This poster presents the results of an evaluation of a program which aimed to foster positive relationships between police officers and youth in Connecticut. Eleven programs were funded in Year One, with an equal number in Year Two. Funded communities designed programs that included local police officers and youth (ages 12-18) engaging in enjoyable activities and a community service project. Although the specifics of each program varied, all programs completed the same pre- and post-tests, one for youth participants and one for police participants. Changes in attitudes toward the opposite group were assessed. Overall both groups reported increased positive changes in attitudes.
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