Designed for kids of all ages, the Choices program brings a member of the Sheriff’s Office and/or inmates directly into the classroom or auditorium to discuss drug and alcohol abuse. Inmates share the consequences of their own bad decisions and the difficulties they face in jail, and upon their eventual release. The importance of education is emphasized as a major player in enabling young people to make good, healthy choices.

Both male and female inmates chosen to send this important message are carefully selected from a minimum security unit. Each presentation is individually designed to accommodate group size, allotted time frame, ages and backgrounds of participants. Program sites include, but are not limited to, public and parochial schools, after school programs, boys and girls clubs, and civic based groups. Workshops and presentations have also been coordinated for Awareness Days, Health Fairs, and Career Fairs.

Sheriff Hodgson started CHOICES in an attempt to reach young people in Bristol County with the message that students who stay in school are less likely to wind up in jail.

The Sheriff’s Office is committed to provide quality programs that impact the quality of life for America’s youth. We have continuously tailored our programs and presentations to address youth at risk issues. The programs listed here have been presented in various communities throughout Bristol County and are available to all Schools, Community Organizations, Parent/Teacher Groups, Courts, and Law Enforcement Agencies.


Tina Marie LePage

Manager of Public Programs

Phone: 508.995.6400 ext 2176


Bristol County Sheriff's Office Address: 400 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747 Phone: 508.995.6400 Web: