Arnold Shapiro Productions will be filming the November RESET program for A & E third series “Beyond Scared Straight”. Terry Ober, RESET Administrator advises “this is a great opportunity for parents to enroll their “at risk” children so that we can educate them about the tragedies and pit falls of their behavior and where it might lead them”. Although the program serves adults and juveniles, this November class will be comprised of juvenile between the ages of 12-17. The RESET program was inititated by Mr. Ober in March 2009 having served 243 students (between the ages of 13-24) with a 9% recidivism rate. RESET is an alternative sentencing option by the Courts, State’s Attorneys, Boards of Education, Juvenile Services and Attorneys along with providing early intervention for parents who enroll their children. The program utilizes the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office, Chester River Hospital, Queen Anne’s County District Court and the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center as the meeting locations. Each student must attend all four classes, complete required homework and follow the program rules and conduct. RESET serves our area along with those offenders who are prosecuted in Kent and Queen Anne’s County. Mr. Ober said “some of our students have attended from New Jersey, Virginia and western Maryland, all part of their condition of probation by the Courts or the State’s Attorney’s Office. Expansion of the program into other counties and state’s is available.
This is the second opportunity for the program to be filmed and featured by A & E, having been a part of the series this past January. “It’s an honor and a wonderful opportunity to allow our parents and communities to be informed about what we are doing to educate our youth and reset their behaviors and attitudes” Ober said, “Our youth are no different from other youth across America, it’s just that we are offering something to change their behaviors while affording them a second chance”. “RESET allows, in some cases, to have the charges dismissed saving them a criminal record”. “When parents enroll their children as an early intervention, our chances of allowing change is greatly increased”. The program’s classroom presentations includes many professionals and community volunteers all dedicated to making a difference in our youth. For more information: www.terryober.com and view RESET page or call 443-995-5367.
Submitted by: J. Terry Ober, RESET Administrator, 443-995-5367