In a new blog post commemorating National Police Week, Acting Assistant Attorney General Alan R. Hanson discusses how the Office of Justice Programs' agencies, including OJJDP, support law enforcement through tools, technology, and programs. Hanson highlights OJJDP's Police-Youth Engagement initiative, a partnership with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) to support interactions between police and youth. Hanson also points to the OJJDP-funded toolkit "Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence," developed with IACP and the Yale Child Study Center to support law enforcement officers who work with children in the wake of violent incidents.
Learn more about the OJJDP, IACP, and CJJ initiative Police and Youth Engagement: Supporting the Role of Law Enforcement in Juvenile Justice Reform.
Read the press release on the launch of the OJJDP-funded toolkit.
Visit OJJDP's webpage on Trauma's Impact on Children Exposed to Violence.