RIVERHEAD - A Long Island woman is taking her story of forgiveness to the Suffolk County jail in an effort to teach teenage boys behind bars a lesson in humanity.

More than seven years ago Victoria Ruvolo had every bone in her face broken after several teenagers threw a frozen turkey at her car. Ruvolo says she has forgiven the teens and has asked that they receive lighter sentences.

She now takes her story of forgiveness to the Youth Tier program with the hope that the young men behind bars will learn to let go of their anger and bitterness and to take responsibility for their own lives.

The Youth Reentry Task Force overseeing the Youth Tier program says it hopes the lessons learned can keep these teens from returning to a life of crime.

Teens Behind Bars: Program at Suffolk jail helps troubled teens

Suffolk County Sheriff?s Office