Sheriffs help steer at-risk students in positive direction

While harmony between troubled teens and law enforcement might seem dubious, initiatives such as the Teen and Police Service (TAPS) Academy aim to reduce negative predispositions toward police officers and sheriffs while enriching the lives of at-risk youth. Click here to rea ..

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Prairie View A&M University Discussion

Dr. Penn leads a discussion with university students at Prairie View A&M University as he teaches TAPS in the Classroom in response to the death of Sandy Bland in Waller County, Texas. Sandra Blan ..

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Mountain View High School, El Paso Graduation

Recently, 29 students from Mountain View High School in El Paso graduated from the first ever TAPS Afterschool Program. Birthed from TAPS Clubs, the afterschool program aims to educate through fun and interactive learning experiences. During the spring semester, the students  ..

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TAPS Academy breaks down 'bad cop' barrier

By Claire Quinlan, Africa Baker The Mash Pick up any newspaper or visit any major news site and you'll probably find a story about how police and youth are interacting. Whether it's an article about protests in Baltimore or a follow-up on the unrest in Ferguson, many y ..

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