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Important Information Regarding YES Tours for the
2020-2021 School Year:

For the 2020-2021 school year, all YES Tours of the Suffolk County Correctional Facility will be virtual. Once you sign up for a YES Tour, you will be sent a package of videos to show to your class detailing the various areas and units of the jail. The videos will contain a tour of the jail detailing the process that inmates go through when they are incarcerated. These videos will also highlight additional areas of the jail that are not normally visited on the in-person jail tour. As always, there will be interviews with inmates who will describe the poor choices they made that put them in jail and what life is like while incarcerated in Suffolk County. Finally, instead of coming to the jail on the date you are assigned, your class will have the opportunity to have a live virtual Q & A session with an officer who can answer any and all questions your students have after viewing the videos of the jail. ​

     

As always, registration for the virtual YES Tours is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Virtual YES Tour Requests for the 2020-2021 school year will open on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 12:00AM. Any requests made prior to this date and time will not be honored and will need to be resubmitted. Schools are allowed to book no more than four (4) virtual tours of forty (40) students per academic school year.

 

Virtual Tours/ Q & A will begin October 1, 2020. Please do not register for a date in September as the video package will not be ready until mid-September.

 

Please register for the date(s) you would like the Q & A to occur in the same way you have registered for the in-person tour in the past. Information must be filled out in full. Please select your four dates, with an alternative date should one of your requested dates be booked already.  You will receive an email confirmation with your dates once they have been approved and scheduled. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out.

Youth Enlightenment Seminar (YES) Tour

A growing number of Suffolk County`s youth are in danger of falling prey to criminal and gang activity. Young teens especially face peer pressures that often make them act in ways that help them become “accepted” by a group, but they have no idea about the consequences of their behavior. As a result, many young people at an early age begin what may become a painful life of criminal behavior. The goal of the YES Program is to educate youth about the potential consequences of poor choices. 

"Our YES Program stresses education and reality", said Sheriff Toulon.  "By giving kids a realistic view of what lies ahead if they cross the line, we hope that it will leave a strong impact in their minds to stop them from engaging in criminal acts."  The program stresses education, communication, and accountability.

Who May Participate:

Public and private schools throughout Suffolk County must apply on a lottery basis for the tours in the beginning of the school year.   

How To Register:

Registration dates will post during the summer and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Schools are allowed to book no more than four (4) tours of forty (40) students per academic school year.  Students must be twelve (12) years or older and accompanied by a school faculty member. Information must be filled out in full. Please select your 4 dates, with an alternative date should one of your requested dates be booked already.  You will receive an email confirmation with your dates once they have been approved and scheduled.  

 

The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office reserves the right to decline any requests for tours.  All tours will receive a confirmation from our staff prior to your trip.

Note: Monday through Thursday Tours are offered at our Riverhead Correctional Facility ONLY.  Friday tours are offered at our Yaphank Correctional Facility ONLY. Tours are scheduled during the academic calendar year only. 

YES Tour Request

Please indicate at least 1 (one) YES Tour request date.  

The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office is an Accredited Law Enforcement Agency

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