Community Policing and Youth: Innovative Practices

Antony M. Pate, COSMOS Corporation
Lorie A. Fridell, Police Executive Research Forum

ABSTRACT
Crimes by, and against, juveniles are major concerns in communities across the country. In response to these problems, America's law enforcement agencies have devised innovative and promising programs and strategies that address youth problem behavior and delinquency through a community policing approach. With support from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, COSMOS Corporation and the Police Executive Research Forum are identifying promising or innovative community policing strategies focused on and affecting youth delinquency. Based on extensive telephone interviews and site visits, the authors will produce a report providing detailed descriptions of the most innovative programs and strategies, as well as a description of the steps and tasks involved in a comprehensive, community-oriented planning approach that effectively addresses youth problem behavior and delinquency.

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Updated 05/20/2006