Kids “N” Crime was started in 2002 by Ron Laursen after retiring from 35 years of service at the Orange County Probation Department.
Mr. Laursen a Southern California native grew up in Whittier California where he graduated from Rio Honda College with a degree in Criminal Justice. He also graduated from Whittier College with degrees in Psychology and Sociology.
When his career plans as a Los Angeles County Sheriff were cut short by military service he returned from active duty and began a career as a Deputy Probation Officer in Orange County.
Mr. Laursen’s career brought him in contact with teens and families while they were in crisis whether that be for drug and alcohol abuse, teen suicide, or uncontrolled anger and violence.
Upon retirement Mr Laursen began Kids “N Crime program to provide assist to both teens and parents struggling with problems and challenges facing teens in today’s world.
Since it’s beginning in 2002 offering only its Legal Awareness program Kids “N” Crime staff have continued to develop and offer new programs for teens and families facing conflict and crisis.
ARTICLE FROM THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER – August 30, 2014