ERIC Number: ED045528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Police Youth Protection Unit Programs, San Jose, California: Model Programs. Childhood Education.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
The police Youth Protection Unit (YPU) has four full-time officers under San Jose's police chief. The objectives of the YPU are: to prevent juvenile delinquency, encourage respect for law enforcement, provide information, expose youth to policeman and police work, and to given them places to go and things to do with their leisure time. In the 1969-70 school year, its Youth and Law Program reached 20,000 children in 15 junior high schools and has become a standard part of the social studies curriculum in many seventh grade classes. Programs operated by the YPU include: 1) drug education for students, parents, and community groups; 2) counseling services for juvenile crime prevention; 3) sports activities through the Police Athletic League; and, 4) practical experience for 15 to 18 year olds leading to possible careers in law enforcement. Additional information about the YPU is available from: Youth Protection Unit, San Jose Police Department, P. O. Box 270, San Jose, California 95103. (DJB)
Descriptors: Community Services, Counseling Services, Delinquency Prevention, Junior High School Students, Juvenile Courts, Law Enforcement, Legal Education, Police School Relationship, Social Studies, Youth Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Catalog No. HE5.220:200151; $.20)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers: California; California (San Jose)
Note: Prepared for the White House Conference on Children, December, 1970