Early interventions that prevent high-risk youth from engaging in repeat criminal offenses can save the public nearly $5.7 million in costs over a lifetime.
Negative interactions with law enforcement and over incarceration of American citizens is a huge problem and a comprehensive approach needs to be taken.
When Cops Come Knockin’ is a straight forward solution that demystifies criminal law interactions with law enforcement, the basics of what the police can and can’t do, what you should and shouldn’t do and the kinds of things you probably aren’t aware can get you into trouble. When Cops Come Knockin’ makes young people aware of this so they can make better decisions.
Created in 2008 by two lawyers, what started as an epiphany regarding behaviors that are engaged in every day by youth that lead to serious consequences in the criminal justice system, has now become the go to guide for institutions who govern, or provide services that deal with large groups of young people for education on all aspects of criminal law.
Intended to be 6, 8 or 10 weeks, with a recommend 80% completion of the material included, the program varies, and is designed to be a modulated format so an instructor can pick and choose what areas work for their group. This is the most flexible program of its type while still maintaining the rigor and intensity necessary to reinforce the information over an extensive period of time.
We say education is the great equalizer, but there is one thing that levels the playing field even more; if you break the law everything can be taken from you. Sometimes it’s not enough to know your rights, you have to know how to express your rights in a non-confrontational manner that will allow you to extricate yourself from a situation with your life and rights intact.