LMPD's Gentleman's Academy
LMPD's Gentleman's Academy is a six-week summer camp operated from Louisville in Kentucky.
The targetgroup is male teenagers aged between 12 and 17 <ref>LMPD's Gentleman's Academy helps troubled youth, By Stephan Johnson, WDRB news, July 15 2013</ref>.
In order to recruit the type of youth appropriate for such a study, the Louisville Metro Police Department identified several young men between grade levels 5-12 who had exhibited minor delinquent behaviors. Referrals came from parents, school staff, social workers, and police officers <ref name="m">Satisfaction with a Six-Week Intervention for At-Risk Juveniles, University of Louisville, Center for Mental Health Disparities, November 2014</ref>.
In the news[redigér]
- August 2014 two University of Louisville graduate students who worked in a Metro Police summer residential program for at-risk youths say officers mentally and physically abused some participants. <ref>Police program abused children, suit alleges, by Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, August 20 2014</ref>
- August 2014 two employees sued the program due to alleged punishment after having testified about possible abuse in the program <ref>Gentleman's Academy employees suing after alleged abuse, By Ali Hammond, Wave3 news, August 27 2014</ref>
- November 2014 another lawsuit was filed <ref>New lawsuit filed involving Gentlemen's Academy, by Renee Murphy, WHAS 11 news, November 14 2014</Ref>