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FLORIN LAW ACADEMY STUDENTS
MARCH 2022
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • President - Sheriff Scott Jones
  • Vice President - Undersheriff Erik Maness
  • Director - Lieutenant Cary Trzcinski
  • Treasurer - Chief Santos Ramos
  • Secretary - Deputy Cornelius Dutton
  • Program Director - Sergeant Nathan Nguyen
  • Board Member - Captain Brandon Luke
  • Board Member - Sergeant Sam Flores
  • Board Member - Deputy Veronica Cervantes
  • Board Member - Deputy On-Call Zach Hatch
SAL/YSU TEAM
  • Sergeant Sam Flores
  • Deputy Nick Thompson
  • Deputy Jessica Hauck
  • Deputy Kristy Walls
  • Deputy Anthony Chilelli
  • Deputy On-Call Zach Hatch
  • Retired Probation Officer Tammy Hinds (VIPS)
FINAL COUNTDOWN-DON'T MISS OUT
THE SHERIFF'S ACTIVITIES LEAGUE
´╗┐NICK MANLAPIG SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS ****April 30, 2022.****
Apply Now! SAL would like to invite all high school seniors and undergraduate college students to apply for the Nick Manlapig Scholarship. SAL's goal is to provide qualified students from the Sacramento region with the financial means to obtain a post-secondary education while becoming productive and law-abiding members of society. Click the scholarship button below.
**Applications must be turned into any SAL member.**
(A list of SAL members is listed above)
BIG DAY OF GIVING IS THURSDAY, MAY 5TH!
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JOIN SAL AT OUR FUTURE COMMUNITY EVENTS
**SATURDAY, APRIL 9TH: FOOTBALL CAMP AT ARC**
Football Enthusiasts & Volunteers look no further! The 2nd Annual Thompson Family Football camp is being held at American River College on Sat. 4/9 and hosted by none other than NFL players Shaq, Peyton and Syd'Quan Thompson! Guest coaches included Pleasant Grove HS graduate Arik Armstead, John Ross, Brian Burns and more. Contact Sgt. Flores for more info sflores@sacsheriff.com
*SATURDAY, APRIL 16TH: FAIR OAKS PARK EGGSTRAVAGANZA*
Enjoy a family fun filled day at Fair Oaks Park and celebrate Spring. SAL deputies will be assisting Fair Oaks Park with their second largest community event. Contact Deputy Nick Thompson for more information nthompson@sacsheriff.com
**FRIDAY, MAY 6TH: YOSEMITE VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER**
SAL deputies and students from the Florin Law Academy (FLA) will assist in the Law Day reception hosted in the beautiful Yosemite National Park. Contact Deputy Jessica Hauck for more info jhauck@sacsheriff.com
**FRIDAY, MAY 13TH: MOCK TRIAL AT FEDERAL COURTHOUSE**
SAL deputies and students from the Florin Law Academy (FLA) juniors will participate in a Mock Trial competition against two local Sacramento High Schools being held at the downtown Federal Courthouse. Contact Deputy Jessica Hauck for more info jhauck@sacsheriff.com
HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS
Polar Plunge:
Folsom Lake
SAL Sergeant Sam Flores, along with multiple Sacramento Sheriff's Office (SSO) personnel, Young Marines and Youth Leadership Council members took to Folsom Lake on a chilly Saturday March morning to raise money for the Special Olympics of Northern California. Fully uniformed personnel from SSO, Sacramento Probation, El Dorado Hills Fire Department and Placer County Sheriff's Office plunged into the frigid waters to show their support.
If you are interested in assisting with future Special Olympic events, please contact Sgt. Flores at sflores@sacsheriff.com
PROGRAMS IN ACTION
EXPEDITIONS. EXPERIENCES. ENGAGEMENT.
Every Tuesday and Thursday evening, SAL deputies continue to provide an enriched S.H.O.C.K. curriculum filled with exercises aimed at building trust, expanding perspectives and critical thinking for the program's adolescents.
In March, S.H.O.C.K experienced the excitement of Quarry Park, the realities of the Superior Courthouse and the not so pretty side of life on the internet.
SAL would like to give a huge thank you to SSO Detectives Le and Benjamin for their Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) presentation and to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for their eye opening presentation to the S.H.O.C.K. program.
If you have any questions regarding S.H.O.C.K. or would like to become a mentor, contact Kristy Walls at kwalls@sacsheriff.com
Best Buddies
"CAN'T STOP. WON'T STOP"
Best Buddies Antelope and Center High School chapters have been busier than ever! First, they conducted multiple meetings. Second, Center High let loose with a dance party. Lastly, they participated in a region wide Unified Sports softball tournament on March 24th. SAL deputies and members shook their "groove things" and cheered loudly for their Best Buddies. If you would like more information about Best Buddies, contact Tammy Hinds at thinds@sacsheriff.com
Florin Law Academy (FLA)
Mock Trial Preparations
Florin Law juniors had the opportunity to gain pro-tips from Deputy District Attorney Mai Trieu in preparation for their upcoming mock trial competition in May. DA Trieu also serves as Hannah's mentor in the FLA mentor program.

If you are interested in assisting with any step of the mock trial process, please contact jhauck@sacsheriff.com
Prosecution Team 2022
Defense Team 2022
Land-Garcia Foundation
Cindy Land, co-founder of the Land-Garcia Foundation, presented the junior class with further leadership skills and development opportunities for them to utilize on their application for the Land-Garcia Scholarship; which will be awarded in May. Students raised their hands during Ms. Land's presentation to show her they would be scholarship applicants. SAL Deputy Jessica Hauck greatly appreciates Ms. Land's commitment to the Florin Law Academy and her willingness to travel monthly from the Bay Area. If you would like to learn more about the Land-Garcia Foundation, click below.
Seniors Serve as Jurors
Twelve Florin Law Seniors had the opportunity to be jurors in the mock trial presented to the S.H.O.C.K. program at the Superior Courthouse on March 22nd. SAL deputies, along with SSO Bailiffs Payne and Mendez, provided students with valuable information about the court process and the realities of poor decision making.
SAL Deputy Walls did a great job collaborating two SAL programs, S.H.O.C.K. and FLA, into one great evening of learning for all participants.
Operation Protect & Defend:
Art Gallery Reception
SAL Deputy Hauck transported nine of the eleven FLA seniors to Viewpoint Art Gallery for an art reception hosted by Operation Protect and Defend. Students had one week to create a piece of artwork illustrating the 2nd Amendment. Students had the opportunity to explain their artwork to the judges in hopes their explanations would help them become the grand prize winner of $1,000. Winners will be announced in May-stay tuned!
FLA would like to give a big thank you to SSO Sergeant Lowery and Deputy Lopes for their CSI presentation!
Smiles At Lunch (S.A.L.)
SAL deputies experienced a few new locations this month with S.A.L. First, SAL deputies ventured to the newly remodeled Arden Middle School early in the month to spend S.A.L. time with some very energetic middle school students and staff members. Second, SAL deputies visited Westside Elementary and Preparatory Charter School in Rio Linda for the school's first S.A.L. time! Lastly, the students of Pacific Elementary in South Sacramento and Whitney Avenue Elementary in North Sacramento enjoyed climbing into the driver's seat of the YSU vehicles and playing "red light, green light" with SAL deputies.
If you're interested in having the opportunity to positively impact our youth through any of our programs, contact Deputy Jessica Hauck at jhauck@sacsheriff.com.
SOCCER
The Avengers
SAL Deputy Kristy Walls and her indoor soccer team, the Avengers, celebrated their hard fought season with an end of the season celebration at Defy Jump in Sacramento. The Avengers had such a fun indoor experience, they have taken their skills to the outdoor soccer season.
If you are interested in assisting with any future soccer opportunities, please contact Deputy Kristy Walls at kwalls@sacsheriff.com
SPRING SOCCER CLINIC
Every Wednesday evening in Rio Linda, SAL Deputy Walls, in partnership with Sacramento Republic FC, host an outdoor soccer clinic. Beautiful weather this past month has made for a great night of learning new soccer skills.
Young Marines
Take to the Road
SAL Program Director and Young Marines Unit Commander Sergeant Nate Nguyen, Deputies Michael Wojnar and Kristy Walls and YSU member Tammy Hinds took the Young Marines Program on the road. Early in the month, the Young Marines travelled to Hayward to continue to focus on character building, leadership and positive life choices with the Golden Gate Young Marines. Later in the month, they reconnected with the Golden Gate Young Marines for an overnight outdoors encampment. Good times and memories were made by all.
If you are interested in Young Marines or helping out, you can contact Tammy Hinds at thinds@sacsheriff.com
CENTER PARKWAY SOFTBALL LEAGUE
SAL Deputy Walls assisted on Monday evenings with the Center Parkway Softball League.
The young female players continue to develop their skills and calm their nerves as league games are set to begin in April.
ORANGEVALE PONY BASEBALL
Opening Day
SAL Deputy Walls drove the popular SAL humvee to Louise Pasteur Middle School for a beautiful baseball opening day. Players enjoyed a day of fun with food trucks, bounce houses and SAL's spin-a-wheel giveaways.
GIRLS CIRCLE
SMEDBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL
Girls Circle is designed to help adults facilitate an open dialog with young adolescent girls about various topics in order for girls to advocate for themselves, have a voice and grow as individuals.
Understanding Our Similarities & Differences
SAL deputies Walls and Hauck continued with their Girls Circle meetings hosted Wednesday mornings at Smedburg Middle School. Deputies Walls and Hauck have seen the girls grow closer together, discuss topics centered around good decision making and recognize they are more alike than different.
YLC
Youth Leadership Council
Participants in the Youth Leadership Council (YLC) have been busy at work on a human trafficking community education event. Every Thursday, SAL deputies, along with members of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Intelligence Bureau (SIIB), assist the YLC members in learning, implementing and executing their vision of educating the Sacramento County community about the dangers of human trafficking.
YLC Members at the Crime Stoppers 25th Annual Crab feed held in Citrus Heights.
Members of YLC, FLA and SSO Explorers are all smiles as they work together!
Crab feed attendees relaxed as they were served by YLC member Kayla.
IT TAKES A VILLAGE!
SAL would like to give a shout out to the following businesses for donating food to our programs:
**Chick Fil-A **Little Caesar's Pizza**Perko's Cafe ** **Pepsi**Raley's**
SAL would like to thank the following businesses for their continued support & generosity:
**Costco**Dutch Bros**Starbucks**Target**Walmart**