Palm Coast, FL - The Flagler County Sheriff's Office holds another day of an at-risk juvenile program aimed to steer them in the right direction.
This morning (December 2nd), selected juvenile participants met at the Jail Administration Building at Flagler County Jail where they were to begin their day in the SWEAT program (Sheriff's Work Ethic And Training).
After saying goodbye to their parents/guardians, the juveniles were instructed to surrender all electronic devices and jewelry. In exchange, they were given a reflective safety vest with "S.W.E.A.T." printed on the back.
The juveniles were then transported to the beach for a two-hour cleanup. After the cleanup, the participants were transported back to Flagler County Jail, where they got to get a "real look" at what a stay inside the "Green Roof In" is like.
While at FCJ, participants were served bag lunches identical to that of an inmate's. After lunch, they were led to a jail classroom where they met guest speakers, both of whom were current inmates at FCJ.
“The Sheriff’s S.W.E.A.T. program is one more way for us to provide our troubled youth with the mentoring, leadership, and guidance they need to not continue down a path of crime,” Sheriff Staly said. “This program not only helps them fulfill court-ordered community service hours but also provides these kids with insight to what their future will be if their criminal conduct continues. I hope that all of the juveniles participating today turn their lives around and become productive adults.”
FCSO implemented the program last July. The mission is to supervise, guide, mentor and lead juvenile offenders by direction and discussions. A total of 57 participants have attended the program.