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VIDEO: Boot Camp in Baldwin Park Helps Youths At Risk

Participants will go through counseling, perform community service, receive career guidance assistance, participate in rigorous physical training and experience the realities of prison life.

In order to alter negative behavior and to deal with at-risk youth the has implemented a Boot Camp Program called The PRIDE Platoon (Pride, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, Enthusiasm).

Each participant will go through counseling, perform community service, receive career guidance assistance, participate in rigorous physical training and experience the realities of prison life, said Lt. David Reynoso, spokesperson from the BPPD.

The 8-10 week program concentrates on junior high and high school aged juveniles 14-17 years of age who are referred to the program through the courts, probation, schools, parents or other references.

For more information on the PRIDE program or to make a referral contact the Baldwin Park Police Department’s Community Relations Bureau at (626) 813-5257.

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