Broward County
Crime Commission
 
CELEBRATING 36 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE
CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND COMMUNITY


"Evil Triumphs When Good People Stand Idly By"

CSI: SUMMER CAMP

The Broward County Crime Commission offers a rich and engaging summer camp program for children ages 6 - 14 years old. Day campers participate in a number of enriching activities, including field trips. Our specialty sessions include science engineering, technology, math, and robotics. 

The 2015 Summer camp was a HUGE success!

Thank you to eveyone who hwlped make that possible,

The 2016 locations will be announced for Broward County in December of 2015.

CSI: STEM Youth Summer Camp:


2016 DATES TBA IN DECEMBER

 

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;  Aftercare from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to meet the needs of parents.

 

Age Groups:  6 to 8 years; 9 and 10 years; 11 to 14 years

 

Instructors: Retired Police Officers, Active Police Officers, Certified School Teachers, College Students, Engineers, Retired Engineers, Responsible Adults. Al instructors will be background checked. There will be a Certified School Teacher on Premises Overseeing Operations.

Daily Agenda Sample of CSI: STEM Youth Summer Camp:

The morning track of the typical day will be devoted to an "easily understood" agenda about law enforcement and courtroom procedure, accompanied by guest speakers from various law enforcement agencies, the State Attorney’s Office, the US Attorney’s Office, and Judges from within the Broward County Courthouse.

 

The after lunch track will entail Leadership and Self Esteem Building/Confidence Course Physical Education Challenges. Making Good Choices through Logic and Reason will also be included.

 

The final track of the day will be life related science projects associated with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math projects (including forensics) to finish the day.

ABOUT THE CSI: STEM Youth Summer Camp:

 

CSI: STEM Summer Camp is trademarked and developed by the Broward County Crime Commission in cooperation with US Public Safety and Management.

 

Its Mission is to instruct and motivate children of the great things that they can (and should) achieve in life, versus the different obstacles in society that can detour children down the wrong path towards a life of crime.  The camp will encompass four facets:

 

1.         Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice Based Instruction and Training

2.         Leadership, Self – Esteem and Confidence Building

3.         Theoretical and Conceptual Science Projects that Relate to Real                World Situations

4.         Field Trips to Public Safety, Criminal Justice and Environmental                           Venues Associated with Camp Modules and Camp Subject Matter


Objective:

To better educate the youth of Broward County about the Criminal Justice System, and enhance public safety/community relations, so that future incidents such as Ferguson, Missouri, do not occur.

 

The Broward County Crime Commission feels that there is not only an inherent need for such a program, but that the Crime Commission it is the most befitting  agency to offer such a program, as an independent body, serving as a liaison between both the general public and law enforcement. 

Children are Still the Future Leaders of America:

 

Children will forever be the future leaders of America, but there are troubling statistics that also need to be addressed of how many children are being arrested and incarcerated on an annual basis.

 

            The Most Concrete Data on the Topic Stems from 2011:

 

 By age 23, up to 41 percent of American adolescents and young adults have         been arrested at least once for something, other than a minor traffic violation, according to a study published on December 19th, 2011 in the journal Pediatrics.   The study was facilitated by by Robert Brame, professor of criminal justice and criminology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, who polled 7,000 young people between 1997 and 2008.  While some of these arrests were attributed to Mental Illness (and the lack of proper Mental Health treatment), 16 to 27 percent of the respondents reported being arrested by age 18.

 

In July of 2011, the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) reported that over two million youth under the age of 18 were arrested in 2008. Of these two million, about 95 percent had not been accused of violent crimes, such as murder, rape, or aggravated assault. 2 In 2010, of the nearly 100,000 youth under the age of 18 who were serving time in a juvenile residential placement facility, 26 percent had been convicted of property crimes only, such as burglary, arson, or theft.