(Newswire.net — December 17, 2015) Palm Bay, Florida — The Fort Lauderdale Police department and the Reality Check Program have partnered to educate parents and help teens by agreeing to distribute 10,000 video gift cards to local youth. Helping a parent’s son or daughter is the single best thing a police agency can do to gain community support. The Fort Lauderdale Police department takes the lead with educating parents and helping teens. The FLPD purchased 10,000 Reality Check video Gift cards to give out to the community. “One of the many goals of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department is to help the youth of our community,” said Frank Adderley, Fort Lauderdale Police Chief. The Reality Check Program video gift card is the nationally recognized Reality Check Program (normally $35) on a gift card with a specific code. The user can access the program on a computer, Ipad, Iphone or any other device.
The Reality Check Program has four parts:
1. Choice Making
2. What Prison Is Really like
3. What You Will Lose
4. Avoiding And Dissolving Bad Associations.
A few ways the Reality Check video gift card works and the benefits include:
1. An officer who catches a kid, say breaking an abandon house window can give the parent the RC video gift card and say, “This is compliments of the Fort Lauderdale Police department. We caught your son in a minor infraction which could lead to more serious trouble, we’re here to help”. After watching the video the individual might “get it” and realize that the choices he makes today can affect the rest of his life.
2. By possibly changing the way the individual thinks we save possible future victims.
3. The program fosters a great community relationship between the police and the citizens. Many communities have an “us against them” mentality. By helping citizens (i.e. parent with a wayward kid) the citizens will be more willing to help the police solve crimes. The next time a major crime happens the citizens are more inclined to get involved.
“Most police officers join the force to help people,” said Larry Lawton, one of the founders of the Reality Check Program. “Giving an officer a tool to help people and open a positive dialogue makes it possible to connect with the community in a positive way. The RC video gift card increases moral and has long term benefits for the officer,” Lawton said. Lawton is the first ex-con in the United States to be sworn in as an honorary police officer and first ex-con recognized on the floor of the United States Congress for his work with helping young people. He is also an author, motivational speaker, TV analyst and program developer who regularly appears on national television including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX, MSNBC and various other networks.
For more information about the Reality Check video gift card program visit RealityCheckProgram.com or call 844-922-4800.
About The Reality Check Program
The Reality Check Subscription Service educates parents on new drugs in schools, texting symbols, how to recognize gang activity, bullying signs, eating disorders, legal issues, how to deal with a traffic stop, and many, many more current and ever changing topics. Larry Lawton developed the nationally recognized Reality Check Program in 2008. In 2013, Larry was the first ever ex-con sworn in as an honorary police officer and the first ever ex-con recognized on the floor of the United States Congress for his work helping young people. The Reality Check Program is used by the Department of Justice Weed & Seed program, Judges, Law Enforcement, Schools, Businesses, Churches and Parents from all over the United States and other countries. Larry’s vast experience dealing with law enforcement, the courts, thousands of teens, young adults and parents makes him one of the leading experts in the United States when it comes to helping parents find solutions and recognize pitfalls with regards to their child.
The Reality Check ProgramPO Box 61775
Palm Bay, Florida 32906