IACP releases summit report on juvenile justice reform

August 08, 2014

The International Association of Chiefs of Police is pleased to announce the release of the report from the National Summit on Law Enforcement Leadership in Juvenile Justice. The report, Law Enforcement’s Leadership Role in Juvenile Justice Reform: Actionable Recommendations for Practice & Policy, is the culmination of tireless dedication and commitment from professionals who believe law enforcement can make a significant impact in improving outcomes for young people.

The summit report makes 33 recommendations for concrete actions that law enforcement leaders can take in collaboration with partners at the local, state, and national levels.  The recommendations are divided into eight thematic areas:

  • Making Juvenile Justice a Priority within Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Building Partnerships Among Law Enforcement, Youth, and Their Families
  • Collaboration and Information Sharing
  • Promoting Alternatives to Arrest, Court Referral, and Detention
  • Data Collection and Expanding Evidence-Based and Promising Initiatives
  • Pathways to School Completion
  • Responding to Youth with Behavioral Health Conditions and Trauma Histories
  • Amplifying Law Enforcement’s Advocacy on Juvenile Justice Reform

Download the report here

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