A Georgia Judge in Bibb County brought a few kids to tears when she shows them the consequences for hanging out with the wrong crowd as well as being disrespectful and using drugs.
The “Consider The Consequences” program offers kids 9 to 17 years old a better alternative by teaching them better ethics which translate to them staying in school, graduating and having a better opportunity to go to college.
This particular program is designed for troubled kids that are heading in the path of destruction. The kids actually visit a prison system and put on a prison jumpsuit to experience what it’s really like to be in a real prison with real criminals.
Bibb County Superior Court Judge Verda Colvin brings a courtroom full of children that many would consider undesirables to tears when she tugs at their heartstrings and speaks to them as a loving mother would her own child.
Judge Colvin asks the teens “What do you want to do?” The judge goes on to tell the teens in the courtroom “You’re special. Stop being disrespectful to your parents. Care about yourfuture. Be somebody. Anybody can be nothing. Be something. Care about yourselves. Do it. The only person stopping you is you. Do you understand me?”
This is a very positive program designed to bring about positive change and give the kids the necessary tools needed to be successful adults.
If you would like more information on how to enroll your child in the no-cost monthly program, you can call Lieutenant Ellis Sinclair with the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Outreach at 478-803-2701.