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Street Law for Police & Teens

How Teachers Can Help Improve Relationships Between Young People and Law Enforcement

Street Law, Inc.

Over 40 years of educating about law, democracy, and human rights

Street Law for Police & Teens

Do you have a school resource officer in your school? Would you like to play a role in improving relationships between law enforcement officers and young people?

Street Law is excited to announce the launch of a new curriculum for law enforcement officers to use in both school and community settings—Street Law for Police & Teens.

Street Law for Police & Teens strives to build positive relationships between police and young people, while empowering youths with legal knowledge and civic skills. Group discussions and hands-on activities help participants explore the roles, responsibilities, and perspectives of young people and the police officers that serve them in their communities. The result is an open, two-way dialogue that builds awareness, respect, empathy, and understanding.

The lesson plans are designed to be co-taught by a classroom teacher (or community educator) and a law enforcement officer.

 

The curriculum

This curriculum is a completely revised and updated version of an earlier publication, Street Law for School Resource Officers. This new product was designed around best practices in civic learning and includes:

  • 20 lessons organized into four units: community policing, police procedures, criminal law and policy, and personal safety and health 
  • Access to an online library of presentation slide decks to accompany each lesson, helpful lesson supplements, step-by-step teaching strategy instructions, and tips and best practices for effective instruction

See a complete list of the lesson titles and learn more at www.streetlaw.org/policemanual.

  • The print version of Street Law for Police & Teens is available for purchase on our website for $199. (A 20% quantity discount is available when purchasing 20 or more.)
  • If you are interested in purchasing an electronic version of the complete curriculum OR electronic versions of single units, please contact Jazmine Donerson.

If you have questions about this product, contact Street Law Program Director Yolanda Johnson.

“I have served as a school resource officer (SRO) since the inception of the SRO Program in the Baltimore County Public Schools in 1998. Baltimore County has one of the largest SRO programs in the country. Since 1998, SROs in our district have used the Street Law curriculum to teach thousands of students. Its user-friendly approach to law-related education allows SROs the ability to teach students the law, and the importance of obeying the law, while building positive relationships with students and community members.”

- Officer Don Bridges, Baltimore County Police Department & NASRO President

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