OPM: Police and Youth Programs

Juvenile Justice & Youth Development

Programs & Grants

Police and Youth

The police and youth funding category supports initiatives to improve interactions between police and youth.  The goals of the program are to promote positive youth development and to increase the numbers of police officers who are experienced and comfortable working and interacting with youth.  Local public agencies may apply for funds to increase or enhance opportunities for youth and police to work together to benefit their community.  See below for funding opportunities, awards, and additional links.

The Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC) also has two publications of particular interest to police agencies are:

  1. Children, Youth and the Police, Recommended Policies and Procedures, Revised 2015.

  2. A Second Reassessment of Disproportionate Minority Contact in Connecticut's Juvenile Justice System, May 2009.

Another JJAC initiative is the patrol officer training curriculum "Effective Police Interactions with Youth", a one-day training class that teaches patrol officers about adolescent development and how to interact better with youth.  The goal of the training program is to reduce the likelihood that interactions between police and youth will result in police action or negative outcomes for youth, particularly minority youth.  For more information about when this training is offered, visit the Training and Events page. 

Grantees under the Police and Youth program category may access reporting forms at the Grantee Reporting: Police and Youth page.

{TOP of page} Funding Opportunities for FY 2017/2018

The Office of Policy and Management (OPM) and its Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC) announce the Police and Youth Program for Urban Communities.  This funding opportunity will enhance police/community relations by improving interactions between police and youth.  The objective is to increase the numbers of police officers who are experienced and comfortable working and interacting with youth. 

 

Local public and non-profit agencies serving the cities of Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven and Waterbury are eligible to apply for one time funding of up to $10,000 for October 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  It is expected that 4 to 6 projects will be awarded funding.  The projects must serve no more than 25 youth through a series of activities providing positive opportunities for police and youth to interact.  Participating police officers are encouraged to attend “Effective Police Interactions with Youth,” a one-day no-fee training offered by the JJAC.  See online at www.ct.gov/opm/jjydtraining for more information on the training. 

 

Applications are due Friday, August 18, 2017.

 

OPM will be hosting one optional technical assistance session on preparing Police and Youth grant applications.  The session is set for:

DATE:   Tuesday, June 13, 2017

TIME:    9:30 pam. to 12:03 p.m.

PLACE:  Courtyard by Marriott

               4 Sebethe Drive

               Cromwell, CT

To register for this session send your name, title, agency, address, telephone number and e-mail address to Ms. LaMotte at valerie.lamotte@.ct.gov.

 

The application is in a Microsoft Word document.  If you do not have Microsoft Word, click viewers for a small freeware application.  If you are unable to use this format, please contact our office.

 

 2017/2018 Police and Youth Program Application for Urban Communities (19 pages, 183KB)

Police and Youth Awards

Documents are in Microsoft Word format. Download the attached files to view information on grant recipients, award amounts and programs funded. If you are unable to use  Microsoft Word or viewers, please contact our office.
Police and Youth Awards for FY 2016/2017  As of July 2016, the JJAC made 10 awards totaling $99,653.91 in the police and youth category for fiscal year 2016/2017
 
Police and Youth Awards for FY 2015/2016  As of August 2015, the JJAC made 9 awards totaling $89,927.45 in the police and youth category for fiscal year 2015/2016
Police and Youth Awards for FY 2014/2015  As of June 2014, the JJAC made 10 awards totaling $99,809 in the police and youth category for fiscal year 2014/2015

Police and Youth Awards for FY 2013/2014  As of June 2013, the JJAC made 13 awards totaling $126,131 in the police and youth category for fiscal year 2013/2014.
 
 Police and Youth Awards for FY 2012/2013  As of September 2012, the JJAC made 11 awards totaling $109,019 in the police and youth category for fiscal year 2012/2013.
 
 Police and Youth Awards for FY 2011/2012  As of June 2011, the JJAC made 11 awards totaling $107,357 in the police and youth category for fiscal year 2011/2012.
 Police and Youth Awards for FY 2010/2011  As of June 2010, the JJAC made 10 awards totaling $99,997 in the police and youth category for fiscal year 2010/2011.
 Police and Youth Awards for FY 2009/2010  As of June 2009, the JJAC made 11 awards totaling $106,536 in the police and youth category for fiscal year 2009/2010.
 
 Police and Youth Awards for FY 2008/2009  As of July 2008, the JJAC made 10 awards totaling $96,443 in the police and youth category for fiscal year 2008/2009.
 
 Police and Youth Awards for FY 2007/2008  As of July 2007, the JJAC made 4 awards totaling $37,522 in the police and youth category for fiscal year 2007/2008.

 Police and Youth Awards for FY 2006/2007  As of June 2006, the JJAC made 10 awards totaling $96,713 in the police and youth category for fiscal year 2006/2007.
 
Police and Youth Awards for FY 2005/2006  As of July 2005, the JJAC made 9 awards totaling $89,935 in the police and youth category for fiscal year 2005/2006.
 
Police and Youth Awards for FY 2004/2005  As of November 2004, the JJAC made 10 awards totaling $127,855 in the police and youth category for fiscal year 2004/2005. For an evaluation report on these programs see Police Working with Youth in Non-Enforcement Roles, Outcome Evaluation 2004-2005.

Police and Youth Awards for FY 2003/2004  As of October 2003, the JJAC made 8 awards totaling $89,077 in the police and youth category for fiscal year 2003/2004.

Police and Youth Awards for FY 2002/2003  As of September 2002, the JJAC made 15 awards totaling $165,364 in the police and youth category for fiscal year 2002/2003.
 
Police and Youth Awards for FY 2001/2002  As of July 2001, the JJAC made 21 awards totaling $220,450 in the police and youth category for fiscal year 2001/2002.
 
Police and Youth Awards for FY 2000/2001  As of December 2000, the JJAC made 19 awards totaling $153,717 in the police and youth category for fiscal year 2000/2001.
 
Connecticut Police and Youth Links:
National Police and Youth Links:




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