for kids of all ages, the Choices program
brings a member of the Sheriff’s
Office and/or inmates directly
into the classroom or auditorium
to discuss drug and alcohol abuse.
Inmates share the consequences
of their own bad decisions and
the difficulties they face in
jail, and upon their eventual
release. The importance of education
is emphasized as a major player
in enabling young people to make
good, healthy choices.
male and female inmates chosen
to send this important message
are carefully selected from a
minimum security unit. Each presentation
is individually designed to accommodate
group size, allotted time frame,
ages and backgrounds of participants.
Program sites include, but are
not limited to, public and parochial
schools, after school programs,
boys and girls clubs, and civic
based groups. Workshops and presentations
have also been coordinated for
Awareness Days, Health Fairs,
and Career Fairs.
Hodgson started CHOICES
in an attempt to reach young people
in Bristol County with the message
that students who stay in school
are less likely to wind up in
Sheriff’s Office is committed
to provide quality
programs that impact the quality
of life for America’s youth.
We have continuously tailored
our programs and presentations
to address youth at risk issues.
The programs listed here have been
presented in various communities
throughout Bristol County and
are available to all Schools,
Community Organizations, Parent/Teacher
Groups, Courts, and Law Enforcement