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Report Highlights National Summit on Law Enforcement Leadership in Juvenile Justice

August 7, 2014

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has released “ Law Enforcement’s Leadership Role in Juvenile Justice Reform: Actionable Recommendations for Practice & Policy.” In September 2013, IACP collaborated with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to host the National Summit on Law Enforcement Leadership in Juvenile Justice. This report highlights 33 summit recommendations for law enforcement and juvenile justice stakeholders to address juvenile crime and develop more effective, developmentally appropriate responses to juvenile offenders and at-risk youth.

OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee, a featured speaker and attendee at the summit, said, “As we work to make our justice system more fair and equitable, the science is beginning to tell us that, whether it’s the way a law enforcement officer approaches a kid on the street, or the way a judge talks to a young person in the courtroom, nuances can make a big difference in whether children decide to get back on track or whether they decide to continue their anti-social behaviors. This report is a useful resource for the federal government and for jurisdictions nationwide.”


View or download the full report.

Learn more about IACP’s Improving Law Enforcement Responses to Youth Training and Technical Assistance Program, funded by OJJDP.