Talking it Through: Improving police-youth relations

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Network faithful - take a moment to watch "Talking it Through," a new video about police-youth relations created by the Center for Court Innovation Youth Justice Board, an after-school program that seeks to bring the voices of young people into public policy making in New York City.

In its report Looking Forward: Youth Perspectives on Reducing Crime in Brownsville and Beyond, the Youth Justice Board identified improving trust among teens and police as a crucial component to enhancing public safety in Brownsville and other high-crime New York City neighborhoods. The teenage participants in the program made "Talking it Through" to help stimulate thoughtful conversation about this important topic.

This is a great model of youth/police engagement worthy of replication. If you are interested in learning more about the Youth Justice Board, contact Greg Berman, Director of the Center for Court Innovation.

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  1. Police Chief David Couper's avatar
    Police Chief David Couper
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    This sounds like good work. The trouble is that most folks know little about police and what they could be and do. My new book helps, “Arrested Development: A Veteran Police Chief Sounds Off About Protest, Racism, Corruption and the Seven Steps Necessary to Improve Our Nation’s Police” (Amazon.com) and visit my blog at http://improvingpolice.wordpress.com.
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