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Our youth diversion program stands for:

Self discipline

These characteristics are instilled in the youth in effort to provide them with the tools they need to become successful.

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. is 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 law enforcement taking a leadership role by partnering with community based organizations reaching out to make a difference with youth in our communities.

• 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.

• S.H.O.C.K. is changing the perceptions youth have toward themselves, parents, law enforcement, and the community, by working with them one-on-one to foster positive relationships. 

• S.H.O.C.K. is informing today’s youth that we care and are addressing the challenges which influence their quality of life within our communities.

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, 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 application below with basic information to see if this program is the right fit for your family.
2.) You will get an email from Project life long letting you know your application was sent to the S.H.O.C.K. program director. 
3.) An application and waivers will be sent to your email, read them, sign them then follow instructions to submit them. 
4.) Only those who have completed an application will receive an email for interviews. (January or August)

Still have Question?

Contact Deputy at [email protected]

Project life long collects all of our applications please click on link below.

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