Juvenile Intervention Program Helps Put Teens Back on Track

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– The Sheriff’s Juvenile Intervention Program was developed 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. The JIP Program is geared toward juveniles who have begun to engage in negative behaviors and attitudes or are heading down a path of alcohol, drugs, gangs or violence. Families participating in the JIP Program must live in San Bernardino County, and juveniles must be between 13 and 17 years of age. Juveniles applying for the program must not have been to Juvenile Hall or be currently involved in any ongoing criminal proceedings. The participant must have a parent or guardian willing to attend the JIP Program. For more information, call Sheriff’s Public Affairs at (909) 387-3767 or visit www.SBCounty.gov/sheriff.

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