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BRIDGING THE GAP

In an effort to bridge the gap between African-American youth and law enforcement, Operation Save Our sons created this pilot program to increase safety and positivity by crime decreasing within urban communities, police shootings related to AA males will decline, increase interest among AA youth as it relates to JSO as a career opportunity and the expansion of this pilot program. 

BRIDGING THE GAP (BTG) PROGRAM GOALS  

  1. Operation Save Our Sons will educate 80% or more of the law enforcement officers on the unique issues facing African American men, ages, 18-35. 

  2. Operation Save Our Sons will provide three sessions for a healthy dialogue between the program’s participants and the law enforcement officers. 

  3. Operation Save Our Sons will train 80% or more of the law enforcement officers and the program’s participants to identify biases that influence their interaction with each other. 

  4. Operation Save Our Sons will partner with the law enforcement officers to train the program’s participants to interact with law enforcement officers positively and effectively in diverse settings. 

  5. Operation Save Our Sons will identify three dynamics that perpetuate violent crime among black males.

  6. Operation Save Our Sons will create mentorships for all program participants and available law enforcement officers. 

  7. Operation Save Our Sons will provide an ambassador program for program participants, that may result in future employment in law enforcement.

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