Youth Police Dialogues Highlighted in Boston Globe

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Read YWBoston CEO Sylvia Ferrell-Jones’ recently published letter to the editor regarding our Youth Police Dialogues program

Youth Police Dialogues are a model for building trust

In her May 10 column, “Lessons from Boston police for other cities,” Joan Vennochi asks if the Boston Police Department’s proactive response to potential crises is enough, given the current national climate. The answer is no, and, in fact, the department is doing more.

As Mayor Walsh notes, Boston police reach out to a range of community stakeholders. At YWCA Boston, we’re proud of the department’s engagement in our Youth Police Dialogues program. Since 2004, this program has brought together police officers with young people in the neighborhoods in which they serve. Read The full Boston Globe Story