A Deferred Disposition resource that creates moments of education and encouragement.
Be SMART + Be SAFE will provide young people with knowledge of the law and the confidence to interact with law enforcement officers in a safe and respectful way.
For judges, Be SMART + Be SAFE is a one of a kind deferred disposition engagement resource. The Be SMART + Be SAFE Booklet & Online Test provides a social and emotional foundation for improving interactions with police and other authority figures .
Confidence at traffic stops
Knowledge of the law
Best practice behavior with authority
The lessons in Be SMART + Be SAFE will serve young people for a lifetime. Although designed for interactions with police at traffic stops, the curriculum also addresses other law enforcement interactions so that all encounters result in positive outcomes and everyone gets home safely.
Be SMART + Be SAFE is designed to keep high stakes interactions between young people and law enforcement from escalating unnecessarily into a crisis with the overall goal of ensuring all parties engage each other with both dignity and respect.