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Corrective Education Company inks exclusive partnership with D.A.R.E.

BY Antoinette Alexander

Corrective Education Company CEO Darrell Huntsman and D.A.R.E. president Frank Pegueros

 

SALT LAKE CITY — Corrective Education Company has announced an official and exclusive partnership with D.A.R.E., and the building of a curriculum aimed at juveniles, named D.A.R.E. to Make the Right Choices, which utilizes Restorative Justice to dissuade youth from shoplifting.

This early intervention, low risk offender Restorative Education for Juveniles program combines the CEC Restorative Education curriculum with D.A.R.E.’s approach to changing youth behavior and attitudes. The core objective is to teach students good decision-making skills to help lead safe and healthy lives.

The No. 1 crime committed by juveniles is shoplifting, according to the Global Youth Justice Organization. For those youth who do make bad decisions, they are providing second chances before the offenders become part of the criminal justice system.

The curriculum consists of extensive research done with juveniles to identify the most effective means of influencing their behavior. Before collaborating with D.A.R.E., CEC teamed up with Brigham Young University social science professors and youth criminologist Moises Prospero to generate the program content.

 “Our partnership with D.A.R.E. is a monumental one for CEC. The core of our business is based on reducing recidivism and giving first-time offenders, particularly our youth, a second-chance at righting their wrongs, and we feel that being proactive with such a renowned organization provides a mutual benefit to our retail partners and to society,” stated Darrell Huntsman, CEO of CEC.

Frank Pegueros, CEO of D.A.R.E., added, “We are pleased to join Corrective Education Company in our efforts to change lives and communities by teaching youth good decision-making skills that will help them lead safe and healthy lives, free from violence, crime, substance abuse and other dangerous behaviors.”

CEC’s offerings are activated within the loss prevention departments of mass retailers, specialty retailers and grocers. Based upon the principles of Restorative Justice, this program provides the victim and the offender options for repairing the harm committed against the retailer. By stopping juveniles early in the process, CEC is able to prevent them from future criminal activity. D.A.R.E to Make the Right Choices helps retailers deal with petty crime differently for the 1st time, and allows them to keep youth from entering the juveniles criminal justice system.

The D.A.R.E. program is taught in all 50 states, and 49 other countries. All curricula are science-based, age appropriate, and written by a national panel of curriculum and prevention experts. D.A.R.E. programs are implemented in more than 70% of United States school districts and in 43 countries around the world.

D.A.R.E. has expanded beyond substance abuse to counter other high-risk behaviors, such as bullying, gangs, and Internet safety. There are more than 15,000 D.A.R.E. officers and deputies are in over 10,000 communities nationwide.
 

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CVS Health named a recipient of the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

BY Antoinette Alexander

WASHINGTON — CVS Health was among the recipients of this year’s Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

"These outstanding employers have not only earned this award, they have earned this nation's gratitude," stated Defense Secretary Ash Carter.  "I am truly honored to recognize these 15 organizations for their unwavering support of our military men and women and their families. Their accomplishments are a vital piece of our national defense and a high standard toward which all employers of Guard and Reserve members should strive."

The 2015 Freedom Award recipients below will be honored at a ceremony in the Pentagon Aug. 21:

 

 

Employer

Location

Nominator's Branch of Service

Black Hills Corporation

Rapid City, SD

Navy Reserve

Boise Fire Department

Boise, ID

Marine Corps Reserve

BP America, Inc.

Houston, TX

Army National Guard

Cardinal Health

Dublin, OH

Army National Guard

Cigna

Bloomfield, CT

Air National Guard

City of Glendale

Glendale, AZ

Navy Reserve

City of Shawnee

Shawnee, KS

Army Reserve

College of the Ozarks

Point Lookout, MO

Army National Guard

CVS Health

Woonsocket, RI

Air National Guard

Devon Energy

Oklahoma City, OK

Air National Guard

Dr. Joe A. Jackson, MD, PLLC

Biloxi, MS

Army National Guard

Neil, Dymott, Frank, McFall, Trexler, McCabe & Hudson APLC

San Diego, CA

Navy Reserve

Snell & Wilmer LLP

Phoenix, AZ

Marine Corps Reserve

Town of Hingham

Hingham, MA

Navy Reserve

Walt Disney Company

Burbank, CA

Air National Guard

The 2015 recipients were selected from 2,960 nominations received from guardsmen and reservists for going far beyond what the federal law requires to support their military employees.  The Freedom Award was instituted in 1996 under the auspices of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve to recognize exceptional support from the employer community. In the years since, 205 employers have been honored with the award.

 

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