Project SOAR to Help Juveniles

The Nevada National Guard partners with the Clark County court system in order to operate Project SOAR, which stands for “seeking opportunity, accepting responsibility.” This program offers military style training for juveniles who have recently became involved with the criminal justice system in an effort to keep them from re-offending.

Project SOAR takes place over a three to four day period, and includes intense physical activity that is designed to challenge the mind as well as the body. A few of the activities that take place here include a six-mile hike and rope climbing. Students will also have the opportunity to learn more about different career opportunities by way of field trips sponsored by this camp.

Participants will also receive training on conflict resolution, substance abuse awareness and goal setting. After finishing the residency program, juveniles and their parents must then complete a mandatory four-week long aftercare counseling program in order for them to receive a certificate of completion for finishing the course.

All training is conducted at the Family Court and Services Center here in Vegas, to include the aftercare counseling sessions. Those who would like to know more about Project SOAR can contact this agency. Those who need help defending juvenile charges can contact the Potter Law Firm.