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Youth + Sports + Dedicated Police Officer = T.U.F.F. “The Ultimate Family Foundation”

Youth + Sports + Dedicated Police Officer = T.U.F.F. “The Ultimate Family Foundation”

Virginia Beach, Virginia is known for its beautiful beaches and boardwalk along the Atlantic Ocean. And, like many American cities, it is filled with children living in poverty and violence. It is also home to a remarkable community program for youth at-risk created by a Master Police

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Think About It First! Cards

Although we’d like to, Strategies for Youth can’t take full credit for our Think About It First! cards, pocket-sized tools that warn about the collateral consequences of arrest and involvement in the juvenile justice system. The original idea belongs to Sergeant Kenneth Green of the MBTA Transit Police in

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The SFPD Says “It Gets Better”

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr has a message for the city’s bullied youth, “I can tell you, it gets better. Everybody has had their moments where they didn’t think it would get better and it did.” With bullying – especially of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender

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Milwaukee P.D.’s STOP Program Is a Good Start

  What is one thing most urban youth have in common? – A general dislike and mistrust of law enforcement. A dislike and mistrust that can have dangerous, far-reaching consequences. That is why a program like STOP, an innovative approach being tested in Milwaukee, is so important.

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Youth of Promise Mentoring: Powerful Support for Struggling Tweens & Teens

What do you do with failing, out-of-control 11-14 year olds headed for the juvenile justice system? You pair them up with police officers and fire fighters – for mentoring. Carmen and Sharise are typical 8th grade students. Currently attending their final year at Washington Middle School in

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Police Recruits Learn From Youth Service Providers

Multnomah County is often on the cutting edge of innovation for juvenile detention reform. Innovations in training the city’s police force to work with youth is another example of out-of-the-box thinking. Multnomah’s internship for police recruits, called the “Community Academy,” focuses on youth and juvenile justice, as

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The MBTA Transit Police STOPWATCH Program

StopWatch aims at reducing the anonymity of youth in the transit environment and decreasing the number of youth who use stations to congregate before, during or after school. The MBTA Transit Police are responsible for public safety in the subways, bus routes, and stations in Boston. Over

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Positive Ticketing for Youth

Imagine cops catching kids for positive behavior? It totally goes against the old paradigm of the reactive, post incident, corrective model we currently operate within. Reward the positive and your return on investment will be more positive action from a young person. “This is not rocket science

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