In a collaborative effort between the Citrus County Sheriff’s office, Citrus County School District,
Citrus County Health Department and Partners for a Substance Free Citrus, the School Resource Officer
programs teaches “Know the Law” to all 7th grade students in Citrus County Schools. The idea behind this
curriculum is that most student’s age 12-14 years do not understand the justice system and often don’t
know that some things they do could be law violations. Know the Law reviews the most common offenses
often committed by a juvenile and explains the consequences for committing those acts. It is our hope
that by providing the youth of our communities with accurate and real life information, it will give
them the tools they need to make informed decisions when it comes to their choices.