Tribal Youth Police Academy: Fostering Development of Future Tribal Criminal Justice and Community Leaders [open pdf - 8MB]
From the Executive Summary: "This publication describes the Tribal Youth Police Academy (TYPA) conducted in 2014 by the National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) under a cooperative agreement with the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), U.S. Department of Justice. In general, youth police academies are found to be positive and powerful experiences for youth. However, few academies are specifically tailored to the needs and backgrounds of Native American youth. The goals of the TYPA were to increase the interest of Native American youth (ages 14-17) in law enforcement and criminal justice career pathways, serve as a recruitment tool for tribal law enforcement and public safety agencies, foster positive tribal youth development, and build leadership skills. Nationwide, Native American youth rarely develop an interest in entering law enforcement or other criminal justice careers; yet there is a great need and a high demand for such professionals. Programs such as TYPA are important to help tribal communities develop Native American law enforcement and criminal justice professionals to reflect and understand their communities and its needs."
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services: http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/