Greenville County Sheriff Youth Program

Navigating Interactions

Seth Stokes
July 14, 2017 - 9:55 am
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Greenville, SC July 20 & 21, 2017. The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Strategies for Youth (SFY), is launching the Juvenile Justice Jeopardy ((JJJeopardy) game at the Marcus Whitfield Summer Camp Youth Summit. County youth, sheriff’s deputies, civilian personnel, and volunteers will be trained to become game leaders and play the game with youth.

An interactive game derived from the TV show, JJJeopardy teaches youth how to navigate interactions with peers and police, and to be aware of the short and long term implications of arrest and court involvement on youths’ future educational and employment opportunities.

“It is important that youth and law enforcement interact in a positive way. The JJJeopardy game helps to set the foundation for a better relationship by bringing youth factual
information about how to behave toward police,” said Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis. “The large number of negative interactions between police and youth reported around the country in the past year make many youth anxious about how to interact with law enforcement,” said Lisa H. Thurau, SFY Executive Director. “It is more important than ever to
provide youth with accurate information about how to interact with their peers and police.”

“We want to make sure youth in Greenville County have the information they need to avoid escalating interactions with officers,” said Sheriff Lewis. “And we want to fill the gap and make clear to youth the consequences of engaging with their peers in situations. This game teaches young people this information.

“And we hope parents will come play it, too, to be sure they give their children the best,accurate . advice,” Sheriff Lewis added.


WHAT: Juvenile Justice Jeopardy SC 29617
WHERE: Berea High School ‐ 201 Burdine Dr, Greenville, HEN and 12:15 am
W
: Thursday (7/20/17) at 09:15 am
Friday (7/21/17) at 09:00 am CONTACT: Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis

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