History Straight Talk Program, Inc.
Straight Talk, Program Inc. (STP) has received state and national recognition for serving youth and adults. Founded in 1990 by Phyllis McNeal MSW, Straight Talk Program, Inc. was established as a youth diversion and criminal justice program. Their hallmark speaker’s bureau provides a venue for formerly incarcerated people to give back to the community by sharing the impacts of negative life choices and positive experiences of redemption. STP also provides intervention, deterrence, and prevention services to help at-risk youth and adults learn to make healthy choices.
Straight Talk Program, Inc. client base includes formerly incarcerated persons, junior high students, senior high students, college students and parents. STP provides them with counseling services, individual plans, family plans, and court plans. The mentoring program offers coaching assists helping clients reach their personal and professional goals. After 27 years, Straight Talk Program continues to serve the Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, and Riverside Counties under the leadership of Phyllis McNeal, MSW retired Parole Agent II.