Juvenile Justice & Youth Development
Programs & Grants
Police and Youth
The police and youth funding category supports initiatives to improve interactions between police and youth. The goals of the program are to promote positive youth development and to increase the numbers of police officers who are experienced and comfortable working and interacting with youth. Local public agencies may apply for funds to increase or enhance opportunities for youth and police to work together to benefit their community. See below for funding opportunities, awards, and additional links.
The Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC) also has two publications of particular interest to police agencies are:
Another JJAC initiative is the patrol officer training curriculum "Effective Police Interactions with Youth", a one-day training class that teaches patrol officers about adolescent development and how to interact better with youth. The goal of the training program is to reduce the likelihood that interactions between police and youth will result in police action or negative outcomes for youth, particularly minority youth. For more information about when this training is offered, visit the Training and Events page.
Grantees under the Police and Youth program category may access reporting forms at the Grantee Reporting: Police and Youth page.
Police and Youth Awards
Police and Youth Awards for FY 2006/2007 As of June 2006, the JJAC made 10 awards totaling $96,713 in the police and youth category for fiscal year 2006/2007.
Police and Youth Awards for FY 2003/2004 As of October 2003, the JJAC made 8 awards totaling $89,077 in the police and youth category for fiscal year 2003/2004.
Police and Youth Awards for FY 2002/2003 As of September 2002, the JJAC made 15 awards totaling $165,364 in the police and youth category for fiscal year 2002/2003.