Category Archives: Newsletter

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 […] Read the Rest…

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. WHY IT WORKS: 1. Helping a parent’s son or daughter is […] Read the Rest…

Reality Check In-School Suspension Program

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 […] Read the Rest…

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: West Palm Beach Lauderhill  Riviera Beach  Miami Gardens  Daytona Beach  Arcadia  Jacksonville  Fort Pierce  Leesburg  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. […] Read the Rest…

School Violence on the Rise – How can we help prevent school shootings?

School Violence on the Rise – 2018 was the worst year on record for gun violence in schools, and 2019 isn’t looking much better. How can we help prevent school shootings? Schools saw 279 violent incidents during the 2017-18 school year, up from 131 the previous year, according to a study by the Educator’s School […] Read the Rest…

Abuse of Power – Sheriff, Chief Deputy and Lt. Indicted by the FBI

Police Accountability – Jody Norris, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI says: “It is paramount that law enforcement maintain the trust of the public which it serves. These charges are a reminder that nobody is above the law.” Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood, Chief Deputy Robert Sprouse and Lt. Johnny Neal were indicted for […] Read the Rest…

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 […] Read the Rest…

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 […] Read the Rest…

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 […] Read the Rest…

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 […] Read the Rest…