TAPS Academy provides a school based curriculum that brings law enforcement, community services, and at-risk youth together through a 15 week program. During this program specific topic areas associated with Children and Youth Safety(COPS-CPD-2011-3) such as: violence, physical and sexual abuse, stalking, domestic trafficking, sexual exploitation, and bullying are covered.The curriculum also covers law enforcement related subject areas that are important to youth.
We use subject matter experts to guide the youth and police officers through 90 minute group sessions twice per week. These sessions include lectures, group discussions, small group break-out sessions and skit presentations.
TAPS Academy is designed to help youth: change behavior, learn responsible decision making, participate in crime prevention projects, and reduce the social distance between themselves and law enforcement. During this time the youth will have the attention needed in order to identify, prevent, intervene, treat and respond to their exposure to violence.