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The California Highway Patrol

Community Outreach and Media Relations

Youth Programs and Services

Our teens are our future. Help us alert them to the dangers they face as they grow up - from dealing with alcohol and drugs, to street racing, to handling peer pressure. You can steer them in the right direction, and we can help. Check out the programs below, and let's work together to keep our kids safe.

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Helping Our Youth Make Good Decisions

Sober Graduation


Celebrate safely. Rallies, fundraisers, and accident scene reenactments help get the message across. Congratulations!

Sober Graduation

“Every 15 Minutes”

The Every 15 Minutes program is a two-day program focusing on high school juniors and seniors, which challenges them to think about drinking, driving, personal safety, the responsibility of making mature decisions and the impact their decisions have on family, friends, and many others.

Impact Teen Drivers

Impact Teen Drivers

Car accidents remain the leading cause of death among teens (ages 16-19); at least 75% of the accidents had nothing to do with drugs and/or alcohol. Impact Teen Drivers is a non-profit, public awareness and education program designed to educate teens about the dangers of distracted driving. This website is filled with great videos and information for students, lesson ideas for teachers, and a Memorial Wall to remember friends lost to accidents.

mentoring programs

Mentoring Programs

These invaluable relationships help reduce kids' involvement with drugs and other illegal activities, and increase academic performance. The CHP is strongly committed to mentoring programs at all levels, and we invite you to learn more about them and to be a positive influence in a young person's life. Mentoring Kids.

Help teens Start Smart

Start Smart!

Inexperience behind the wheel can be deadly. Find out how to make the road safer for new drivers. Start Smart!

Designated Drivers Save Lives

Designate a Sober Driver

Be a true friend - be a designated driver. Help the CHP reduce the number of traffic incidents involving DUIs - and get EVERYONE home alive. Reduce DUIs

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