Community Policing Program


The Reality Check Video card – A 67 minute video to help teens and adults make better choices, (A $35 value for as low as $5 for police departments) is a great tool for any police department to help the community and foster positive community relations.

FLPD - Reality Check Video Gift Card frontPolice departments and local communities purchase the Reality Check Video Card to give out to residents to foster positive community relations between the police and the citizens they serve, as well as help local kids to make the right choices and avoid illegal activity. When the police department or sheriff’s department purchase the Reality Check Video Card they have them printed with their department logo saying “We Care About Kids……” – or whatever they want, a personalized video message from the chief, mayor, city manager or whoever you decide and a personalized webpage. What a powerful tool to show the community you care. A small investment by a sheriff, police department, city, etc. will return an untold amount with fewer arrests; the police can be out patrolling the streets preventing  crimes and having a positive presence. The police will not be looked at as an enemy, but as a helper. Breaking down the “Us Against Them” mentality is what community policing is all about.

Larry Lawton, Founder and President of the Reality Check Program and Larry Carter, President and CEO of the L Carter Group explain how the Reality Check Video Card program works.


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Positive Press

Fort Lauderdale Police Press Release 12/17/15

Sheriffs use DVDs for at-risk youth.
11/19 – Florida Today
Saving Young Lives – Ex-convicts Program With Rockledge Police Smart Way to Fight Crime
6/20 – Florida Today Editorial

Special pricing for police departments

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Keynote & Motivational Speaking

He is not their Father, Mother, Teacher, Counselor, or the Police; he is an ex-con and Paralegal with a passion for helping teens and young adults. Lawrence Lawton spent 11 years in some of the toughest federal prisons in the country. He was convicted of racketeering in connection with jewelry robberies. Upon his release from prison, he founded the Reality Check Program.
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Available for presentations, keynote addresses, and motivational speaking; Larry Lawton has appears on national TV, radio, been written about in newspapers all over the world. Larry brings the most entertaining, inspirational, motivational and informative stories to audiences throughout the United States. In particular, Larry has a unique way of speaking to teens and young adults; they listen to his message as he speaks their language with facts, truth and no sugarcoating. Fill out a contact form and let us know your needs, a member of Larry’s team will get right back with you to discuss booking Larry for your next event.

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Gang Prevention Programs

Law enforcement agencies and community organizations have relied on Larry Lawton and the Reality Check Program to assist with gang issues. Many of our youth are getting involved with gangs which can result in gang violence or worse. As a gang mediator in prison, Larry knows the gangs and how to talk their language. He can help coordinate anti-gang efforts; including gathering and sharing information on gang activity, gang prevention programming, and education and gang awareness workshops. Larry can provide assistance to law enforcement in preventing gang violence. Mr. Lawton can also provide teens and young adults with meaningful information and viable alternatives to help with avoiding associations with gangs.


Consulting & Expert Witnessing

Consultation is available for individuals awaiting trial, sentencing or an individual who was convicted and awaiting incarceration; Sentencing testimony is critical. How much time an individual gets varies and using every resource is essential in getting the fairest sentence possible. Learn about post conviction work, the appeals process, prison transfers, halfway house issues, all prison issues, survival and re-entry. Understanding what will happen throughout the court process and what happens in prison is critical. Insight is provided on how to live behind bars, stay out of trouble, and identify potential dangers. For families, understanding visitation rights is essential.

Larry Lawton and his team are aware of critical and up to date information regarding prisons, federal and state prisoner rehabilitation programs, inmate rights and institutional policies. Larry is available to document or testify in most areas of corrections or the prison system as a Corrections Expert Witness and as a Sentencing Specialist.

Larry Lawton is a certified paralegal; he has expert experience with the Federal Bureau of Prisons as well as expert knowledge of system guidelines and the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.).

“Larry Lawton is a valuable resource who brings hard-earned experience, enthusiasm and a genuine desire to help people to every case he works.  He has “real world cred” that reaches people, both young and old, in a way that a parent, attorney, spouse or friend could not.”

— Robin C. Lemonidis, Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Consultation fee is 250.00 per hour.  (Case rates available) Travel expenses additional.  To pay for Consultation – Click Here – Once paid, a representative will contact you and set an appointment to speak with Larry.

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