Announcing SFY’s NEW Website

Strategies for Youth is pleased to announce the launch of our updated and improved website.

June 2024 ENewsletter: WHAT A TEAM!

It’s SFY’s birthday! We’re 14 years strong and growing. Join me in celebrating SFY’s remarkable team of thinkers, trainers, writers, advocates and organizers.

We work in many different parts of the country, with a wide array of people — some hostile, some open to our ideas — in many time zones. What unites us: caring for youth and making sure they experience the best possible outcome from interactions with law enforcement.

SFY Welcomes Kim Simon as its New Director of Training

This month, SFY welcomes Kim B. Simon as our new Director of Law Enforcement Training.
Kim brings an extraordinarily rich and diverse background and set of skills to her new position at SFY.

Juvenile Justice Jeopardy Highlights March 2023

From guidance on interactions with law enforcement officers to helping young people understand and process trauma to developing life skills before leaving foster care, Juvenile Justice Jeopardy—in all of its iterations is making a real impact in the lives of young people across the country.

To Ensure The Best Outcomes For Youth, All Officers Need Our Training.

With the return of students, the debate over whether law enforcement officers should be placed in the nation’s public schools continues to rage. SFY offers parents and school decision makers practical resources to help them keep the schools safe and productive for all students.

Look what your gifts made happen for young people across the country!

Strategies for Youth is sending you a Big Thank You for supporting our Keep Kids Safe This Summer campaign in June. Your generosity has enabled us to customize different versions of Juvenile Justice Jeopardy games for youth living in different regions of the country.

Check Out SFY’s Tools for what SROs Can & Can’t Do in Your Kids’ Schools

With the return of students, the debate over whether law enforcement officers should be placed in the nation’s public schools continues to rage. SFY offers parents and school decision makers practical resources to help them keep the schools safe and productive for all students.

SFY’s Summer Co-op Calls for Police Training & Policies and More JJJeopardy in the Meantime

Abby Howard joined SFY as a Northeastern Law School Co-op during the summer of 2022. Below she writes about the conclusions she drew from her research on policies and standards for law enforcement officers’ interactions with youth and playing Juvenile Justice Jeopardy in the metro-Boston area.

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.

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?”