Community-Oriented Policing and Youth Programs: Toward a Comprehensive Strategy

Antony M. Pate, COSMOS Corporation
Michael Wiatrowski, O. J. J. D. P.
Lorie A. Fridell, Police Executive Research Forum

The advent and development of community policing has seen its application to many aspects of youth crime-including victims, suspects, and witnesses. No systematic survey of the extent of this phenomenon, however, has been conducted. Further, no documentation of how the most promising and innovative of these programs operate has been provided. Finally, no comprehensive plan for how to implement such programs has been created. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has provided funding to COSMOS Corporation and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) to address these research needs, as well as to assess the needs of law enforcement agencies in implementing such programs. This paper will provide a summary of the status of that research.

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Updated 05/20/2006