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Matrix Group Launches New Youth Focused Policing Resource Center Website for the International Association of Chiefs of Police

October 18, 2011

Matrix Group, an award-winning web design and development agency in the Washington D.C. area, announces the launch of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Youth Focused Policing Resource Center website.

This new website was built to provide law enforcement with a clearinghouse of information and resources relating to youth crime, delinquency and victimization.

THE NEED

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, one in four kids will be abused by another kid.  As youth crime continues to be a national concern, IACP wanted to launch an online clearinghouse and resource center to support agencies' activities centered on youth focused policing. The site would include a resource library of no-cost tools and an area for agencies to share information, gather resources and interact with each other.

To create this online resource center, IACP turned to Matrix Group, the association's longtime web partner. Matrix Group brought its deep understanding of the law enforcement community's needs and combined it with IACP's mission and goals for the website to create a powerful strategy for the initiative.

THE MATRIX GROUP SOLUTION

Matrix Group:

  • Created a beautiful design consistent with the organization's main website and program sites.  Following its user-focused philosophy, Matrix Group developed  topic based navigation so that visitors can find resources according to their needs and interests.
  • A key component of the website is to connect people with common interests and concerns. Matrix Group developed a secured discussion forum and archive to allow agencies nationwide to network and share information.
  • Developed an online clearinghouse of no-cost resources and training related to youth crime, delinquency and victimization. In addition, agencies can download sample documents from law enforcement programs and services for youth such as brochures, applications, program flyers, evaluation/review templates, policies and procedures to help them with their local programs.

The IACP Youth Focused Policing Resource Center is a partnership between IACP and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

"Matrix Group created a crisp and dynamic website for IACP's Youth Focused Policing Resource Center. Building on the established IACP brand, Matrix created a unique design and functionality specific to our Youth Focused Policing mission and target audience."

View the new website at www.iacpyouth.org