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IACP Launches Online Brief on Adolescent Development and Policing

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), in collaboration with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), has released “The Effects of Adolescent Development on Policing.” The online brief is designed to help law enforcement interact with youth in the field to better understand normal adolescent development and behavior. The brief provides an overview of adolescent development, recommendations for developmentally appropriate responses, and strategies to improve interactions with youth, and examples of programs fostering positive youth development.

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IACP Brief Effects of Adolescent Development on Policing

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