Son Caught With Marijuana – By: Larry Lawton

Reality Check Program Question and AnswerQuestion: My son (16) got caught with a small amount of marijuana. What should l do?

Answer: If you go to our website, Lawton911.com and look at the identifying at risk teens page you will see your son in #5 and #24.

What will happen? If he was caught by the police he was probably released to you and you were given a date to appear in juvenile court.  Each case is different so calling a lawyer might be the best route. We can recommend different lawyers in different areas, contact us and check out our resource page. Most first time cases will qualify for a diversion program or another program like the Reality Check Court Ordered DVD.

Getting caught with “any” drug is serious, and yes, this includes alcohol. You might say, marijuana is minor, but it is a start and no kid starts off with heroin, cocaine, pills, etc.  Most kids Read More »

Community Policing – By: Larry Lawton

1The “Us Against Them” mentality that the citizens and police have needs to change.

When a community sees the police are willing to work with the “WHOLE” community, the police gain true partners. Most families have a member who made some serious mistakes and has a record, or is an addict, or at least they know of a family member, relative or friend, who made mistakes, and when the citizens see the police are willing to work with those people, the police gain trust. It is not about race, it is about an attitude towards people who have made mistakes. EVERYONE has made mistakes and the police are Read More »

Community policing and how it can work – Reality Check Program DVD

Community PolicingCommunity policing and how it can work. The “Us Against Them” mentality that the citizens in certain communities and the police have can be fixed, Here is how……

While the majority of data shows that community policing works, it is how it is implemented that is so important.

When the community sees the police are willing to work with an ex-con and the #1 program to help their child, the police gain true partners. Most families have a member who made some serious mistakes and has a record, or is an addict, or at least they know of a relative, or friend, who Read More »

Holiday Season Help – Drugs Are The Killer Of Our Youth – By: Larry Lawton

The Reality Check Program has been in business for six years now and we have seen a trend. We get more calls for help during the holiday season. Is it because kids are off school  and have more time to get in trouble or is it the stresses of the holiday season? We suspect there are numerous reasons and causes, but as we always say, there is a time and place to Read More »

Larry Lawton on why he is so passionate about helping young people stay on the straight and narrow?

Larry Lawton on why he is so passionate about helping young people and the Reality Check Program

Q: Why are you so passionate about helping young people stay on the straight and narrow?

A: It is not about the straight and narrow. Young people are supposed to make choices, mistakes and learn from them. What I do is, help young people understand that one bad choice can ruin their life.  I never tell a young person what to do; I show them in sometimes Read More »