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Deputy Sheriff Lieutenant Steve Elbert

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Jail Tours Provide Wake-Up Call for At-Risk Teens

The Sheriff’s Office runs the Teen Awareness Program (TAP).

“At-risk kids are able to see and hear first-hand the effects of making a right decision versus a wrong decision,” says Deputy Sheriff Lieutenant Steve Elbert, about the tours and presentations he leads at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. The Sheriff’s Office initiated the Teen Awareness Program (TAP) a year ago, in partnership with the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, to become part of the court’s diversion program for first-time, non-violent juvenile offenders.

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