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Launch of ‘Operation R.I.S.K.’
Friday, April 19, 2013

COLUMBIA, SC - Acting Columbia Police Chief Ruben Santiago and Mayor Steve Benjamin will launch a new youth crime prevention program called ‘Operation R.I.S.K.’ (Rescuing Inner City Students and Kids).

The program is a proactive and educational initiative designed to help deter youth males and females between the ages of 11 and 16-years-old from criminal behavior or association.

The goal of Operation R.I.S.K. is to educate youth on the importance of making right decisions, and the potential consequences of bad choices or behavior, and criminal activity.

Another goal is to help participants become responsible and productive citizens.

Operation R.I.S.K participants will undergo an overnight stay at a mock jail at the City of Columbia Courthouse on Washington Street.

This portion of the program is designed to give the youth a firsthand experience of an incarceration setting.

Participants will be supervised during the entire program.

At the conclusion of the program participants and parents will be offered resources through CPD and its partners to aid in the positive development process.

If you, or someone you know, have any information regarding any crime, you are encouraged to contact Crimestoppers. You could earn a reward up to $1,000.

Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crimestoppers by calling 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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