Louisa County Sheriff's Office
LEARN AND WIN (LAW) SCHOOLS Program
Learn And Win (LAW) is the Louisa County Sheriff's Office's premier community
policing program. A multifaceted initiative, LAW contains an integral schools
element designed to help Louisa County students make smart choices on key issues
affecting their future. The LAW Schools program began in Louisa County elementary
schools in AY2009-2010 and expanded to Louisa County Middle and High Schools
The cornerstone of LAW Schools is the elementary school program.
The elementary school program focuses on fifth grade students and consists of
nine 45-60 minute lessons
In addition to classroom
discussion, activities, and homework assignments, students participate in a
capstone exercise consisting of a short essay. The top essayist in each elementary
school receives special recognition from the Sheriff's Office. All students
completing the rigorous elementary school curriculum receive a special LAW certificate
and t-shirt at a school awards ceremony.
- Making Good Decisions
- Other Drugs
- Internet Safety
The middle school program consists
of six one-hour lessons with two lessons at each grade level
- Personal Protection Against Crime and Virginia's Judicial System (6th Grade)
- Substance Abuse and Internet Safety (7th Grade)
- Gang Awareness and Anger Management (8th Grade).
The high school program consists of four one-hour lessons with
one lesson at each grade level
Schools lessons reinforce decision-making skills and self-esteem and are taught
by specially selected Louisa County deputies.
- Conflict Management (9th Grade)
- Motor Vehicle Responsibility (10th Grade)
- Dating Abuse and Violence(11th Grade)
- Identity Theft (12th Grade).
Parents and caregivers are an important element of the LAW Schools learning process.
For most lessons, students are given informative handouts to share with their parent
or caregiver. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to review the information and discuss
their experiences and expectations on the issue with their student. While educators play
an important role in student development, nothing replaces regular and direct
Working together, we can make LAW Schools a valuable
learning and life experience for all Louisa County students.