Youth Council Policing
Members of the Mayor’s Youth Council get a chance to interact with law enforcement and explore careers in public service.
With support from the Liberty Hill Foundation and input from a focus group of police officers, this pilot course brought together 10 police officers and 34 youth, creating positive engagement and dialogue around law enforcement.
Integration with the Mayor’s Youth Council helped the program facilitate trust and understanding between youth and police. The course also explored career pathways to law enforcement, connecting youth to relevant City programs. MFLA’s SPARK funding covered development and implementation of a curriculum.
Liberty Hill Foundation
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