S.H.O.C.K. Diversion Program
The mission of the S.H.O.C.K. diversion program is to intervene in and redirect the lives of at-risk youth. By offering educational workshops, skill-building activities, and personalized support, we strive to empower youth to take responsibility for their actions. We aim to help youth make positive life changes necessary to succeed as productive citizens.
The vision of the S.H.O.C.K. diversion program is to be recognized by the court system as an alternative resource for youth. S.H.O.C.K. will meet the unique needs of our youth and assist them in making successful community partnerships. Through mentoring and education, our graduates will gain life skills to be successful in their future endeavors.
Self-Discipline: the ability to control one's feelings and overcome one's weaknesses; the ability to pursue what one thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it.
Honor: to regard or treat (others) with admiration and respect
Optimism: hopefulness and confidence about the future
Character: the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual
Knowledge: facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education
What is S.H.O.C.K.?
• S.H.O.C.K. is an 8-week structured program for juveniles, 12 to 17 years old, who demonstrate risky behavior and are at risk of entering the criminal justice system.
• S.H.O.C.K. encourages juveniles to pursue a better path by providing them with incentives, motivating them through positive reinforcement and encouraging them to participate in team building activities.
• S.H.O.C.K. is geared towards educating youth regarding their choices and consequences for those choices.
• S.H.O.C.K. is building a strong relationship between law enforcement, community based organizations, schools, and families so youth can make positive choices.
• S.H.O.C.K. is prevention through intervention and education in an effort to break a cycle that has no future.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does this program cost?
The program is completely free to the youth.
Is this a scared straight program?
No, this is not a scared straight program. Studies have shown those programs are not effective. This is an educational program, focused on teaching youth about the consequences for their choices.
What is the age limit?
The age range is 12 to 17 years old.
Location and time?
North Sacramento, Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-8:00pm
Why have I not heard anything?
Most of our communication is through email. Please check your spam mail.
Also note that we only have two 8-week programs a year, spring and fall. We will send out emails for interviews closer to the start date of the program. (January or August)
What is the process?
1.) Start the process below with basic information to see if this program is the right fit for your family.
2.) You will get an email from Project lifelong letting you know your application was sent to the S.H.O.C.K. program director.
3.) You will receive a phone call to follow up with concerns about your youth’s behavior and questions about the program.
4.) An application and waivers will be sent to your email, read them, sign them then follow instructions to submit them.
5.) You will then receive an email to sign up for interviews. (January or August)
6.) You will receive an email within 2 weeks of interviews letting you know if your youth was accepted.