**NOTE: The Frisco Police Department's Juvenile Impact Program is currently being revamped and no meetings are scheduled for the near future. Please check back here for updates. Thanks for your interest!
JIP brings together law enforcement officers and corrections personnel in an attempt to divert area youth from future involvement with the criminal justice system. Law enforcement personnel give firsthand accounts of the negative effects these youth might face if they continue to make poor decisions and participate in delinquent conduct. JIP impresses upon the participants that they must take responsibility for their actions.
JIP offers an alternative that brings parents and youth together at a time when that relationship may be strained. The program involves parent participation in order to support them in their parental duties through knowledge of the law and the dangers facing their children. This hands-on interaction with the youth and parents reinforces the Frisco Police Department’s commitment to the community. This is all done in hopes families will be empowered with information and knowledge to steer their children away from conduct that may warrant incarceration.
The program targets youth between the ages of 12 and 18 who have been moved into the criminal justice system, most commonly for truancy, theft, and disorderly conduct offenses. The program is available not only to court-ordered participants but to any family concerned about their child’s involvement in delinquent conduct. There is no cost.