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Community Policing Topics: Child and Youth Safety

Child and Youth Safety Photo Courtesy of the Skokie Police Department

Every year millions of children and adolescents in the United States are impacted by violence, neglect and abuse in their homes, schools, and communities. Community policing requires a broad and comprehensive approach to protecting youth from violence and other dangers, preventing youth from engaging in acts of crime and disorder, and ensuring our students are safe at school and on campus.

Be On the Lookout Series:

Combating Child Sex Trafficking: A Guide for Law Enforcement Leaders
Helps law enforcement leaders adopt effective multidisciplinary approaches to address child sex trafficking

Child Sex Trafficking: A Training Series for Frontline Officers
Includes a series of training videos
Campus Threat Assessment Case Studies
Allows threat assessment team members to explore and practice threat assessment through group exercises

School Safety CD-ROM, Version 2.0
Provides more than 110 documents and links related to school violence, gangs, bullying, and property crime

Using School COP: A Guide for School Administrators and Safety Personnel
Helps school administrators, police officers assigned to a school, and non-sworn school security staff reduce student discipline and crime problems using a software application called the School Crime Operations Package, or School COP, located at www.schoolcopsoftware.com/index.htm

Bullying in Schools
Provides police with information about the causes and extent of bullying in schools and recommendations for developing effective approaches and practices that contribute to student safety

Child Pornography on the Internet
Describes the problem and reviews the factors that increase the risks of Internet child pornography

Stalking
Reviews the problem of stalking and the factors that contribute to it

Establishing Appropriate Staffing Levels for Campus Public Safety Departments
Identifies the factors and considerations that impact staffing

Planning and Managing Security For Major Special Events: Guidelines for Law Enforcement
Covers all aspects of major special events planning

Tribal Youth Leadership
Helps train and equip American Indian youth with the leadership skills necessary to address the public safety problems that plague tribal communities

Campus-Community Policing Partnerships at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Describes the methods used to increase collaborative partnerships between the police, Historically Black College and University campuses, and surrounding community members
Child Abuse and Neglect in the Home
Provides police with information about the problem and risk factors of child abuse and neglect in the home

A Review of Minneapolis's Youth Violence Prevention Initiative
Documents an initiative started in 2006 by the city of Minneapolis to prevent and reduce violence by and against youth

West Side Story Project Toolkit
Provides an opportunity for law enforcement to partner with local theatre, schools, youth-based organizations, and community groups to develop new approaches to gang prevention, youth-police relations, and cultural conflict

Geography and Public Safety
Volume 2, Issue 1

Focuses on how mapping and spatial analysis can help jurisdictions understand the effects of restrictions on where sex offenders are allowed to live

Drug Endangered Children:

Be On the Lookout Series:

Establishing Appropriate Staffing Levels for Campus Public Safety Departments
Identifies the factors and considerations that impact staffing

Bullying in Schools
Provides police with information about the causes and extent of bullying in schools and recommendations for developing effective approaches and practices that contribute to student safety

Geography and Public Safety Volume 2, Issue 1
Focuses on how mapping and spatial analysis can help jurisdictions understand the effects of restrictions on where sex offenders are allowed to live

Campus-Community Policing Partnerships at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Describes the methods used to increase collaborative partnerships between the police, each Historically Black College, and its surrounding community members

Planning and Managing Security For Major Special Events: Guidelines for Law Enforcement
Covers all aspects of major special events planning

Campus Threat Assessment Case Studies
Allows threat assessment team members to explore and practice threat assessment through small and large group exercises using pre-developed case studies

A Review of Minneapolis's Youth Violence Prevention Initiative
Documents an initiative started in 2006 by the city of Minneapolis to prevent and reduce violence by and against youth

Child Abuse and Neglect in the Home
Provides police with information about the problem and risk factors of child abuse and neglect in the home

School Safety CD-ROM, Version 2.0
Provides more than 110 documents and links related to school violence, gangs, bullying, and property crime

Child Pornography on the Internet
Describes the problem and reviews the factors that increase the risks of Internet child pornography

Stalking
Reviews the problem of stalking and the factors that contribute to it

Child Sex Trafficking: A Training Series for Frontline Officers
Includes a series of training videos

Tribal Youth Leadership
Helps train and equip American Indian youth with the leadership skills necessary to address the public safety problems that plague tribal communities

Combating Child Sex Trafficking: A Guide for Law Enforcement Leaders
Helps law enforcement leaders adopt effective multidisciplinary approaches to address child sex trafficking

Using School COP: A Guide for School Administrators and Safety Personnel
Helps school administrators, police officers , and non-sworn school security staff reduce student discipline and crime problems using the School Crime Operations Package, or School COP, located at www.schoolcopsoftware.com/index.htm

Drug Endangered Children:

West Side Story Project Toolkit
Provides an opportunity for law enforcement to partner with local theatre, schools, youth-based organizations, and community groups to develop new approaches to gang prevention, youth-police relations, and cultural conflict

IACP Youth Focused Policing Resources
Provides resources to assist police in intervening with youth to reduce crime, victimization, long-term health, and criminal justice costs and prolonged involvement in the criminal justice system

National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO)
Promotes safer schools and partnerships between students, school faculty and law enforcement by providing training and resources for school-based law enforcement officers (SROs), school administrators and other stakeholders

The School Discipline Consensus Report
Presents a comprehensive set of consensus-based and field-driven recommendations to improve conditions for learning for all students and educators, better support students with behavioral needs, improve police-schools partnerships, and keep students out of the juvenile justice system for minor offenses


President's Task Force
Director's Corner
The Attorney General's Community Policing Tour
Resource Center
Dispatch COPS E-Newsletter
The Beat Podcast
Supporting Safe Schools

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