Bridging gaps & Building Bridges
Our Mission to work with Law Enforcement and Young People to reduce racial and ethnic disparities at the point of arrest through dialogue and education.
Youth and Officers learning from each other
Our programs are built around communication between officers and youth from the community focusing on the issues that are most important to them. The honest conversations break down stereotypes and create relationships that last beyond the program.
In the full day curriculum, trainers build on this dialogue between youth and officers by teaching law enforcement about ways that youth may respond differently to authority than adults, the effect of trauma on youth, and how to improve encounters with youth. Youth learn about police practices, guidelines for safe encounters with police, and where to go if they feel their rights have been violated. At the end of the day, officers and youth put their training into action by designing and acting in role play scenarios.
Financial Support to Participating Counties
Most agencies utilize local funding and fundraising efforts to pay for the day of forum costs.
Jurisdictions in Pennsylvania are eligible for financial support thanks to a grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and delinquency.
Funding is available to cover facilitator materials and training and costs associated with implementing the Curriculum for youth and officers. Our funding does not cover food for meetings or facilitator trainings. To request financial assistance jurisdictions can you the below link.
Financial Request Form
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