Monthly Archives: October 2011

VIP Wine Tasting

VIP Wine Tasting What: 2011 VIP Wine Tasting Fundraising Event & Community Champion Awards Sponsored by TD Bank and Matt’s Casbah When: Thursday, December 1, 2011 6pm – 9pm Where: Matts Casbah, 801 East New Haven Ave., Melbourne, Fl 32901, Downtown Melbourne Tickets: $20.00 per person. Click Here for tickets  Donations Appreciated Reality Check Foundation […] Read the Rest…

Kids Golf Outing

Melbourne, Florida – What a great time on Saturday, October 22, 2011, 12 noon – 4:00pm at Viera East Golf Club for 48 kids and 16 adult mentors at the Fourth Annual Reality Check Foundation Golf Outing.  It was a beautiful day for golf with smiles on everyone’s faces. Check Out More Great Pictures From […] Read the Rest…

Feds: Gang membership up as crime alliances grow – Helping schools with gang and drug issues – Try this

PLEASE READ THE AP ARTICLE THAT IS POSTED AFTER MY COMMENTS: The article below is a reminder of the problems we have with gangs and drugs everywhere. Go to any city in Brevard County Florida and there are gangs and drugs.  As a member of the Palm Bay Rotary club, I applaud Sheriff Jack Parker […] Read the Rest…

Reality Check Foundation Golf Outing A Huge Success

The Reality Check Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Mentoring Outing was a huge success. 50 kids aged 11 through 18 were mentored by business leaders, a judge, prosecutor and members of Viera East Golf course. RFM (Restoration Fellowship Ministries) a christian school with grades kindergarten through 12 brought 30 kids to have the time of

Football Volunteer Receives Community Champion Award

Saturday, Oct. 8. 2011 – With torrential rains, flooding and a mini hurricane the Reality Check Foundation Community Champion Award sponsored by TD Bank was still given to a worthy person and the attendance was still strong despite the inclement weather.  The event was attended by Judge Silverman (Plaque Presenter) Vice Mayor Capote (Gift Presenter) […] Read the Rest…

Reality Check Foundation Golf Outing – A one of a kind event for teens

The 4th Annual Reality Check Foundation Golf Outing scheduled for Saturday October 22nd at Viera East Golf Course is an amazing event that shows teens that adults from all walks of life are here to help them and not hurt them. 18 teams of golfers will tee off at 12:30pm after a mini golf clinic […] Read the Rest…

The Department of Juvenile Justice – My visit to a DJJ facility and what I believe is the Secretary’s philosophy

When I ask people what Juvenile Justice means, I hear a litany of answers. If you breakdown the words it is, Juvenile: 1. Youthful, 2. Relating to young people and Justice: 1. Fairness, 2. System of application of law. If you go to the Department of Juvenile Justice’s website, you can follow the history of  […] Read the Rest…

How can ex-offenders find assistance in threatening child support issues which bombard them upon release?

Ex-offenders who are released from incarceration with child support, restitution, fines and other financial responsibilities is a subject that is hard to deal with for both the ex-offender and the government entities that impose the sanctions. Some thoughts by re-entry expert and ex-con Larry Lawton Although financial responsibility is a part of an ex-offender’s rehabilitation […] Read the Rest…

Out of all the problems parents come to you with, what is the #1 problem or issues?

ANSWER: Without a doubt, it is prescription drug use. Most parents are in denial or just don’t want to admit THEIR child could be involved with drugs of any kind. I am seeing cases with kids as young as 11 doing pills. The signs are usually there if a parent or loved one looks at […] Read the Rest…

Reality Check Juvenile Program adds another date and continues to …………………….

The Reality Check Program for juveniles ages 11 through 17 has added another date during the month. The program is now offered twice a month along with the adult program.  Click here to see available dates and times.  A study was conducted for the past six months and the feedback from both the juveniles and […] Read the Rest…