JAR program

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Juveniles At Risk (J.A.R) is common name for programs sponsored by Police departments. The Huntington Park Police Department and the Police Department in the City of Marwood both have such program [1].

The program homepage in Huntington describes the program as

, J.A.R. is an intervention program designed to change the destructive behavior of an at-risk youth. The program is about choices, consequences and it focuses on the development of respect, discipline, integrity and responsibility. The program is carried out by police officers through lectures, guest speakers, physical training, community service and field trips.

The program is open for youth from 12 to 15 years old, both male and female. Oddly enough the youth can be signed up by the parents even if they have not committed a crime.

They also have a program for kids aged 8 to 11 [2].

Program structure

There are two phases:

  • The first initial week of extreme intervention
  • Saturdays for a total of 12 weeks from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. During those 12 weeks parents are also required to attend 3 hours of parenting classes.

External Links

References

  1. Police Community programs, city of Marwood
  2. Junior Jar program, the city of Huntington