Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announces a partnership with the United States Parents Involved in Education (U.S.P.I.E.) and the Institute for Emerging Leaders, Incorporated. The Sheriff stated that this is a first for a law enforcement agency to implement an evidence-based abstinence education program for youth and their families.
Sheriff Leon Lott stated that a brief press conference will take place just prior to the start of the seminar at 9:00 AM on Thursday, November 17, 2016; 111 Doctor’s Circle at the Benedict College Milton Kimpson Center for Graduate Studies and Continuing Education. The Sheriff will be joined by the President of U.S.P.I.E., Sheri Few, and Deputy Steffany Boyd to discuss this ground-breaking initiative for the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.
Sheriff Leon Lott stated that this partnership aims to increase awareness about the benefits of young adults abstaining from sex until marriage. The “Think Truth Today” 2k16 Fall Institute, is the backdrop for this event and is one of many activities in a series of seminars, workshops, and trainings designed specifically for leaders in law enforcement, faith-based and educational organizations, to include parents and youth. Funding for this partnership is provided by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).
The Sheriff stated that these services will be available to those in Richland and Orangeburg Counties. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department through its Youth Services Division will also expand its relationship with the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office through mentorship for youth, family, and community related programs. For more information please contact Deputy Steffany Boyd (803) 543-4864
November 15, 2016
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