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File #: 58742    Version: 1 Name: 2020 WDOJ juvenile justice grant $25,000 - MPD
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/17/2019 In control: Police Department
On agenda: 1/21/2020 Final action: 1/21/2020
Enactment date: 1/27/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00063
Title: Amending the 2020 Police Operating Budget and accepting a $25,000 Wisconsin Department of Justice juvenile justice grant for an adolescent behavior training course
Sponsors: Paul E. Skidmore, Sheri Carter, Tag Evers, Barbara Harrington-McKinney
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the acceptance of a $25,000 Wisconsin Department of Justice grant to develop an adolescent training course using the Policing the Teen Brain framework. Grant funding will be used to offset costs associated with developing the training. The budget will be amended to appropriate the grant funds in the Police Department's purchased service budget. There is no City match or General Fund impact associated with the grant.
Title
Amending the 2020 Police Operating Budget and accepting a $25,000 Wisconsin Department of Justice juvenile justice grant for an adolescent behavior training course

Body
WHEREAS, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (WDOJ), through its Governor’s Juvenile Justice Commission, is providing grant funds to support a train-the-trainer course for MPD officers on understanding adolescent behavior and improve interactions with youth and young adults; and,

WHEREAS, a nationally-recognized adolescent behavior course taught by Strategies for Youth called Policing the Teen Brain was highly recommended by the Center for Children’s Law and Policy, which has been working with the Police Department and local restorative justice partners since July 2018 on a Law Enforcement Leadership for Equity Initiative on improving and reducing contacts and arrests of youth of color, and will contribute to the cost of the training; and,

WHEREAS, Strategies for Youth will work with the Department and local youth agencies to tailor its four-day train-the-trainer course to local conditions, and after that training will then coach two two-day trainings conducted by the Department; and,

WHEREAS, the Department’s training cadre of twenty-five officers will then be able to teach the curriculum to all officer and future recruits, as well as later offering the training to various community partners, such as school district and library staff who interact with youth.

NOW, THEREFORE IT BE RESOLVED, that the City approves acceptance o...

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