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“Systems change approaches” have become a mantra of the social sector. Communities feel the frustration with being “resource-rich and coordination-poor.” But what does taking a systems approach look like in action? How can communities move beyond programs to influence attitudes and beliefs, improve coordination, and change policy? (Strategies for Youth’s Policing The Teen Brain in School training is mentioned under Lesson 30
Who is Henry Lemus Calderon — a gang member or a choir boy? His friends and family on Nantucket insist that he is not gang-affiliated, but the youth who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border unaccompanied has been swept up in an ICE dragnet on the summer resort island.
“I started Strategies for Youth, after seeing how effective training police can be in reducing arrests for low level juvenile offenses.”
At the statehouse, several experts are advocating for more funding for School Resource Officers, or SROs.
A free program hosted by the National Basketball Association’s alumni organization is coming to Louisville, giving kids a chance to learn basketball and life tips from former NBA pros.
As the debate over accountability in the 2014 fatal police shooting of Tamir Rice roils on, child advocates hold hope that the most lasting change to come after the 12-year-old’s death is that Cleveland ends up with one of the country’s most progressive policies for how police interact with children.
Even after questionable killings of young black men in Cleveland, Ohio, Ferguson, Mo. and most recently, Houston, Texas, states have done little to establish uniform standards of conduct guiding police interaction with youth. That’s according to a new national report that was released this week by Cambridge-based Strategies for Youth. States lacking standards include Massachusetts.
States play almost no role in setting standards for the way law enforcement agencies interact with young people, according to a nationwide survey released May 31. The lack of such standards represents a “missed opportunity” for helping youth avoid the harmful lifetime consequences of involvement with the justice system, according to the survey produced by Strategies for Youth, Inc., a Cambridge, MA-based nonprofit.
Improving Law Enforcement/Youth Interactions in Times of Crisis
How is the current COVID-19 pandemic is impacting youth and their families? Experts provide recommendations for positive law enforcement response.
The webinar took place on April 21, 2020. Click the button below to watch the video and see the supporting materials.