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Support Division

Youth Services Unit

The WAKE-UP Program

WAKE-UP is an intervention/prevention program for parents and their at-risk youth, ages 11-17 years old. The program is coordinated through the Youth Services Unit, and is facilitated by a Modesto Police Department Officer. The nine class sessions consist of presentations by people in specialized fields, who will discuss a variety of topics, and an all day field trip to a California State prison. The classes are held once a week, in the evening, for two  and a half hours. For more information regarding this program call (209) 572-9873. W.A.K.E.U.P. Brochure (English) (Spanish)

Modesto Police P.A.L. Police Activities League

Modesto P.A.L. is an important link between the Modesto Police Department and the youth in our community. P.A.L. is based on the conviction that young people can resist drugs and gangs by developing strong, positive attitudes, and by learning there are alternatives to negative peer pressure. P.A.L. brings kids 7 to 18 years old and police officers together through organized sports, leisure activities and educational programs. Modesto P.A.L. is funded totally by donations, and 100% of all donations go to support the programs and activities. MODESTO P.A.L. DOES NOT USE TELEPHONE SOLICITATIONS TO OBTAIN ITS FUNDS. Some of the sports offered are boxing, basketball, baseball, and soccer.

Modesto Police Department Diversion Program

Diversion is a program for first-time youth offenders which is designed to assign realistic and measurable consequences, to provide counseling and education to the offender and their parent(s) on how to prevent further offenses from occurring, and to discuss what the consequences will be if the child does re-offend. The intent of the program is to help kids stay out of the main stream judicial system through directives, counseling and education.   

For more information call (209) 572-9873.


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