The Prevention Program understands there are external factors that often lead youth into crime. The program addresses documented, chronic needs by providing support and intervention to youth through an individualized and holistic approach. The program concentrates on five domains with youth: head, heart, health, home and hobbies.
Youth are referred to the Prevention Program by school administrators, teachers, parents, and/or the juvenile justice system. Youth may be referred to the program due to truancy, failing grades, self-destructive behaviors, or problems in the home. We seek to provide help to the students and families that want help.
The Prevention Program is staffed by highly experienced and trained professionals who understand adolescent development and how to deal with at-risk youth.
The Prevention Program is faith based and believes regardless of life’s circumstances a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is vitally important.
During a single year, an estimated 2.1 million youth under the age of 18 are arrested in the United States.
"This presentation helped me know what to do and what not to do. Megan helped me know how to look at my life and learn from my mistakes." -Student, LMS
Presentations: Youth will have the opportunity to hear real life experiences from those who have made poor decisions and suffered their consequences. The presentations illustrate the significance of choices even at an early age.
Prison Tours: Youth will tour a medium/maximum-security prison. It is not intended to scare, but rather educate on the reality of poor decision making. The guided tour will be conducted by Prevention and Facility Staff. Youth may have the chance to hear stories from inmates and visit the cafeteria, recreation yards, dormitories, as well as lock-down units. Youth will also see career opportunities within the Department of Corrections. Each institution will determine what the tour group will see upon arrival.