Larry Lawton speaks at Eastern Florida State College – 2019 (Reviews)

On March 25th and 26th, 2019, Larry Lawton spoke to hundreds of students and faculty at Eastern Florida State College. 
Speaking about opioids and prison, Larry opened a lot of eyes. Read the reviews below.

Reality Check Evaluation

As an Adjunct Professor of Psychology, I was a bit reluctant to take my classes to a recent presentation of a program by L. Lawton – Reality Check.  Having not had the benefit of seeing the presentation before taking my classes of young adults and some teenagers as I was not sure what was being presented or how it would be presented.  After seeing the presentation the first time, I became sure that most of my students needed to see Mr. Lawton’s presentation.  The best way for me to describe what I saw was that it was REAL. 

I have the benefit of 24 years of service in the United States Navy.  I then worked for the state of Florida, one of those years was with the Department of Juvenile Justice and the re-entry counselor for Brevard County.  I can honestly say that with my background and experience I can without reservation recommend Mr. Lawton’s Reality Check presentation for teachers, administrative personnel and students, high school level or above.   While some of the language may be considered a bit crude by some, as a teacher at the college level with dual enrollment students – they can handle the language better than older people.  That is something else that is real.  Our youth are NOT babies anymore and need to know that someone cares enough to tell the truth.  Mr. Lawton does that and gives the attendees the ability to get help they may need – without judgment.

All in all, an excellent presentation.

Dr. Edward H. Lyle

Adjunct Professor, Psychology

Eastern Florida State College.

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OPIOIDS – EDUCATION and the ISSUE – By: Larry Lawton

OPIOIDS – By: Larry Lawton

I think everyone will agree we are deep into an opioid crisis. To fix the opioid crisis or any crisis for that matter, you first have to understand what is causing the crisis.

What started the opioid crisis, and continues to hold back any long-lasting recovery, is the lack of education in our schools and not addressing the underlying issue a person has that causes him, or her, to use a mind-altering drug. 

Opioids are killing people and ruining families at an unprecedented level. This crisis has found its way into all parts of our society, and it has to be addressed with Read More »

Reality Check: From Federal Prison to Helping Our Youth

Larry Lawton and the Reality Check Program were featured in the Epoch Times. A magazine based out of New York City with a circulation of 1.3 million. The Epoch Times is either sold or distributed free-of-charge in 35 countries and in 21 different languages. The writer, Andrew Thomas from NYC did a great job. Read the full article here:



Why Some People Don’t Trust the Police and How to Fix it. By: Larry Lawton

As a man who travels a lot and helps families and communities all over the country, I get to hear first-hand what concerns, gripes and issues families have with schools, law enforcement, jails and cities in general. For the most part, people are happy with the services given by the agencies mentioned above. People also understand it is their choices that got them in whatever problem they happen to be in.

I’d be lying if I said all communities had positive reviews of the agencies mentioned above. There are certain communities that quite frankly don’t trust, or like the police. In those communities, I always ask, why don’t you trust the police?  In 99% of the Read More »

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 eleven 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 »