Steven W. Tompkins



Sheriff’s Department Youth Programs

The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department provides quality community programs and services to children and young adults in Suffolk County. The Sheriff’s Department currently offers several programs to help children and young adults learn about criminal justice, stay out of trouble and educate them about safety in their communities.



JailBrake is modeled after the nationally acclaimed “Scared Straight” program, continues to expose potential at–risk youth to the realities of incarceration. With the proper balance of tough talk and compassion, the inmates and officers provide perspective and alternatives to young adults.

Kids Safety Tips

Internet Safety page

Sheriff’s homepage



Ident–A–Youth fingerprinting program works in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies, local civic associations and schools to fingerprint youth at educational, social, and community events.

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Sheriff’s Department Safety Tips coloring book.

Parents! Don't forget to download the answers!




Tours of the Suffolk County Jail through the Sheriff’s Department of Communications & External Affairs Division leads tours of the Nashua Street Jail for students from elementary school through college age.The tour offers a valuable educational opportunity to witness the day–to–day operations of a correctional facility. These tours are also offered to community and senior groups, as well as public agencies and all those interested in taking tours.

The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department looks forward to continuing to serve and educate children and young adults in Suffolk County.

For more information on the youth programs please call:

Lieutenant Abe Ayuso
Communications & External Affairs Division
200 Nashua Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 704-6652
Fax: (617) 704-6750


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