News & Events

SFY In the News

Getting Resourceful

Lisa Thurau, executive director of Strategies for Youth in Cambridge says “When POST certifies school resource officers, it is telling parents, students and school administrators that officers have met the legal standards for selection, completed training provided by the Municipal Police Training Committee, and understand their obligations pursuant to the state’s memorandum of understanding between law enforcement agencies and schools, which delimits school resource officer’s roles”.

More »

How do rates of exposure to police violence that is perceived to be motivated by racism vary among young Black and Latinx people?

How do rates of exposure to police violence that is perceived to be motivated by racism vary across the gender, ethnicity, and birthplace of young Black and Latinx people living in the United States?

Researchers in the Boston College School of Social Work have received a two-year, $395,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Evidence for Action program to find out.

More »

‘How Can We Be Kids in America’?

“To protect and to serve does not mean to preserve those in power. It does not mean to attack the innocent, nor does it mean to ambush the voiceless.” hose wise words were not written by a seasoned public official or community advocate. They appeared in an essay written by 16-year old student…

More »

‘Stunned for Life’: The Use and Abuse of TASERs on Children and Youth

TASERs are frequently being used by police on children and youth who are in distress or emotional crisis and, as a result, are exacerbating their trauma, according to the latest report from Strategies for Youth (SFY), a national nonprofit policy and training organization dedicated to improving police/youth interactions and reducing disproportionate minority contact.

More »


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.

Upcoming Events

Before you go...

Please sign up for our newsletter to the latest on Strategies for Youth’s efforts to create safe and thriving communitities for our children.