STAND (Step Towards A New Direction) is a voluntary program for individuals who seek to change their lives. The program is built on a concept of hard-work, honesty, commitment, responsibility and accountability.
First implemented in 2011 upon the completion of the Drug Market Intervention (DMI) in the Charleston Farms Community in hopes of reducing overall violent crime rate and open-air drug market. The program addresses key personal elements of participants, including mental health, career development and resiliency training.
Anyone interested in the STAND Program can contact Sgt. Charity Prosser or Detective Tireka Cerone.