This bill would require the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) to create a mentorship program that pairs New York City middle school students with New York City Police officers.
Int. No. 648
By Council Members Eugene and Holden
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a mentorship program pairing middle school students with active duty police officers.
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 4 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-406 to read as follows:
§ 21-406 Mentorship program. The department shall develop a voluntary mentorship program for middle school students. Such program shall pair middle school students, who are recommended for such program by the department of education, with police officers from the precinct where such students’ schools are located. The department shall coordinate with the department of education to receive such recommendations.
§ 2. This local law shall take effect immediately upon its enactment into law.