Congressional Hearing, 02-16-17
Strategies for Youth is featured in Congressional testimony by Chief Patrick Flannelly in a hearing before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce entitled: Providing Vulnerable Youth the Hope of a Brighter Future through Juvenile Justice Reform. Watch the Video
Interview with Dr. Richard Dudley
Strategies for Youth interviewed Dr. Richard Dudley, an experienced forensic and clinical psychiatrist based in New York City. In the interview, Dr. Dudley explains how trauma and race impact youths' interactions with police.
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Cambridge's Safety Net Approach
After training all its officers in Policing the Teen Brain, the Cambridge Police Department in Massachusetts rethought how it would approach youth in its city. With a change in emphasis and deployment, the Department has reduced runaways by 80% and juvenile arrests by 65% in five years.
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In The Presence Of Children
Strategies for Youth surveyed children whose parents/guardians were arrested in front of them. We asked them how this experience could have been less scary and terrifying. In response to their answers, SFY has created materials for law enforcement to use when arresting a parent in the presence of children. These resources were developed in consultation with psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, police officers and, importantly, the children themselves.
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Lt. Mark Gillespie Interview
Lt. Mark Gillespie, of the MBTA Transit Police in Boston, describes a recent interaction with youth where he used a calm and interactive approach that led to a good outcome rather than an arrest. Strategies for Youth trains police in understanding the "teen brain" and Lt. Gillespie speaks about the effectiveness of the training he received using this example.
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Juvenile Justice Jeopardy
Juvenile Justice Jeopardy is a game created by Strategies for Youth. It’s aim is to teach teens the workings of the juvenile justice system, their rights and obligations, what happens in police/youth interactions and how to interact with officers respectfully and avoid confrontations.
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Dr. Selwyn Rogers Interview
Dr. Selwyn Rogers, Chief Surgeon at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, talks about his experience as a trauma surgeon and how he is faced with the unpredictable and tragic nature of violence that disproportionately affects young men on color. African American males often experience a disconnect because of society's biases, including his own. He describes the interventions he and his colleagues use with their patients, how they engage them at the level of who and what they aspire to be, and encouraging them to make fundamental changes to be their best selves.
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