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Juvenile Redirection Program

Sheriff Lamb's Juvenile Redirection Program is a pre-arrest initiative for young people who have gotten into trouble and are referred by a deputy or a parent.

"I realized we needed to do something for our youth, especially youth who are struggling, making poor decisions,” said Sheriff Mark Lamb.

The Three month program consists of weekly classroom sessions, where students work on setting personal goals, focus on career development, and talk about the problems of drugs and alcohol.

Participants also commit to community service hours at a local farm, Hoofbeats with Heart, spending Saturday mornings cleaning up after the animals and learning to care for them. There, students also have scheduled equine therapy time with the horses and a licensed counselor to get to the root of their problems.

“If you were to look at your jail population, I would say that a good 20 - 30 percent probably could have been affected in a positive manner if they would've had a program like this,” said Sheriff Lamb.

The Sheriff’s Juvenile Redirection Program began in January, 2019. By May, 2020, nearly 100 students had graduated. None had reoffended.

Please call 520-705-5711 for more information.


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