Saving Lives Through Prevention and Responsibility - PARC Program

Prevention and Responsible Choices (PARC) is a prevention program designed to provide education and experiences which reduce risky behaviors in adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19. The program consists of one session with a limited number of participants per session.

Participants are vehicle violation offenders identified by Probate and Juvenile Judges through the traffic court system in Meriwether and surrounding Middle Georgia counties. Participants are involved in activities designed to bring awareness of the possible consequences of their behaviors and to encourage changes in knowledge, attitude and, ultimately, behavior.

Participation in the program is part of the sentence issued by the Probate or Juvenile Judges in the traffic court system. Referrals are made by the Judges. Participants are scheduled and provided with necessary information regarding location, fee and time.

The PARC Program was created in 1991 by the Meriwether Co Rotary Clubs as a collaborative initiative involving:

Roosevelt Warm Springs - Brain Injury Program

Rotary Club of Meriwether County

Late Juvenile Judge David Turner

Late Probate Judge Idus Robertson

The Rotary Club of Meriwether County provides funds to support this project from Rotary Wheel Sunshine dollars collected each club meeting.

  • Touching 65 students from 15 to 19 years of age
  • 10 probate judges in local surrounding areas send students to the program