How should teenagers act when they encounter law enforcement? What should they say? Who should they call? These are just a few of the questions that will be answered at the “Youth and the Law” forum at Southwest College on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The event is presented by the Long Beach/Inglewood/South Bay Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, the Southern California Chapter of National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), the non-profit Crimson and Kreme Foundation, and the Associated Students Organization of Southwest College.
Boys and girls from the sixth through 12th grades can get the “real deal” from a diverse group of law enforcement personnel, including judges, deputy sheriffs, police officers, deputy district attorneys, defense attorneys, probation officers, correctional officers, and parole agents from the state department of juvenile justice as well as officials from state prisons.
The forum topics will include how to interact with police officers or deputy sheriffs; don’t be in the wrong place at the wrong time; how the criminal justice system works; what happens if you go to jail or prison; and taking responsibility for your actions to avoid the criminal justice system.
The event is a personal dialogue with young men and women to promote education and communication with law enforcement. Rights and responsibilities will be discussed, as well as the consequences of one’s actions.
Registration for this event is required. Visit www.lbisbnupes.com/youth-and-the-law-registration to complete the online registration form.