This program is designed for youth ages 11 through 17 years old and their parents.
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The goal of the Wakeup program is to teach young people to make correct choices and understand that the decisions they make today will affect their future.
Classes are facilitated by a police officer with assistance from law enforcement personnel, family service agencies and community organizations.
Classes are held at the Modesto Police Department once a week for nine weeks. During each class session instructors share their specialized knowledge and experience to provide a straightforward, realistic view about the realities associated with making poor choices.
In addition, there is an all-day field trip for all participants to Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) where they are given a tour of the prison and participate in the Straight Life Program.
It is mandatory for at least one parent to be in attendance at each class session along with their child.
This is a nine-week educational program. The Wakeup program class times vary. Contact the Modesto Police Department Youth Services Division at 209-572-9500 to enroll.