Youth Services of Creek County, in partnership with the Office of Juvenile Affairs, will present the “Connecticut Model: Effective Police Interactions with Youth—Effective Practices for Positive Interactions with Oklahoma Youth Project.” This 8 hour CLEET-certified training will be held on May 18, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. First United Bank of Sapulpa will host this free event.
The reason for this training is to learn, as a community, how law enforcement interacts with youth. If we want to see positive changes in our communities, we must first use best practice techniques and all work together to better serve youth and families.
According to the Kids Count Data Center, 24% of Oklahoma children ages 3-17 have been diagnosed with a behavioral or mental health diagnosis, and 220 Creek County children were abused or neglected by a parent or someone in charge of their care in 2019. Therefore, their interactions with law enforcements officers are vital to their well being.
All Creek County LEOs are invited to attend this event.
If you are interested in registering, please email Erin Brook at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited!