About the Y.E.S. Program
The Interactive Online Y.E.S. Program (Youth Educational
Shoplifting Program) delivers proven-effective shoplifter
education in a specifically structured environment which
is designed to pique young peoples’ interest and
increase retention levels by offering them an easy to use,
interactive, media-rich presentation. The program utilizes
interactive video scenarios which are guided by a facilitator
along with a core group of teens who have also been caught
Together the facilitator and teens will help the participant
to understand how shoplifting affects the lives of real
people (not just stores). They will teach the participant about the law and its consequences, the new security technology
now used in stores to detect shoplifters, how much they risk for a small reward
and how shoplifting can become addictive. The participant will come to understand
how their own personal and social pressures can trigger a shoplifting incident
and look closely at the feelings, thoughts and attitudes which led him/her to
shoplift. After understanding their behavior, they will work to create a personal
plan to stop shoplifting.
The program will take the participant 4-5 hours to complete.
It is not necessary that the participant complete the
program in one sitting. We encourage them to take breaks
as often as they feel the need . . . as long as they
complete the program by the deadline date.