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Recognize that Law Enforcement Need Training in Child and Adolescent Development

Today over 1/6 of the American population is under the age of 19 and over 2,000,000 juveniles are arrested annually. Just as teachers, social workers, and doctors must be aware of the special needs of children in their care, police must possess basic developmental competence and awareness of the best practices for working with children and youth in order to better serve our communities.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
    Melodee Hanes, Acting Administrator
  • Community Oriented Policing Services, Department of Justice
    Director Bernard K. Melekian

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