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Sponsored by
Roger Williams University Justice School of Justice Studies –
Justice System Training & Research Institute

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Registration   8:30 am - 9:00 am
Presentation   9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Roger Williams University Baypoint Inn & Conference Center
144 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, Rhode Island

This seminar is designed to introduce criminal justice professionals, especially police executives, detective command staff, and juvenile officers, as well as judges, prosecutors, and probation officers to scientific and evidence-based information about how and why youth perceive, process, and respond to events differently than adults.  Attendees will be provided with an overview of effective ways to reduce conflict and escalation utilizing best practices and tactical skills that meet the varying needs of officers working with youth.  The presenters include:

Lisa H. Thurau, Esq., Founder of Strategies for Youth, Inc. a non-profit advocacy and training organization dedicated to improving police and youth interactions.  Lisa conducts police trainings at departments all over the United States and in 2004 she worked with 180 Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority Police to improve police interactions with youth.  The assessment and training led to a reorganization of the way the MBTA Police Department provides services to youth today.

Dr. Jeff Q. Bostic is Director of the School Psychiatry Program for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  Dr. Bostic is also a consulting psychiatrist to numerous school districts in Massachusetts and serves as the training psychiatrist for Strategies for Youth police training initiatives.

There is NO COST for the seminar.  Telephone inquiries should be made to Liz Campo, Administrative Assistant to the School of Justice Studies by phone at (401) 254-3731 or email at ecampo@rwu.edu or fax at (401) 254-3351.

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