The Alternative Sentencing Council (ASC) is made up of community members who have experience in working with Community Based Organizations on issues related to public safety. The ASC’s role is to review and recommend whether a candidate should receive an alternative sentence which could include learning a trade or working with a community based organization. Eligible candidates will be encouraged to examine the root causes of their criminality and commit to positive change.
Provides citizens with an improved understanding of the criminal justice system. Participants receive an overview of the criminal justice system, including the roles and challenges of law enforcement, attorneys, and the courts. There are also several field trips and ride-along.
Students learn about the criminal justice system and engage in open communication with law enforcement about issues affecting youth. There is also a field trip that includes visiting the Court and DA’s Office. Students are encouraged to consider a career in the criminal justice system.
Links youth and their families directly to resources and services provided by community and faith-based organizations, schools as well as city, county and other government agencies that provide youth services.