The purpose of Turning Point is to provide our youth with a realistic view of the consequences of their choices and aims to educate youth in a way that will turn them from making decisions that may lead to illegal behavior.
The Turning Point program consisted of both male and female students, middle and high school age, students "who were in need of a reality check," according to a release from the Sheriff's office.
Points of the program included a walk through of the jail's dress out process, tour of the facility, inmate meal and discussions with inmates in a classroom setting.
The application for participation in the program, which will be held on Aug. 11, can be downloaded from the Floyd County Sheriff's website at floydcountysheriff.org and select Community Programs. From there, the website will direct you to the Turning Point program information and downloadable application.
If you do not have access to a computer, an application can be mailed to you upon request. For more information contact the Sgt. James Womack of Floyd County Sheriff’s Office at 706-291-4111, ext. 8840.