TAPS Orientation Training Day 2014

January 25th Dr. Penn, Lupe Washington, and Daniel Puder conducted training for all the new and existing officers and team members of the three TAPS Academies of Houston. Introduction and goals set with new statistics for the 2014 calendar. Also, a TAPS Orientation from the H ..

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Graduation Day at BBRC

On Saturday, November 23, 2013, 18 young men graduated from the TAPS Academy 11-week program at BBRC. These gentlemen sat excitedly and proudly next to their Police Officer mentors as the commencement ceremony began with an introduction by the Houston Police Sergeant, follow ..

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Youth Village October 10, 2013 - Safety Driving

Our TAPS Class learned safety driving this week, including texting & driving and police interaction etiquette. The teens watched a video that allowed them to see the danger of texting and driving and how one second of distraction can destroy families. The teens and office ..

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A Note From Dr. Penn: Perception of Race and Crime

Dr. Penn is a Criminologist and Director of TAPS Academy, Dr. Penn offered the following in light of the recent Florida court case involving George Zimmerman and the death of Trayvon Martin. Eight years ago I co-edited a book called Race and Juvenile Justice (http://www. ..

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