Resilience; Building Blocks for Trauma Recovery

Two incredible breakthroughs that empower teachers and local law enforcement and are making schools safer.

School Safety Summit hosted by the FBI and DOJ

CONFIRMS IMPORTANCE OF SROs AND BUILDING TRUST WITH YOUTH On June 27, the FBI and the Department of Justice hosted the School Safety Summit. The event reviewed best practices and policies for ensuring school safety. 

SWAT: Teamwork and Courage

Det Eric Edson, a veteran of the Sheboygan Police Department, draws upon his years with the SPD’s Emergency Response Team (SWAT) to offer students insights into leadership in life and death situations.  click to open

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How to Talk with Students about Mass Shootings

Tip sheet for SROs, parents, caregivers, and teachers offering helpful ways to respond to youth questions following a traumatic event.

Are We Raising a Generation of Helpless Kids?

To turn the tide, Growing Leaders is working with 5,000 public schools, universities, civic organizations, sports teams and corporations across the country and internationally to help turn young people — particularly those 16 to 24 — into leaders.

The First Cadets.

Phillip LeConte & Kelly LeConte with father Robert LeConte. My name is Phillip LeConte; I am the Executive Director of the Junior Police Academy. Kelly LeConte, my sister, is our Program Director. Twenty years ago,

How ‘No Touch’ Policies Damage Kids

In June 2018 we learned from the Washington Post that pediatrician Dr. Colleen Kraft found conditions at a Mexican border children’s detention center to be a friendly environment where children could be happy and well

Creating Safe Schools & Resilient Students 

As a School Resource Officer you wear so many hats and have so many different job descriptions.  You are law enforcement officers but also serve as mentors, counselors, teacher, mediators and big brothers/sisters.

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JPA Video Channel

JPA’s learning channel takes you behinds the scenes to visit with the innovative instructors who have pioneered the program nationwide.

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