Second Chances Do Work – Support People – Reality Check Program

Larry Lawton certificate of termination from US Federal ProbationSecond chances and what they mean – By Larry Lawton

Being a free man for over twelve years now, (my release date was August 24, 2007) I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on life, family, friends, my career and what it all means. What it always comes back to is second chances and what we do with them.

Most people need a second chance and deserve a second chance. Let me explain, it doesn’t matter if you were caught for something or not. Maybe you have driven drunk, stole something, threatened someone, assaulted someone, etc. Everybody has done something they know was not right and probably could have gotten them in some legal trouble. One person once said to me, “I’ve never done anything that could have gotten me thrown in jail” I looked at him and asked if he ever Read More »

Teen Vaping – What’s The True Story – Reality Check Program

America’s teens report a dramatic increase in their use of vaping devices in just a single year, with 37.3 percent of 12th graders reporting “any vaping” in the past 12 months, compared to just 27.8 percent in 2017. These findings come from the 2018 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey of a nationally representative sample of eighth, 10th and 12th graders in schools nationwide, funded by a government grant to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The annual results were announced today by the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, along with the scientists who lead the research team.

Reported use of vaping nicotine specifically in the 30 days prior to the survey nearly doubled among Read More »

Community Policing Program – Why It Works

Reality Check Video Card Program To Help Law Enforcement

The Reality Check video card – A 67 minute video to help teens and adults make better choices and stay out of jail. A great tool for any police agency to foster positive community relations.


1. Helping a parent’s son or daughter is the single best thing a police agency can do.

2. After watching the Reality Check video the viewer might “get it” and change.

3. Giving out the Reality Check Video Gift card increases officer moral.

4. Positive media exposure and community support with a custom video message, logo and webpage.

5. Giving HOPE changes the way people feel about your agency.

For more information Click Here or call: 844-922-4800

Larry Lawton is an Author, Speaker, TV Personality and Teen/Young Adult Expert. Larry developed the nationally recognized Reality Check Program; a court approved program. Larry speaks with thousands of young people yearly.

20141215_172132-1IMG_8192Larry is the first ex-con recognized on the floor of the United States Congress for his work with helping young people and the first ex-con in the United States to be sworn in as an honorary police officer.

The Reality Check video gift card (only $5) is a great tool for any police department, school, church or business.

Larry Lawton, Reality Check founder stated, “The goodwill generated by using the Reality Check video gift card is priceless”.

When a police department, school, church or business buys bulk RC video gift cards, ($5) they get their logo printed on the card saying whatever they want, a personalized video message and website page – what a powerful tool to show the community you care.

A small investment by a police department, school or business will return an untold amount of positive community relations.

To learn how the Reality Check Video Gift Card can work for your police department or business – Call: 844-922-4800 or email:

Larry on Huckabee Show

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Larry Lawton’s TV Appearances

ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, MSNBC, The Mancow Show, Ocean 98, and radio shows all over the country. Larry was the Casey Anthony expert for FOX Orlando coverage of Casey’s release from confinement, as well as for other crime and punishment cases. Larry hosts a TV show on Brighthouse Networks in central Florida called Lawton’s Law on Brevard Notes.


Reality Check In-School Suspension Program

in-school suspension

ed·u·ca·tion     1. the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university.

The Reality Check In-School Suspension program uses the success of the Reality Check Program to open a young person’s eyes and redirect bad behavior.

One of the jobs of schools and teachers is to help a young person grow into the best they can be. Education is key and one of the best places to educate a person is in school. When a young person Read More »

West Palm Beach Florida, A City Heading in the Right Direction. How Leadership Matters

In the latest FBI crime data, the 10 Murder Capitals of Florida for 2019 are:

  1. West Palm Beach
  2. Lauderhill 
  3. Riviera Beach 
  4. Miami Gardens 
  5. Daytona Beach 
  6. Arcadia 
  7. Jacksonville 
  8. Fort Pierce 
  9. Leesburg 
  10. Miami 

When you top a list like this, you have to figure out why and make the changes necessary to help the citizens you serve. This list is unacceptable.

In comes newly elected Mayor Keith James. Tough decisions need to be made, but that is what good leaders do. The first shooting after Mayor James was sworn in, he was on the scene consoling the family and seeing how Read More »