Keeping It R.E.A.L.
The “Keeping It R.E.A.L. (Responsible Education About Life) Project” is a life skills, prevention, and awareness educational program that utilizes a youth development curriculum to address prominent issues of our youth ages 13 – 15 such as self esteem, developing healthy boundaries and relationships, human sexuality and community responsibility to name a few. The Opelousas City Court offers first time juvenile offenders an opportunity to attend the “Keeping It R.E.A.L. Project” in place of pursuing filed charges. The Court’s goal is to educate and inform youth about the realities of life and to also raise awareness and provide them with the tools useful for solving everyday issues.
MADD Victim Impact Panel (also known as VIP or DWI/DUI class)
The Victim Impact Panel is a service provided by MADD. At each panel victims describe how drunk driving has negatively impacted their lives. Victim Impact Panels help put a human face on the tragic consequences of drunk driving and are effective in helping victims/survivors heal. Offenders are required to present a photo I.D. and pay a $30.00 fee in the form of a money order. At the conclusion of the panel, offenders are asked to complete an evaluation. They are also given a receipt as proof of attendance.
Location: Opelousas City Court, 127 East Grolee, Opelousas, LA
Schedule: 1st Tuesday of January, March, May, July, & September; 2nd Tuesday of November
To Register: Contact Dequietter Anderson (ext. 103) or Royal Dixon (ext. 113)