TXT 4 HELP
TXT 4 HELP is a nationwide, 24-hour text-for-support service for teens in crisis.
TXT 4 HELP works anywhere in the US, and extends access to safety for teens. TXT 4 HELP can be used for the same reason a young person may go to a Safe Place site – abuse, bullying, family problems, depression, suicidal thoughts, and others. TXT 4 HELP counselors can provide support via text and can offer additional suggestions for immediate help regardless of where you are.
Here’s how it works:
- Text the word “safe” and your current location (address, city, state) to 4HELP (44357).
- Within seconds, you will receive a message with the closest Safe Place site and phone number for the local youth agency.
- For immediate help, reply with “2chat” to text interactively with a trained counselor.
It’s quick, easy, safe, and confidential. TXT 4 HELP is a free service offered to all youth in crisis.
*Messaging/data rates apply.
* If there is not a Safe Place in your community, you will receive information on the closest youth service organization.
PD9 hosts an annual summer law camp at several local Boys and Girls Club locations. We teach the kids legal and social issues for several weeks and then they use the knowledge they have gained at a mock trial on the final day. Just another way we like to spread information and goodwill in our community! Check out pictures from last year’s law camp.
To learn how to facilitate a training for your youth group, please call us at 407-836-7580.
Frequently Asked Questions for Parents and Juveniles
Who will be able to see my juvenile record?
Generally, once a juvenile has had their record expunged, no one from the public will be able to view the records. There are some people or agencies that will still have access to the records; specifically, the criminal justice system. In the event, a person fills out an application that requires a background check… Read More
Will charges prevent me from going into the military?
Although each branch of the military is different when managing their recruitment standards, all have high moral standards when recruiting and not allowing most felons to serve in the military. However, juveniles with a criminal history have a better chance than adults with a criminal history…. Read More
Will a juvenile charge prevent me from going to college?
Generally, having a juvenile record should not interfere with you from attending college. It is important that as soon as you are eligible to apply to have your juvenile record expunged, that you do so immediately so that you are not adversely affected when considering college or post-secondary… Read More