Category Archives: June 2011

Grandmother will care for child left home alone – The parent needs a serious Reality Check

The article below reminds us how important organizations like, Grandparent Raising Grandchildren are.  Lawton911 has the pleasure of knowing MaryAnn Sterling the Director of Grandparent Raising Grandchildren and we want to thank her for all she does. We don’t know why this young person did what

2 Teens Arrested For Vandalism, Theft In Carroll County

The  article below is not uncommon.  It is happening everywhere.  It is behavior like this that the Reality Check Program DVD helps with.  2 Teens Arrested For Vandalism, Theft In Carroll County June 18, 2011 11:15 PM ELDERSBURG, Md. (WJZ)—Homes, streets and

Palm Bay thief inadvertently swipes Reality Check anti-crime classroom papers

Please read the article below….. Written by: RICK NEALE  – Florida Today 1:51 PM, Jun. 5, 2011    An unidentified thief broke into a car overnight Saturday in Palm Bay and stole a black carry-on luggage bag. In an ironic twist, the bag contained classroom materials for Reality Check, an anti-

How do we stop Gangs?

We get asked this question all the time by city and community leaders.  The answer is stopping them before they start.  We know the root cause of gangs is acceptance and wanting a role model.   Young people who join gangs have distrust for law enforcement and authority.  We need to change that as well.  Let’s accept people […] Read the Rest…

Florida TaxWatch Center For $mart Justice – Great job

On May 24th and 25th I attended the Florida TaxWatch Center for Smart Justice conference in Miami.  The MISSION STATEMENT for the Center for Smart Justice is actively coordinating a statewide effort with key state and national partner organizations to bring smart, reasonable, and commonsense justice reform to

What People Are Saying About Larry Lawton’s Reality Check Program

We are so proud of our results in changing lives and saving kids, we are also very proud of what public officials say about our program: James Russo, Public Defender, Eighteenth Judicial Court – “We have recently partnered with Mr. Lawton and begun using the Reality Check Program in Misdemeanor and Juvenile Divisions of our office […] Read the Rest…