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.