The Juvenile Intervention Program (J.I.P.) was designed to show troubled teens the reality of incarceration. Juveniles have misconceptions about what life in jail is truly like. They see incidents such as police pursuits, gang violence and drive-by shootings and do not realize the consequences of criminal behavior. Today's youth have developed a respect for criminals and the wrong idea that life in the criminal justice system is glamorous. This misconception commonly has been delivered by television, or results from the juvenile having friends and family members who have been through the jail system.
This program is not for all juveniles. It is geared toward those who have begun a negative lifestyle or are on the verge of heading down the wrong path, such as alcohol, drugs, gangs and violence.
ALL YOUTHS ARE AT RISK:
The J.I.P. is for parents or guardians who need intervention in their juvenile's life.
THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO:
Re-direct negative behavior.
Provide partnership with law enforcement, the community and schools.
Increase understanding of the criminal justice system.
Emphasize the legal consequences of violating the law.