A plan was presented to Newton City Schools recently that's designed to help young people stay in school, even if they've been in trouble with the law.
The Recruitment and Training Program of Mississippi Incorporated offers help to adolescent offenders, so they can turn their lives around and finish their high school education, or get a GED.
"It cuts down on the number of kids that are going to training school, cuts down on the number of kids that are dropping out of school," said Billy Powell of RTP. "And we're already in eight counties. And according to what we're finding out here in Newton there is a need for this program ad we're getting a lot of support here."
Powell said Newton School District is helping secure a grant to bring the program to Newton.