The Youth Safety Workshop is a community event at which teams of African-American police officers, lawyers, judges, law students, graduate students, and fraternity brothers give teens tips and tools for handling encounters with law enforcement. The sessions are in small working groups. In ‘Rights & Responsibilities,’ teens learn how to behave with law enforcement officials. ‘Ask a Teen’ is a forum for teens to discuss with their peers and learn positive ways to deal with racial profiling.
The 2012 Youth Safety Workshop was held on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the 100 Academy of Excellence in North Las Vegas. The workshop sessions ran from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lunch were provided courtesy of the Uplift Foundation of Nevada.
The Youth Safety Workshop was sponsored by the LVNBA together with Assemblywoman Dina Neal, National Black Police Association, Nevada Chapter, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Black Law Students Association, Black Graduate Students Association (BGSA), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, and The Porter Law Firm.