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Improving Law Enforcement Responses to Youth Training and Technical Assistance Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $749,992)

This solicitation invites eligible applicants to propose the enhancement or expansion of approaches that engage law enforcement in reducing juvenile crime, victimization, and delinquency by providing federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement with comprehensive training, technical assistance, and research. The initiative will examine how police can address priority issues more effectively using evidence-based strategies that enhance their effectiveness in policing situations involving youth. This initiative will engage law enforcement leaders and front-line officers through classroom and Web-based instruction, online resources, peer-to-peer networking and interaction, and geospatial information system technology. This program is authorized by 42 U.S.C. 3796ee et seq.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) proposes to conduct the Improving Law Enforcement Responses to Youth Training and Technical Assistance Program, designed to strengthen law enforcement's capacity to reduce juvenile crime, victimization, and delinquency. The Program will feature training and delivery of technical assistance to law enforcement and juvenile justice stakeholders; job and training needs assessments to meet performance requirements of the field; enhanced and increased use of the Juvenile Justice Programs and Services Directory; the dissemination of resources to help law enforcement address juvenile justice issues effectively; and an innovative strategy to reprioritize and institutionalize youth issues and evidence-based best practices in police organizations. CA/NCF

Date Created: August 30, 2010