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Summer 2012

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Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff

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Success Stories & Good News From The Sheriff’s Youth Foundation Programs

Message from the Sheriff

Building a Better Future: It’s All About the Kids Ask someone who has dedicated his or her life to a career in law enforcement to tell you what the most rewarding part of the job is, and chances are the answer will focus on the ability we have to make a difference in our communities. Often, that’s accomplished as much by positive impacts we can have on the lives of children as it is by the traditional notions of police work and criminal justice. That’s why I value the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation so much. Through the Foundation’s five mission-specific programs and services, we work to improve the lives of children, helping at-risk youth throughout Los Angeles County to grow and develop the tools they need to become successful adults. The goal is to promote communities that are safe and offer a high quality of life for all. With this inaugural edition of our newsletter, “Star Points,” we’re pleased to start sharing the Foundation’s many success stories. If you are already a supporter of the Foundation, we sincerely appreciate your help and we’re confident that the information you’ll find here will serve as an affirmation that the Foundation is indeed worthy of your continued assistance. And, if you have not yet developed a connection to our Foundation, we hope you’ll join us in supporting it, and the deputies and volunteers who make it all possible. And remember: It’s all about the kids.

Leroy D. Baca Sheriff, Los Angeles County Chairman, Sheriff’s Youth Foundation

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Message from the Director

STAR: Success Through Awareness and Resistance

Showing You How All of the Foundation’s Stars Shine

Deputy Finds His Calling, Making a Difference in the STAR Unit

Welcome to the inaugural edition of “Star Points,” our quarterly newsletter offering news, information and success stories from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Youth Foundation. “Star Points” will tell you about our six “star” programs, and the achievements of our deputies, volunteers and the children they serve: Youth Activities Leagues (YAL) serve at-risk children ages 7-17 throughout the county. Our YAL centers provide tutoring, socialization, field trips, sports and other character-building activities during the allimportant hours of 3 to 7 p.m. Success Through Awareness and Resistance (STAR) provides drug, gang and violence prevention education, reaching more than 46,000 students each month in cooperation with more than 200 schools countywide. The Vital Intervention Directional Alternative (VIDA) program is an intensive 16-week assistance, education and counseling program for at-risk youth whose behavior has demonstrated the possibility of leading to serious consequences. Sheriffs Teaching At-Risk Teens (START) educates at-risk youth about the consequences of their choices, by taking students on tours of the Men’s Central Jail, where they hear from inmates who describe their experiences with incarceration. Bicycle Education and Registration (BEAR) is a five-week program in which deputies teach bicycle repair and safety, using bicycles that have been donated or confiscated. Students gain hands-on experience, and they get to keep the bicycle upon completion. 999 For Kids helps medically fragile and vulnerable children, many of whom have suffered physical or emotional abuse. 999 For Kids raises funds to purchase medical equipment and wheelchairs, and to send the children to summer camps for the deaf, blind and those with other medical issues. We hope you’ll find “Star Points” informative and engaging, and we welcome your feedback. For information about any of the Foundation’s programs, you can contact us at (877) KIDS 411, (323) 526-5120, or syf@lasd.org.

Sgt. AJ Rotella Sergeant, Executive Director Sheriff’s Youth Foundation of Los Angeles County

Horner Takes Pride in Helping Kids Succeed It’s a heartwarming story if there ever was one: Deputy Dave Horner entered the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in June 1983. After doing the usual stint at Pitchess Honor Rancho-East Facility and being a training officer at Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station, it became obvious to him that he truly enjoyed teaching.

After another short stay at Antelope Deputy Jared Fletcher and Deputy Dave Horner Valley Station, Horner got a call from a friend assigned to the Substance Abuse Narcotics Education Bureau (SANE) who told Horner he should apply to the unit. That was February 1991. After doing some research and asking a lot of questions about SANE deputies’ duties, he decided to give it a try. He expected to stay two or three years, then move on to another assignment. Fast-forward 20 years and Dave is still working in what is now known as the Success Through Awareness & Resistance (STAR) Unit. After beginning to teach 4th- to 7th-grade students in elementary and middle schools, Horner found that he not only enjoyed what he was doing, but also that he was able to make a difference in young people’s lives. During a busy month in patrol he could take 20plus people to jail. At the STAR unit, he has positive contact with more than 2,000 students every month for three to four years of their lives. The young people STAR deputies work with get the chance to see deputy sheriffs in a positive way that fits with the mission of the Department. This is a huge departure from the usual patrol, jail, or court type of contact. Horner has found it rewarding to have such a positive impact on their lives. The comments from parents, community members, teachers and administrators helped to reinforce the fact that STAR deputies make a difference in children’s lives. During the past several years Horner has seen many of his former students as adults in various jobs and careers. On many occasions a young adult has asked, “Aren’t you Deputy Horner? You were my deputy in elementary school.” Several are teachers, with many working in Antelope Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District, and even San Diego areas. Many have gone on to careers in the military, or as firefighters, lawyers, etc. The most rewarding experiences have been to see former students who are deputies in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The Antelope Valley Courthouse is home to two of these deputies and one works in the District Attorney’s office. At least three of Horner’s former students work in the Lancaster and Palmdale Stations. He is sure there are many factors that led to the choices they made to join the Sheriff’s Department, and he likes to think that the time they spent with him in class helped at least a little. It most certainly did.


Annual Salute to Youth Gala Honors Mark Wahlberg and LA84 Foundation The Sheriff’s Youth Foundation will present acclaimed actor, producer and youth advocate Mark Wahlberg with the Foundation’s Community Champion Award for his service and commitment to at-risk children and families during the Foundation’s annual Salute to Youth Gala on June 6. During this celebration at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the Foundation will also honor the LA84 Foundation. Endowed by funding from the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, LA84 Foundation is one of the Foundation’s most generous community partners, having provided more than $370,000 in support for the Foundation’s youth sports programs. Over the past several decades, the Foundation has been highly successful, garnering praise and attracting dedicated volunteers to assist in fulfilling its mission. Inspired by his own difficult past, new SYF Board member Wahlberg recognized how the Foundation has created opportunities for young people to set positive goals and reach their potential. “I immediately wanted to be involved,” said Wahlberg. “Very few people would have looked at me in my teens and said, ‘There’s someone who’s headed for success.’ But some people did, and those individuals reached out to me to show me a way. What they did for just one person, the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation is doing for thousands of young people. I couldn’t wait to be part of something that has such a significant impact.” The annual Salute to Youth Gala is the Foundation’s chief fundraising event, helping the Foundation maintain and enhance its programs. This year’s celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. Along with dinner and the award ceremony, the Gala will feature a silent auction of specialty items and services. Sponsorships, tickets, Virtual Ad Journal space, and opportunities to contribute silent auction items are still available. For more information, please email: SYFgala@lasd.org or call: (310) 996-1188.

Join us for the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation

27th Annual“Salute To Youth”Gala Honoring Mark Wahlberg and LA84 Foundation Wednesday, June 6, 2012 For more information contact the Gala Office: 310-996-1188 • SYFgala@lasd.org


VIDA: Vital Intervention Directional Alternative

VIDA Deputies Seize Chance to Positively Impact Kids’ Lives Ask the deputies of the VIDA program to tell you what they do, and the reaction you’ll get is about 20 percent heartbreak. It’s the 80-percent satisfaction that makes it all worthwhile. “We have about an 80 percent success rate,” says Sgt. Mark Cripe, who heads up the Vital Intervention Directional Alternative program, which aims to steer at-risk youths away from crime and toward a path of education, fulfillment and self-worth. “A year out, eight out of 10 don’t get in trouble with law enforcement again.” Better than that, many of the VIDA kids provide inspirational success stories. “We have kids coming back from Afghanistan and Iraq, and they’re war heroes,” Cripe said. Cripe and his 23-deputy team take great pride in their 16-week academy-style program, which serves non-violent, medium- to high-risk youths ages 11 to 17, with the goal of setting them on a crime-free path toward responsible adulthood. Many come from broken homes or lack parental involvement, and are often referred via courts and other government agencies. VIDA includes individual and family counseling, career education, a career fair called Dreams Day, and esteem-building events including the VIDA Games. Through an arrangement with the Chicago School of Psychology in Los Angeles, the youths receive professional-level counseling from doctoral students. The first half of the program is spent “breaking down” the kids, figuring out what makes them tick and bluntly illustrating the stark realities about a life of crime — including a visit to a county jail. The second half is spent “building up” the kids, guiding them toward positive life choices, leading to a graduation celebration. The deputies say the work is rewarding. “The opportunity to impact people’s lives — I think every deputy comes into this department with the hope, that’s what you do,” said Stephen Rust, a 13-year deputy who has spent the past five years with VIDA. “As grand as that sounds, I think most of us want to create societal change. Criminals typically have a long rap sheet, so if we take a kid who is just starting out with crime, and we can prevent that from continuing, how many crimes have we prevented?” Deputy Thomas Spiegle, whose 22 years of experience include 13 with VIDA, says the stories that hurt most are the ones about kids who turn a deaf ear to the program’s message and don’t choose to take advantage of the opportunities it offers them. He’s known of four who paid the ultimate price for failing to avoid a life of crime — and, he said, he recognized the warning signs, and tried to steer them from danger. “The scary thing is, I told three of the kids exactly how they were going to die,” Spiegle said, referring to one who died of a drug overdose, one who was shot to death in a dispute over graffiti turf, and a girl whose drug abuse led her to an environment in which she was sexually abused and murdered. Fortunately, he said, the vast majority of the stories have much happier endings — and there are thousands of them — as VIDA’s lessons get through to kids and steer them onto healthy paths instead of paths to self-destruction. “I enjoy ‘fixing’ families. I have parents who still send me cookies, and kids who have grown up and they call me to reminisce,” Spiegle said. “With our kids, I see how the story ends. I have a direct impact on how a child’s future ends up playing out.”


YAL: Youth Activities League

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YAL Boxer: She’s No 95-Pound Weakling

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Lorraine Villalobos is a sweet, unassuming girl, all 95 pounds of her. She’s 16 years old, and she enjoys her afternoons when school gets out, as she visits the Youth Activities League facility in Whittier, where she spends time with her friends and gets some help with big homework projects. She also packs a wicked left hook. This petit teenage girl just happens to be one of the best boxers around, and she has the gold medal she recently won from the regional Junior Olympics to prove it. “I just like getting in there and just do what I usually do,” says Villalobos, who trains four days a week in the ring at the Norwalk Station’s YAL center in Whittier. “I don’t usually have a plan.” She hones her instincts by sparring with the male boxers who also train at the YAL — one of 17 countywide — after school each day. “Usually I train with the guys because they help me out the most,” Villalobos says. “They move around with me.”

Lorraine Villalobos & Armando Contreras

Boxing is just one of the various after-school programs offered at the Norwalk/Whittier YAL, where 70 to 80 youths go each day for tutoring, crafts, dance, cooking, body conditioning and other programs designed to improve their life skills. Villalobos says her parents were both proud of her achievement at the Junior Olympics, where she was crowned the regional champion in her weight class, but her mother and father each handle it a little differently when she steps into the ring. “My mom was actually kind of nervous when I fight, but my dad — he’s not very nervous,” she said, laughing. She says her father understands she can handle herself just fine in the ring, thanks to her training and the efforts of her coach, Armando Contreras, the head boxing coach at the Norwalk/Whittier YAL. “Ever since the beginning he told me it’s not going to be easy,” says Villalobos, who started boxing at age 10. “And he always told me, ‘Come every day.’” Contreras, 62, says training young boxers like Villalobos keeps him feeling young, and has made the coaching job especially rewarding for him for the past 15 years. “You have to love working with the kids,” Contreras said. “There are some girls, they begin to spar and they like it. She loves it. For her it’s like playing any other sport — she knows boxing is an art, it’s not just throwing punches. It’s real hard work. It takes a special person to be a boxer.” He said Villalobos’ hard work has paid off as she has proven her abilities in competition: “She’s real fast, she has a good left hook and she throws very good combinations,” Contreras said. “She has a very good jab, and after the jab it opens up a lot of combinations. She’s very good at it.” Deputy Tammy Schlunegger, who recently became the director of the Norwalk/Whittier YAL, says the boxers like Villalobos — boys and girls alike — display a high level of commitment to maintaining their physical fitness and working out every day at the YAL. She says the 5-foot-tall Villalobos’ appearance and demeanor may seem contrary to her capabilities in the ring. “She’s so sweet. She’s tiny, but man, she can really throw a punch,” Schlunegger said. “She’s an excellent boxer, and any time she’s here she’s very pleasant. She comes here, she works hard, she’s very dedicated, devoted to her boxing, and she really enjoys it.” And then, for emphasis, Schlunegger adds once more: “She’s really sweet.”

You’re invited to a once-in-a-lifetime experience: A special celebration of our nation’s independence featuring Barry Manilow, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and fireworks! The Sheriff’s Youth Foundation’s 23rd annual Hollywood Bowl event is scheduled Tuesday, July 3, and kicks off with a private buffet dinner on the Hollywood Bowl Museum Terrace. After dinner, you’ll enjoy premium VIP seating for a very special performance by Barry Manilow, backed by the renowned Bowl orchestra, with fireworks capping the evening’s entertainment. SYF supporters’ seats are private boxes of four or six in the first 10 rows. Availability is limited, and ticket prices include parking passes. Prices are $1,000 per seat, $3,500 per four-person box and $5,500 per sixperson box. All proceeds benefit the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation. RSVP to Pat Bradford at 323/460-2380 or email pat@patbradford.com.

Golfers, Take Aim: Sheriff’s Shootout At Riviera Country Club August 20 Sheriff Leroy D. Baca is inviting all supporters of the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation to the “Sheriff’s Shootout at Riviera,” the Joseph Rahr Second Memorial Golf Invitational. The tournament is scheduled Monday, Aug. 20, at the prestigious Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. Spots are limited, so golfers are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible by contacting Dawn Zamudio at (323) 526-5121 or syfgolf@lasd.org.

Save the Date! Sheriff’s Shootout Coming to Wilshire October 1 Golfers, mark your calendars for Monday, Oct. 1, when the “Sheriff’s Shootout at Wilshire” charity golf tournament comes to the Wilshire Country Club. You can book your spots today by contacting Dawn Zamudio at (323) 526-5121 or syfgolf@lasd.org.

STAR Golf Classic Scheduled August 6 The STAR Unit will once again host the annual STAR Golf Classic, scheduled Aug. 6 at the prestigious Hacienda Golf Club. Funds raised from the golf tournament are used to purchase all of the give-away items the STAR Unit makes available to all Department members. For more information or to register, contact Connie Chandler at (562) 946-7117 or cechandl@lasd.org


BEAR: Bicycle Education and Registration

BEAR Brings Bikes to Kids She wanted the things every other 8-year-old girl wants: A safe home. Friends. Toys. A bicycle. Living with her grandmother, the girl had lost much of what makes an idyllic life for an 8-year-old. Her mother had been killed and her father wasn’t in the picture, so her grandmother stepped up to the plate as her guardian. Then, tragedy struck yet again: The girl’s uncle was killed while riding his bicycle through a crosswalk, without a helmet, at night. “The grandma, she lost her son, which is the little girl’s uncle, to a hit-and-run driver, and he was on a bike,” says Deputy Karen Velasquez. “She’s lost her daughter, too, so she has this fear of losing her granddaughter, because she’s had so much loss in her life.” Fearful, the girl’s grandmother wouldn’t let her ride a bicycle. That is, until she heard about the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation’s BEAR program. The Bicycle Education and Registration program meets weekly for five weeks, teaching kids basic bicycle safety and repair skills, using bicycles that have been donated or confiscated by the Sheriff’s Department. Students who complete BEAR get more than just a diploma: They get to keep the bike they’ve been working on. The program is the brainchild of Senior Deputy Ken Yanecko, team leader of the Sheriff’s Department’s West Hollywood bicycle patrol team. He has 15 years of experience in bicycle patrol, which he says has been aptly described as “police work in high definition — it’s just you out there in the world.” In 2007, Yanecko was asked to write a program for children. He quickly concluded he didn’t want it to be just another bicycle safety rodeo. He wrote a groundbreaking curriculum that he not only presents to kids, but also teaches to deputies at Youth Activities League facilities around the county so they can serve as instructors, too. “I tried to make it into something special and take kids down a different path,” Yanecko said. “It’s not just about the bike. The bike is the avenue that we use to take the kids where we want them to go. We basically use the format of a bicycle education class to build a mentorship with kids.” BEAR includes safety tips and fun, hands-on work as the youths are taught not only how to properly ride a bike, but also keep it in operating condition. Simultaneously, they are taught about making good life choices, and they get to know the sheriff’s deputies in a new context. Many of the approximately 450 youths age 8 to 18 who complete the program each year otherwise might not afford a bicycle, and without BEAR, they’d be more susceptible to the dangers of unsafe riding in urban environments. Yanecko didn’t realize how much gold BEAR struck until a park administrator in her 70s told him, “You are a visionary. I can still remember the very first bike I had.” He realized how something as simple as a bicycle can form very strong connections. “We are opening up a portal in life that these kids will remember forever,” Yanecko said. “The benefits that come out of this program happen daily, the kids that you see blossom right before your eyes. It changes lives. It’s awesome.” What about the 8-year-old girl whose uncle was killed? She completed BEAR last year, and graduated with a safe bicycle to call her own — and permission from her grandmother to ride it. “Grandma was there every day,” Deputy Velasquez said. “And, Grandma was there while we did graduation, and she was very thankful. She was in tears.”


999 For Kids

START: Sheriffs Teaching At Risk Teens

Making a significant impact on kids’ lives every day

START Shows Youths: Jail Is No Place for You

Tyler is not your typical 16-year-old boy. Suffering from asthma, hypertension and diabetes, and weighing 769 pounds when his needs came to the attention of the Department of Children and Family Services, Tyler’s weight and medical conditions rendered him non-ambulatory — and, unable to sleep on a regular bed.

It’s the largest jail in the free world. The L.A. County Men’s Central Jail houses some 5,000 inmates, and counts among its inhabitants some of the most hardened criminals ever removed from the streets.

When DCFS visited Tyler’s home, where his father also cares for his mother, who suffers from Lupus, they found he was sleeping on a mattress on the floor, as typical bed frames break under his weight. Esperanza Gonzalez, a Supervising Case Social Worker for the DCFS, started researching special beds that might improve T yler’s social, physical and emotional well-being. After two months of trying to find a source willing to purchase the bed, Gonzalez contacted 999 For Kids. Two weeks later, 999 For Kids arranged for the $4,000 bed to be delivered to his home. His condition has since begun to improve and he has lost significant weight. This is just one example of how 999 For Kids profoundly changes children’s lives. The program was created 27 years ago out of a partnership between the Sheriff’s Department and the DCFS. The grass-roots organization helps medically fragile children who have suffered emotional and physical abuse. DCFS provides basic care, but many of these children need much more. 999 For Kids picks up where DCFS leaves off. 999 For Kids includes sworn and professional LASD staff who raise funds to help these children. The funds send children to summer camps for the deaf, blind, and those with other medical issues who would not otherwise have such positive experiences. 999 For Kids also purchases special wheelchairs and car seats for children with severe medical problems. The children who receive the organization’s help also include Samira, who’s 17 and legally blind. She loves to write short stories, and she came to DCFS attention due to her mother’s refusal to provide necessary medical care, causing Samira to suffer from depression. The withdrawn Samira was placed in foster care, and has improved with counseling. Upon being made aware of Samira’s need, 999 For Kids recently purchased a $9,000 specialized Braille machine that allows Samira to communicate and read in comfort – enhancing her experiences in home and at school.

It’s no place for kids, and that’s exactly why START takes them there. The Sheriff’s Teaching At-Risk Teens program gives at-risk youths a blunt, firsthand illustration of the consequences that can come from their choices, reminiscent of “Scared Straight,” the 1978 Oscar-winning documentary. “It’s similar to that in a sense, but we put our own wrinkle into it,” says Deputy Paul Vargas, a 15-year deputy who has been in charge of START for the past five years. The youths’ visits are conducted on Saturdays, and teens are referred to START through sheriff’s stations and other Sheriff’s Youth Foundation programs, like the Youth Activities League and the Vital Intervention Directional Initiative (VIDA). “The kids come in the morning on a Saturday, and we treat the kids similarly to a paramilitary academy,” says Vargas. “We try to teach the kids structure, because they don’t have that.” Before the youths are led into the jail, they are given some clues as to what to expect. “We talk about the type of image that we have, what goes on in the jail, what inmates wear, what things these kids take for granted, like Mom’s cooking and sleeping in a bed with a comfortable pillow, privacy going to the restroom, privacy taking a shower. These kids don’t think about that,” Vargas said. “And then we start walking through the halls of the largest jail in the free world.” When they get to the rooftop exercise yard, they meet inmates who tell the youths about life in jail. “The inmates give a brief introduction to what jail life would be like, and they show them: This isn’t a place for kids. It’s not a place for anybody.”

Cases like those of Tyler and Samira illustrate how Donations to 999 For Kids result in life-changing experiences for children in need.

After the rooftop visit, the youths are — temporarily — locked in an empty cell, to get a taste of incarceration.

“The children that are brought to the attention of 999 For Kids are the victims of the worst cases of physical and emotional abuse,” said Sheriff’s Cmdr. Warren R. Asmus. “Without the generous support of our donors, we’d be unable to provide the crucial assistance these children so desperately need, and we sincerely appreciate the support.”

Vargas said START is an effective wake-up call for many of the 300 to 350 youths who participate each year. “I’d say 98 percent of the kids who come through end up crying at the end. They say, ‘I don’t want to come back here.’ They are very remorseful.” For some, it’s a remarkable turning point. “About a year ago I had a group of kids who came through, there were two boys and a girl,” Vargas said. “They didn’t care about anything. Nothing fazed them at the beginning, and toward the end you could tell that their demeanor had changed. And, a year later they became mentors of that same program that they went through, and they came through as mentors for that group. And they graduated from high school, too.”


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A Call to Action:

Please Support Programs to Help Our Youth The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Youth Foundation helps thousands of youths each year via programs that steer them away from crime, build self-esteem and help them make positive life choices on a path toward becoming responsible, healthy adults. These programs cannot exist without the support of the many volunteers and donors who contribute so much to help our communities’ youth. We sincerely appreciate every contribution, whether it’s financial or a gift of your time. If you would like to become a supporter or volunteer for the nonprofit Sheriff’s Youth Foundation, please call (877) KIDS 411 or (323) 526-5120, or email syf@lasd.org.

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