Sound and Vision Media is Proud to be Associated with the Strategies for Youth Program!
CAMBRIDGE’S SAFETY NET APPROACH
After training all its officers in Policing the Teen Brain, the Cambridge Police Department in Massachusetts rethought how it would approach youth in its city. With a change in emphasis and deployment, the Department has reduced runaways by 80% and juvenile arrests by 65% in five years.
Training Principles of Policing the Teen Brain
Strategies for Youth (SFY) police officer training provides scientific and evidence-based information and practical strategies that meet the varying needs of officers working with youth.
Sound and Vision Media On Location with Strategies for Youth, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Photos by: Dan Perez De La Garza
STRATEGIES FOR YOUTH TRAINING SUPPORTS OFFICERS
Making interactions with youth easier and faster, less conflicted and more compliant
Asserting authority effectively with youth with reduced reliance on force and arrest
Recognizing and responding appropriately to youth presenting mental health and addiction issues
STRATEGIES FOR YOUTH TRAINING HELPS POLICE DEPARTMENTS
Demonstrate investment in youth and increase youths’ trust and communication with police
Reduce departments’ overtime and court costs by partnering with youth serving, community-based organizations for low-level offenses
Support good community relations and reduce complaints