JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- More than 600 teens and young adults were seen bolting from a riot scene outside of the Hollywood Theater.
Troubled, misguided even, that's what Leaders with Operation Save Our Sons is calling them.
The group was in court today to support the families of the five suspects and request that they be released to their eight-week program.
"The program is going to focus on anger management and then conflict resolution, so when I find myself in this situation how do I respond," said the Rev. Scott Cotton.
Police say 18-year-old Jaquade Miller swung at an officer with a closed fist while they were trying to subdue the crowd.
Cotton says the program teaches young men how to react in a situation like what happened Christmas night but also teaches them accountability.
Miller has agreed to the help and the judge ordered that he must be accompanied by an adult at all times, unless it's for an activity related to the program.
"Hopefully we can get their attention and actually get to the root of why they act the way they act," said Brace Taylor, treasurer of Operation Save Our Sons.