Cops for Kids FUNdraiser

Cops for Kids –A FUNdraiser for LAPD Jeopardy Program

Cops for Kids Tip A Cop LAPD NoHo Arts District

The Los Angeles Police Department Operations Valley Bureau invites the public to their 11th Annual “Cops 4 Kids” fundraiser on Wednesday, October 1st 2014 from 11AM-8PM at BOB’S BIG BOY Restaurant. The event will feature music, entertainment, raffle and public officials. Our local police officers will be serving patrons to benefit the North Hollywood Jeopardy Program that assists our at-risk youth.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 1 11AM-8PM
WHERE: Bob’s Big Boy
8274 Sunland Blvd.
Sun Valley, CA (Sunland Blvd., at the I-5 freeway). .

The Jeopardy motto, “Between the gangs and our families,” describes what the program strives for. Tax deductible donations will be accepted to assist the LAPD to expand its Jeopardy program to keep “At-Risk Youth” safe from the influences of a gang lifestyle. Jeopardy also assists their parents with much needed counseling and parenting classes. Since 1993, Jeopardy has had a 96 percent success rate.

A recent Department of Justice Study estimates some 120,000 gang members in 1,350 gangs in the City of Los Angeles. The importance of the Jeopardy Program is reflected by the study’s figures. The study reveals that of these 120,000 gang members (many of them 4th generation):

• 90% will be arrested by the age of 18
• 75% will be arrested TWICE by the age of 18
• 95% will not finish high school, and
• 60% will be dead or in prison by the age of 20

Donations from the “Cops 4 Kids” fundraiser will be used to support supervised programs, remedial education, personal achievement milestones, individual counseling for youth, and parenting assistance for the families.

For further information contact: Officer Anna Pena or Officer Craig Suzuki in the North Hollywood Police Station, Community Relations office at (818) 623-4001.

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