Integration and advancement after Juvenile Detention

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Integration and advancement after Juvenile Detention

Now your son or daughter is done with juvenile court system. They have been released. You have to think back to what caused them to be in this position. First of all, kids don´t commit crimes in a vacuum. They are out there committing these offences because of some system. That system could be their group of friends. That system could be the difficult neighborhood they live in, their school, who they hang out with, their peer group. It could be drugs. It could be alcohol. It could be a variety of things that have caused them to make this bad choice that got them in trouble. So now, you have to look at what system was it that put them in this position because of the people that they are hanging out with, that is the key ingredient right there. You are who you hang with and if you are hanging with good kids who are making good choices, then you are not going to be getting into trouble. But if you are hanging with kids even though you are a good kid but you are hanging with kids that are getting in trouble, they are going to lead you down that path. And you are just going to be pressured into it and you are going to follow their lead. And you are going to be in trouble. So now that you have come out of the system, you have come out of the juvenile court system, you are looking for I am going on a different path. So you need to make sure who they hang out with. Pay attention to the time of days that they are in and out of the house. Pay attention to the kind of money that they have. Pay attention to their attitudes and their moods. Pay attention to their grades in school. Those are all indicators of positive or negative issues within their life.

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Lt. Joe Laramie

Former Police Lieutenant

In 2012 Lt. Joe Laramie (retired) formed Laramie Consulting, where he provides strategies and solutions for law enforcement and schools to address policy and training on a variety of technology and child exploration issues. He has 30 years of experience in the area of child protection, was certified Police Juvenile Specialist and taught D.A.R.E. for 15 years. From 2010-2011 he worked for the Missouri Attorney General as Adminstrator of Computer Forensics Lab, responsible for addressing online crimes against children, cyber bullying and human trafficking. In 2010, after 31 years of service he retired as a Lieutenant from the Glendale Police Department, where he was detached form 2003-2010 as Commander of the Missouri Interent Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. During his time with MO ICAC he served the National ICAC Task Force Program as liaison to Interent Safety Organizaitons such as Netsmartz, iKeepSafe, and Web Wise Kids, and was a member of the Executive Committee. He is a nationally known speaker on the topic of online crimes against children, technology safety, and cyber bullying. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Bellevue University and is a 2004 graduate of the FBI National Academy.

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