The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office believes that education and awareness are critically important factors in the fight against crime. Through our educational programs, prosecutors speak to students and their parents about the consequences their actions can have on their personal lives and the importance of good decision making.
A Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney will come to your school or organization and discuss what a day in the life of an attorney is like, and the special role prosecutors play in government and the criminal justice system. If you are interested in this program, please click HERE.
In Suffolk County, motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for our young people between the ages of 15 and 24. The leading causes of motor vehicle fatalities among our young people are driving while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, distracted driving and reckless driving. The Choices & Consequences Program is tailored to young adults and their parents to discuss the real life consequences that one bad decision involving drugs, alcohol or reckless driving can have upon their lives, as well as the lives of their friends and family. If you are interested in this program, please click HERE.
This presentation addresses general internet safety for children and teenagers in various online mediums, including commons problem areas and methods to stay safe. If you are interested in this program, please click HERE.
Reducing gang violence is one of the top priorities of the District Attorney's Office as well as one the biggest dangers for young people in Suffolk County. In this program, members of the District Attorney's Office will educate young men and women on the perils of gang membership, how to identify gang members and the danger that gangs pose to the community, especially the youth of Suffolk County. If you are interested in this program, please click HERE.
In this two-in-one program, prosecutors speak to students about the dangers of teen dating violence, including warning signs and how to get help if they or someone they know is in a physically or verbally abusive relationship, as well as the importance of safe internet use, covering topics from cyber bullying and peer pressure to online sexual predators. If you are interested in this program, please click HERE.
Fentanyl is a powerful, addictive opioid that has had a profound and devastating impact on our community. Fifty times stronger than heroin and one-hundred times stronger than morphine, fentanyl is responsible for countless fatal drug overdoses throughout New York State, including Suffolk County. “The Dangers of Fentanyl and Drug Use” presentation provides students with an awareness as to the risks fentanyl and other drugs pose, including the tragic results these narcotics bring about. The discussion includes bringing awareness to the existence of counterfeit drugs in addition to the unsuspecting combination of other narcotics containing fentanyl. If you are interested in this program, please click HERE.
Suffolk County District Attorney's Office
William J. Lindsay County Complex - Bldg. 77
Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
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