Youngsters make mistakes and sometimes those mistakes can lead them into the criminal justice system.  The court can send the juvenile offender to jail or sometimes the youngster qualifies for a community alternative education program.

Tumbleweed administers such a program called the Evening Reporting Center (ERC). The ERC is a 6 week intensive supervision program that provides educational and therapeutic programs in a structured environment while ensuring the safety of the community and the juvenile.

The youngster must be referred by a juvenile officer, probation officer or the court.

The course is designed to help the youth understand their feelings, learn to problem solve, recognized risks, such as gangs, alcohol, drugs and peer pressure and to be exposed to positive experiences society has to offer.  Our program introduces the youngster to prospects of college or real world job alternatives.  The goal is to help youth choose a path away from a life of crime. Tumbleweed provides transportation to and from the class and the instructors are highly qualified educators and criminal justice experts.

Once the youth completes the Tumbleweed ERC program the student is not forgotten.  ERC instructors follow up on the progress the student is making to stay out of trouble for the next 90 days.

ERC Instructor

Instructor goes over lesson

Students visit college campus

Students view size of college campus

Students visit Automotive school

Life Skills taught in class

Class topics outlined

Classes held in Tumbleweed learning center