Street Law has a rich history of partnering with police officers to teach young people about the law. Police officers are well positioned to help bring the law to life for young people through real-world examples and experiences. Both police officers and young people benefit from programming that can build trust and respect between each other.
This program prepares school resource officers and community police officers to co-teach lessons with a classroom teacher or community educator. It equips officers with the curriculum, teaching strategies, and confidence to be effective instructors of lessons on law, crime, public policy, police procedures, community policing, personal safety, and health.
We work directly with police departments and school systems to implement the Police & Teens program. Our expert staff trains the officers, identifies curricular fit (for school programs), supplies the 20-lesson curriculum, and offers ongoing technical assistance to officers throughout their journey as educators.