Community & Youth Programs
Lunch With a Cop
To enhance the relationship between our police officers and the children in our community, we have instituted our Lunch with a Cop Program. By school year’s end, it is our goal to have had a police officer have lunch with every student in every classroom in our local schools. We hope to forge long lasting relationships with these very important members of our community. As a bonus, each student will receive a souvenir cup commemorating this encounter.
The Juvenile Division of the Chicago Ridge Police Department takes a proactive role within the community to ensure that the youth of Chicago Ridge and its visitors remain safe within the community. Our close relationship with Chicago Ridge School District 127 1/2 allows us a platform for our school program that delivers key topics such as stranger danger, internet safety, bullying, train safety, peer pressure, firearms safety, drug and alcohol awareness, and bike safety to students in grades Pre-K to 8th grade. In addition, we work closely with Our Lady of the Ridge Catholic School, Oak Lawn High School, and Richards High School to ensure that we reach all of the youth of Chicago Ridge. Beyond the classroom, we also participate in events like our annual Lock-In and the Chicago Ridge PTA's March Madness, which gives us the opportunity to further engage the youth of Chicago Ridge in a positive manner.
Peer Jury Program
In cooperation with the Worth Township Youth Service Bureau, we provide an opportunity for first-time, non-violent juvenile offenders to attend the Peer Jury Program and it allows troubled juveniles to take responsibility for their actions and requires them to complete consequences like community service, in order to fulfill their court alternative requirements. Worth Township Youth Service Bureau also offers other programs like anger management, mediation, and counseling services that we utilize to provide the youth of Chicago Ridge with a full range of services for their individual needs.
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