Youth & Police Initiative

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Youth & Police Initiative

Youth & Police Initiative or YPI, is a training program created by the Massachusetts-based North American Family Institute to enhance police officers and prosecutors understanding of the beliefs, values, and experiences of local youth, while ensuring that youth develop a genuine regard for the challenges that police officers face on the job.

YPI provides structured dialogue, team building and role playing scenarios that allow all participants – youth, educators, police and prosecutors – to tackle the real and hard issues of crime prevention and community policing. YPI is an opportunity for Rockland County’s police departments to increase their visibility in their communities and to bring about positive changes in their relationships with local at-risk youth.

Each and every YPI program is adapted to fit the specific needs of the community being served.

Rockland County’s Youth and Police Initiative’s objective:

  • Enhance officers’ community policing skills
  • Strengthen prosecutors’ knowledge of the community
  • Build long-term positive relationships between local police, prosecutors, and Rockland County’s at-risk youth
  • Create links to positive, pro-social community resources
  • Create possibilities for mentorship
  • Facilitate ways for youth to learn about career paths in Public Safety
  • Build upon initial trainings with continuing, planned activities
2019-12-04T16:07:20+00:00January 19th, 2019|

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