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vidascvsheriff-cropThis is the last week to submit applications for the the VIDA (Vital Intervention and Directional Alternatives) for the academy which begins Aug. 17 in Santa Clarita.

VIDA is a structured 16-week academy designed to steer non-violent “at-risk” youth, between the ages of 12-17 away from negative behavior and truancy, while breaking the cycle of criminal behavior. VIDA utilizes proactive, innovative, cognitive based techniques to provide positive redirection for participants and their families. Deputies in the program work directly with community based organizations, teachers, psychologists, and drug counselors who donate their time and expertise to assist in the success of the program. VIDA is an effort to educate youth about their choices and the consequences of those choices.

Mandatory Class Schedule For The 16 Week Program

Every Wednesday — 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Class participant only)

Every Thursday — 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Class participant and parent or legal guardian)

Every Saturday — 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Class participant

The fee for the 16 week program is $75, which includes two uniforms, lunches, and any other VIDA activities.

For inquiries about the VIDA program, including information about the enrollment process, please contact Deputy Tim Ferrone at (661) 510-0881, or go to http://scvsheriff.com/vida and submit a request form on the contact page.

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12 Comments

  1. Rivera Liz Rivera Liz says:

    Jennifer Escobar Thais is The program i told you

  2. Highly recommend for young teens to enroll in this academy. I was the 1st class here in Santa Clarita great mentors. I am Now a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps.

  3. Great program.. Thanks officer Ferron for all of your hard work

  4. Gee Hud Gee Hud says:

    This should be mandatory for school slackers.

  5. Martin Lopez is that you bro? If so, that’s awesome!

  6. DEBORAH says:

    I would really love to get my son in the program. But, I can’t get him to go, any suggestions? He is 16 and has anger issues.

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