Riverside Police Department
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Opportunity with Education (OWE)

Opportunity with Education (OWE)




"We OWE it to our kids"


The Riverside Police Department created O.W.E. – Opportunity With Education, juvenile intervention & prevention program, to provide education and mentoring to our youth through positive interactions with police officers, educators, prosecutors, and other professionals, rather than the influences from the culture of criminal elements. This is not a boot camp or “scared straight” type program, but one designed to positively redirect “at-risk” youth between the ages of 12 to17 (middle & high school age), through topic lectures, tours, physical fitness, community service, and close order drill.


Choices and consequences will be stressed throughout the program, and the opportunity to build self-esteem, leadership qualities, and change to positive social behaviors will be available to all participants which will aid in breaking the cycle of criminal behavior, while encouraging them toward success.


The goal of O.W.E. is to help parents and their children bring a sense of “Family” back to their homes.

The parent(s) & legal guardian(s) of program participants must fully support O.W.E. and the staff for their child to be enrolled, and are required to attend the morning session of each class for group counseling and topic lectures.


O.W.E. is held at California Baptist University from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each Saturday for fifteen consecutive weeks. CBU is located at 8432 Magnolia Ave. in Riverside. The O.W.E. program takes place twice a year from September to December and February to May, and applications are accepted throughout the year.


Check back to our website for updates on when our program will resume.


For more information, please contact Ofc. Ryan Railsback at (951) 826-5959 or email at rpdowe@riversideca.gov.