Case Study of NYC Program Proves ‘No Need to Lock Up Kids for Public Safety’   | The Crime Report

Juvenile arrests in New York City were slashed in half since the city stopped sending young people to youth detention facilities far from their homes under the 2012 ‘Close to Home’ law, according to a case study released Wednesday.
— Read on thecrimereport.org/2019/02/27/case-study-of-nyc-program-proves-no-need-to-lock-up-kids-for-public-safety/

Here are more resources on Youth Detention including a link to the report discussed in the above article.

Office of Children and Family Services

Close to Home

https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/rehab/close_to_home/

https://justicelab.columbia.edu/sites/default/files/content/Moving%20Beyond%20Youth%20Prisons%20-%20C2H.pdf

http://www.cclp.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Close-to-Home-Implementation-Report-Final.pdf

https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/250142.pdf

Youth Detention

http://www.justicepolicy.org/images/upload/06-11_rep_dangersofdetention_jj.pdf

Focus on wellness in Stockton | Modern Policing

This article describes Stockton, California PD’s wellness network aimed at helping officers deal with stress and trauma. The award-winning initiative includes a significant orientation for new recruits and proactive measures when officers encounter difficult situations in the field. The police department endured layoffs earlier in the decade while the city went through bankruptcy, adding to…
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2019/02/23/focus-on-wellness-in-stockton/

Practical Terrorism Prevention: Reexamining U.S. National Approaches to Addressing the Threat of Ideologically Motivated Violence | RAND

Researchers examined past U.S. countering violent extremism and terrorism prevention efforts and explored options to strengthen them. They found that current capabilities are relatively limited and that future efforts must build trust to succeed.
— Read on www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2647.html

Building an Effective and Practical National Approach to Terrorism Prevention | RAND

Researchers found major gaps in national terrorism prevention efforts: Shortfalls came not only from limited programmatic focus and resource investment, but also from critics seeking to constrain or halt such efforts.
There have been some successes, including community education efforts, formation of public-private partnerships, and development of local capacity to intervene with individuals at risk of radicalizing to violence. However, interviewees viewed those achievements as fragile because of concerns about whether the programs would be sustained.
— Read on www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB10030.html

FBI shooting data | Modern Policing

FBI agents have been involved in 228 shooting incidents since 2011, including 113 accidental discharges, 34 animals, and 81 “intentional shootings involving people or objects” according to this NBC news segment and article. Agents were found at fault in 5 of the shootings, none of which resulted in fatalities. The bureau has not traditionally released…
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/fbi-shooting-data/

‘Stop-and-frisk in a car:’ Elite LAPD unit disproportionately stopped black drivers, data show – Los Angeles Times

Before or after reading this news article take the time to listen to the podcast at the link below. Just because police activity is disproportionate to the race of the population does not mean there is inappropriate behavior by the police.

Podcast on statistics and disproportionality HERE

Black drivers bear the brunt of an LAPD crackdown in South L.A. by its elite Metro division. Metro officers stop African American drivers at a rate more than five times their share of the city’s population, according to a Times analysis.
— Read on www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-lapd-traffic-stops-20190124-story.html