Indy to use computer game to teach kids about law

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police are trying out an interactive computer game based on television’s “Jeopardy!” to try to prevent teenagers from falling into lives of crime.

Police spokesman Lt. Chris Bailey says teens attending Tuesday’s presentation of the Juvenile Justice Jeopardy game will be treated to free pizza at a YMCA branch.

The game developed by Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Strategies for Youth teaches youngsters about the law, the consequences of their actions and how to interact with police.

The nonprofit group’s executive director, Lisa Thurau, says the game takes 90 minutes to play and youngsters are asked 26 questions to test their knowledge.

Two businessmen paid the $15,000 cost of the game and its licenses so it can be used by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and the Indy Public Safety Foundation.

 

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