In June of 2004, the Juvenile Court and Crossroads Foundation, Inc. were awarded a grant to fund the Real Life Alternative to Detention Program. Real Life is a collaborative effort between Forsyth County, Hall County, Dawson County and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.
This program is a six part series of weekends designed to provide today's youth with the necessary life skills needed in order to survive in today's world. The primary focus of Real Life is to provide an alternative to 60-90 day detention programs. The program offers a consequence to negative behavior with a community service aspect, experiential learning exercises and class work covering life skills topics such as setting short-term and long-term goals, employment, budgeting, sex, housing, life skills management and manners.
For more information on the Real Life Alternative to Detention Program, call Crossroads Foundation, Inc. at 770-843-8001, or click on the Crossroads Foundation link.