of Related Past Efforts
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.
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.
For more information, please contact: CTI@theiacp.org