Preventing Minority Youth Violence: 'Lessons from Law Enforcement-Public Health Collaborations' [open pdf - 7MB]
From the Introduction: "The MYVP [Minority Youth Violence Prevention] projects featured collaborations among public health organizations, law enforcement agencies, and community-based groups, with different partners managing the effort in each instance and police often taking on the role of instructors and mentors. [...] This guide is intended as a practical road map for police departments interested in establishing their own similar programs to work with minority youth or in contributing to efforts already underway in their communities. The recommendations are drawn from the experiences of the nine MYVP program sites. Throughout, you will also hear directly from the voices of police officers and others collaborating on this work. A major goal of the MYVP initiative was to encourage police departments to deepen their collaborations with community-based nonprofits and institutions such as hospitals, schools, and other social service agencies. The increased integration was in the name of promoting what is known as a 'public health approach' to violence prevention."
U.S. Department of Justice, COPS: https://cops.usdoj.gov/