Easton Donates to Teen Court /Talbot Partnership

The Town of Easton recently made a donation to Talbot Partnership for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention in support of both the Talbot County Teen Court program and other ongoing programs of Talbot Partnership.

Talbot County’s Teen Court program addresses the high risk of problematic behavior among Talbot County youth. The program provides early diversion for youth with first-time, minor offenses, often alcohol and tobacco violations. Teen Court provides consequences to reinforce the fact that negative behavior will not be tolerated. It provides opportunities for pro-social activities and social restitution in the community to steer youth away from the streets and delinquent activity, and it provides referrals to services to address substance abuse as well as mental health or educational needs. Talbot Partnership is the fiscal agent for the Teen Court program.

Talbot Partnership has a long history of activities and programs in Talbot County of building strong community norms through education and advertising, helping families through programs such as Guiding Good Choices and Safe Homes, serving as fiscal agents for organizations providing community youth outreach and services, making it hard for youth to get alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and working with youth to encourage healthy choices. The town’s donation supports on-going programs including TALK Bags and Resource folders for parents of all Talbot County 6th and 9th graders, Safe Homes directories, Youth Coalition, and others.

For further information on Talbot Partnership, please contact 410-819-8067 or info@talbotpartnership.org.

In photo: Pictured is Easton Mayor Robert Willey presenting a check to Talbot Partnership Executive Director Gary Pearce.