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White House Honors Champions of Change; Attorney General Announces OJJDP Award

September 21, 2015

ChampionsofChange On September 21, 2015, the White House honored seven pairs of youth and law enforcement officials as Champions of Change who are building bridges between youth and law enforcement while improving public safety in their communities. During the event, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced that OJJDP has awarded a grant to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to administer the Police and Youth Engagement: Supporting the Role of Law Enforcement in Juvenile Justice Reform program. IACP will partner with the Coalition for Juvenile Justice to convene a youth and law enforcement roundtable and develop an institute to provide training and technical assistance on best practices and innovative approaches relating to law enforcement, youth, and juvenile justice reform.


Read about previous White House Champions of Change honorees.

Learn more about the Department of Justice’s National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice.

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