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Check Out Some Youth Voices Contest Winner’s Words of Hope!

Dear Friends,

The results of the second annual Youth Voices Contest are in!
A group of 14 judges—attorneys, artists, youth advocates, and young people—chose 3 essays and 3 pieces of artwork created by young people, aged 14 through 17, as this year’s winners. Thanks to a generous grant from the We are Family Foundation, we awarded cash prizes to all prize winners.

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Three Different Facets of SFY’s Impact

Dear Friends: In this enewsletter, I am highlighting exciting news about SFY’s “impact.” First, 3 peer-reviewed articles, published in highly respected journals, and a fourth about to be published, help to answer the $50 million dollar question about SFY’s interventions: “Do they work?”

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Why I Give to SFY- Dena Enos

It’s been a long time since I have felt hopeful. When I first learned about Strategies for Youth and their mission to connect cops and kids in a meaningful way, I knew I had to get involved. For me, this work represents real progress that translates to safer children and better-prepared police officers. An SFY survey found that police officers spend just 1% of their training time in the academy — that’s just six hours — on youth-focused issues. That’s simply not enough.

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Youth Voices Contest Update

Youth Voices Contest Update

This year’s YOUTH VOICES contest asks young people to reflect on the role of policing and democracy—and we promise to make sure their answers and viewpoints are heard and seen.

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$2 Billion Later Update

$2 Billion Later Update

This fall, Dastherlie Dorlus — or “Dash” — a second year Northeastern Law School student, interned at Strategies for Youth. One of her projects was to update SFY’s October 2019 report, Two Billion Dollars Later: States Begin to Regulate School Resource Officers in the Nation’s Schools A Survey of State Laws

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Vermont Workshops

SFY Vermont Workshops

On October 14, Lisa Thurau, Executive Director of Strategies for Youth, was invited by Tricia Long, Director of Resilience Beyond Incarceration (RBI), to co-lead two four-hour workshops for law enforcement officers in two Vermont counties. The workshops promoted a trauma-informed approach to interacting with children who are present when a parent or caretaker is being arrested.

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Short SFY Logo from Social Media

Fall 2021 Newsletter

As we move through these last, precious days of sun and warmth, I wanted to briefly highlight some recent national attention that SFY has received in the media, and a new social media campaign we are launching to help law enforcement and other practitioners improve the quality of their interactions with youth.

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Just Saying…

Strategies for Youth has been working hard to keep the concerns, needs, and special protections owed to young people at the forefront of law enforcement reform initiatives.

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I am a child

Events involving law enforcement and youth in Rochester, New York, Kissimmee, Florida, and now from Aurora, Colorado illustrate the dangers to children when law enforcement agencies and officers do not use policies that restrict use of force with children and youth.

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A special “this year only” opportunity

Courtesy of the CARES Act, those who take the standard tax deduction can take a $300 deduction above their adjusted gross income (AGI). The $300 deduction is for donations made in cash, which includes currency, checks, credit or debit cards, and electronic funds transfers.Those who itemize their deductions can take a 100% deduction off of their AGI this year only. Normally, this deduction is phased out at 60%.

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Why SFY Matters

YOU(TH) MATTER is a new initiative of Strategies for Youth led by three youth leaders Laura Jenny, Isaac Annan, and Hannah Sussman.

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Voting For Reform In 2020

While the media continues to focus on the Presidential and Senate races, we wanted to share with you some initial impressions and findings from the recent election regarding police/community relations.

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