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Youth Assistance & Crime Prevention

Since 2003, Johnson County Youth Assistance/Crime Prevention has provided informational and safety programs for schools and other organizations in Johnson County free of charge without the use of tax money. Private sponsors fund this division of the Sheriff’s Office in their hope to help children with modern safety issues.

Community Liaison Deputy Jim Engmark was appointed head of this program at the beginning of the school year in 2020. This program was created by former Deputy Brian Baird. This program is a positive influence on our youth and an educational practicality. Over the years, this program has grown into a yearly tradition that fulfills the ever-increasing need for child safety awareness in our county schools. The safety programs are primarily directed toward children aged kindergarten through fourth grade, as well as speaking to some fifth graders. Topics include the following:

  • Personal Safety
  • Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Awareness
  • Bullying and Violence
  • Internet Safety
  • Gun Safety

All of these programs are written and produced by Johnson County Youth Assistance/Crime Prevention and include a video portion to enhance and solidify the content for the children. We also offer a program for adolescents called Decisions and Consequences to those who request it.

Alongside our program topics and videos, we have a search and recovery component to display how canines help find missing people. This piece of our program is often exciting for both young people and adults.

We look forward to hearing from you if you desire our services in your school or organization, or if you have any questions about our programs.

Request’s or Questions please contact:
Community Liaison Deputy Jim Engmark
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office
Direct Office Phone: 317-346-4622
Direct Email: jengmark@co.johnson.in.us