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.


  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” ( and visit my blog at
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