Judge brings courtroom of teen offenders to tears with her message

- A judge in Georgia brought a courtroom full of teenagers to tears after conveying some harsh truths to the young offenders.

 

Bibb County Superior Court Judge Verda Colvin brings a courtroom full of Consider the Consequences participants to tears and all she does is tell the truth. If you would like more information on how to enroll your child in the no-cost monthly program, you can call Lieutenant Ellis Sinclair with the Bibb Sheriff’s Office Outreach at 478-803-2701. #BCSOStrong #BCSOPRIDE

Posted by Bibb County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

 

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As part of the Bibb County "Consider the Consequences" program, Superior Court Judge Verda Colvin is captured on video telling the participants to "be somebody" and to care about their futures.

The program aims to steer troubled teens in the right direction. The kids, ages 9 to 17, experience what it's like to be in jail.

The teens put on a jump suit, are placed in a cell and meet with a judge, according to FOX Atlanta.

"You’re special. Stop being disrespectful to your parents. Care about your future. Be somebody. Anybody can be nothing. Be something," Judge Colvin tells the teens. "Care about yourselves. Do it. The only person stopping you is you. Do you understand me?"

Read more about the program here.

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