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Programs

Mentoring and Leadership Programs

Sports Programs

Intervention Programs

Community Outreach Programs

Program Descriptions

Sacramento Sheriff's Activities League (SAL) - Bridges the gap between law enforcement, kids and the community through sports, instructive activities and by establishing mentoring relationships. SAL's mission is to develop youth to become productive citizens, build positive character and prevent crime. Check out their website here.

Sacramento Sheriff's Community Impact Program (SCIP) - Sheriff's deputies work in partnership with other law enforcement agencies, community-based organizations, schools, businesses and individuals to deliver high-quality programs and services to foster productive citizens by engaging youth in dynamic community programs. Check out their website here.

Mentoring Programs - Mentoring offers positive adult contact for many at-risk youth in the Sacramento area. The Youth Services Unit established partnerships with local school districts, non-profit community and faith-based organizations to assist and participate in weekly mentoring sessions. Mentoring curriculum includes the "One Circle" small group mentoring model and addresses topics like gang intervention/prevention, drug awareness, bullying, peer pressure, and making good life choices. For more information contact Deputy Cornelius Dutton at cdutton@sacsheriff.com.

Girls Circle - A structured support group for girls, ages 9-18 years old. The program was designed to foster self-esteem and encourage girls to maintain connections with peers and positive "role model" women in the community. For more information contact Deputy Gen Saelee at gsaelee@sacsheriff.com.

Sheriff's Youth Leadership Academy (SYLA) - This program is hosted at several school sites in Sacramento. Offered as an elective, the program exposes youth to many facets of law enforcement. Officers facilitate the program and encourage youth to own their future by making good choices. For more information contact Deputy Nathan Nguyen at nnguyen@sacsheriff.com.

Youth Leadership Council (YLC) - Officers will identify young leaders within our community and mentor them, instilling a sense of community, responsibility, and leadership. Various activities throughout the year will specifically target these goals. Youth leadership members work alongside Deputy Sheriff's at events, learn to organize their own community events, identify community issues and help address them and act as advisors to other community partners. For more information contact Deputy Shelly Hodgkins at shodgkins@sacsheriff.com.

Sheriff's Explorer Program - Becoming an Explorer offers opportunities for youth ages 14-21 to learn about law enforcement and to work alongside deputies at community events and law enforcement operations. Advisors conduct training specifically addressing curriculum presented in the Sheriff's Training Academy, helping to prepare participants for a career in Law Enforcement. For more information contact Deputy Shelly Hodgkins at shodgkins@sacsheriff.com.

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SHOCK Program - This intensive eight week program addresses a variety of at risk behaviors, including chronic absenteeism, disruptions at school, signs of experimentation with drugs and/or alcohol, as well as involvement with criminal street gangs. Participants meet twice a week with deputy sheriffs, counselors and a variety of community partners who teach life lessons and offer avenues to re-direct these behaviors. Space in classes is extremely limited. For more information contact Deputy Michael Saigeon at msaigeon@sacsheriff.com.

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Boxing Program - Youth are introduced to the fundamentals of boxing with the guidance of a trusted, dedicated and professional coaching staff. Sheriff's deputies and coaching staff work together to mentor and motivate participating youth to make the right choices in life, become positive role models. For more information contact Deputy Miguel Arias at marias@sacsheriff.com

Friday Night Hoops - Throughout the Sacramento area, Youth Services Unit deputies partner with community and faith based organizations and school districts to provide a safe environment for youth on Friday evenings. Participating youth get to personally interact with deputies, who teach "life lessons" and mentor youth in making more positive life choices. For more information contact Deputy Cornelius Dutton at cdutton@sacsheriff.com.

Basketball Camps & Tournaments - Youth Services Unit deputies partner with professional coaching staff, and community and faith-based organizations, to hold instructional and recreational basketball camps, teaching youth the fundamentals of the game. Periodically, tournaments are hosted throughout the Sacramento area, in partnership with other local law enforcement activities leagues and organizations.For more information contact Deputy Cornelius Dutton at cdutton@sacsheriff.com.

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Community Gang Awareness Symposiums - These symposiums are designed to provide community partners with information about current gang/graffiti trends. Included is an opportunity to engage community partners and parents in positive dialog and to trade ideas and design solutions to address the numerous issues local youth face. For more information contact Sergeant Cary Trzcinski at ctrzcinski@sacsheriff.com..

"Lunch Time" with YSU - Deputies from the Youth Services Unit have "lunch" with local elementary, middle and high school students. Deputies attend school lunch times and spend directly interacting with youth. Deputies conduct recreational and sports programs while introducing youth to law enforcement in a very positive setting. For more information contact Sergeant Cary Trzcinski at ctrzcinski@sacsheriff.com..

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