For Police

Police Training session

Juvenile Justice Training for Law Enforcement

Strategies for Youth (SFY) provides customized academy and in-service training that translates cutting edge psychiatric practices and neurological research into practical, easy-to-use skills for officers. SFY’s training expands officers’ understanding of behavior, builds their de-escalation tactics for interactions with youth, and is based on regional, agency, demographic or subject areas needs.

Based on Supreme Court decisions and best practices, SFY works with departments to update agency guidelines for juvenile Miranda, custody, interviewing, and disproportionate minority contact.

SFY also provides ongoing technical assistance to departments, including survey services gauging the state of police/youth interactions, data collection, and mediation training.


Training Police How To Work With Youth:
It’s what police chiefs want,
It’s what officers need,
And it’s what kids deserve.

Lisa H. Thurau
Executive Director
Strategies for Youth