Pulaski County to Apply for Operation Round Up Grant for ‘Policing the Teen Brain’ Program

Pulaski County officials are seeking grant funding to continue offering the “Policing the Teen Brain” program.

Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Coordinator Dr. Natalie Daily Federer told the county commissioners last week that it’s a training opportunity for probation officers, jail officers, teachers, and others who work with young people. “My budget doesn’t allow to support that training this year, and that’s why I was going to seek out funding for the training,” she explained. “We pay to bring in a faculty member from IU that comes up and teaches for the day about a young person’s brain development, as well as impact of trauma to the youth brain, which is very interesting. And he’s an excellent presenter, but he does come with a cost.”

The commissioners agreed to let her apply for a $2,300 Operation Round Up grant from Fulton County REMC. Pulaski County’s “Policing the Teen Brain” training is scheduled for the end of June.