Relationships between police officers and young people are often challenging and unfriendly. One way to reduce tension and increase respect is to bring these two groups together in conversation to speak honestly and learn more about their different perspectives.
The Youth Justice Board, an after school program operated by the Center for Court Innovation that gives young people the opportunity to be advocates for their peers, created this video, Talking It Through: A Teen-Police Dialogue, which shows how positive communication can build stronger, friendlier relationships between police officers and young people.
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