Video helps teens to make the right choices

May 24th, 2007    Author: Michael Bradley    Filed Under: News

A new video called “Choices” is now available for law enforcement agencies and schools throughout Clermont to help educate teens about the consequences of their actions if they make poor choices.

Produced by the Clermont County Office of Public Information, “Choices” employed volunteer teen actors from the West Clermont Institute of the Performing Arts to portray students who were arrested and incarcerated in the Clermont County Juvenile Detention Center.

Clermont County Communications Director Kathy Lehr said that the video’s storyline follows two possible scenarios involving teens making poor choices.

“The video follows a young woman who is involved in a domestic violence situation at home, and a young man who is found to be in possession of drugs while at school,” she said. “The storyline follows them through the arrests to incarceration at the Clermont County Juvenile Detention Center and appearances in juvenile court.”

Lehr said that the video was shot in only one day, but that preparations for it and the editing process took six months to complete.

Glen Este High School Principal Dennis Ashworth said that the video serves as a valuable educational tool in increasing awareness about the consequences of young people making poor choices.

Local agencies involved in the production of the video were the Clermont Juvenile Detention Center, Clermont Juvenile Court, Board of Clermont County Commissioners, Clermont Sheriff's Department, Clermont Office of Public Information, Union Township Police Department, Union Township Television, West Clermont Local School District, Glen Este High School, and the West Clermont Institute for the Performing Arts.

Free copies of the "Choices" video are now available and can be obtained by contacting the Clermont County Office of Public Information at (513) 732-7597.
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