Iron Guardians

Bill Austin Ph (940) 627-7037
Chief Juvenile Officer Fax (940) 627- 5349

Wise and Jack County
Juvenile Probabtion
400 Rook Ramsey Drive
Decatur, Texas 76234

February 6, 2014

To Whom It May Concern:

The Iron Guardians MC is a group of bikers who volunteer to work with troubled young people in various communities. This group has worked in partnership with the Wise County Juvenile Probabtion Department since 2008. Their primary focus has been intervention with juvenile proabtioners in the departments Redirection Program which is conducted at the Wise County Sherriff's Department in Decatur, Texas.
The Iron Guardians MC work under the Wise County Juvenile Department's supervision where they interact with the youth and parents through confrontation, personal testimony and interactive discussion. Substance abuse, family relationships, education, peer relationships, self esteem and respect for others are some of the primary topics addressed. These men are passionate, caring and persistent in their work with the kids who participate in this program.They have worked with the Wise County Juvenile department and have made a significant impact on many juveniles and their families helping to bring about positive change.
With complete confidence, I am please to recommend the Iron Guardians MC to continue their work with young people in other communities or through other organizations.

Respectfully submitted,

Bill Austin, Chief Juvenile Probation Officer
Wise and Jack Counties

From A Father:

I just wanted to share a story with you guys that truly illustrated to me the impact that the Iron Guardians have in our schools.

My son was the victim of bullying last year in middle school. To the point that we pulled him out of school a week early at the end of the year. On a recent ride I shared this with Roadrunner. He pulled an Iron Guardian wristband out of his pocket and told me to give ...it to my son. I did, he was thrilled and has yet to take the thing off lol.

He started high school this year. I was recently at meet the teacher night and talking with my son and a group of his friends. One if his friends asked him about the wristband. Another kid in the group pipped up immediately and said "that means he has a bunch if great big bikers that have his back and you better leave him alone".

I was floored! I asked her how she knew that and she simply said she had heard of you guys.

The impact you are having on our youth is tremendous. Thank you. You have made my sons world easier for him and you will never know what that means to me.

Good morning Iron Guardians! I attended the Juvenile Impact Program last night with my husband for my stepdaughter ####. Since meeting y’all and listening to what you had to say I have not been able to get the Iron Guardians out of my head. It amazes me how big, strong, tough guys who have been on the wrong side of the law can be such wonderful role models for our youth. In times today a lot of kids think that if you are respectful, do good in school, and follow rules that you would be considered a “sissy” or a “wuss.” I would dare any of those kids to look at the Iron Guardians and call them anything like that. I cannot thank you enough for what you do. Not just for my own stepdaughter, but for every other parent and child out there that needs help and guidance.
When you speak to the kids, you actually make them take responsibility for the actions that have gotten them where they are now.. It is just not a lecture of how you should do better and everything else their parents have told them over and over again. You actually make them think about it and make them see how poor their choices have been. My husband asked #### what she was thinking on the way to the program and she said that she hated us and was never going to speak to us again and how could we put her there! I told her that she put herself there……we just drove the car. A light went off in her head and it all just clicked.
Again, I cannot thank you enough for volunteering your time to give these kids another chance at life. You are truly great men of honor and I only wish there were more people out there like the Iron Guardians. Best of luck to all of you in your endeavors.

I just wanted to say thank you for your time last night at the Decatur Jail. I appreciated your straight to the point way of speaking. My daughter was the one that was being called miss priss. It was nice to find others that see through her bs, I know if she keeps acting the way she has been and even tried again this morning (thank God for moms special feeling) she will either end up a single teen mother, hooked on drugs and or finally jail or death. It is a comfort to find that a group of men that give of their own preicious time to help troubled kids. I especially would like to thank Roadrunner for talking to miss pris this morning after I busted her for going home from school without my permission or knowledge. If i hadn't had the urge to go home to check on things and if my boss hadn't let me leave work I do not know what trouble she would have gotten into. She was angry that she got caught, but instead of fighting with me she called you. When she came back into the office she was clamer and eaier to talk to. Thank you so much. I am tired of playing warden and would like to just be her mother, and with the help men like you in your group provide I think she has a better chance, and so does any other child that takes to heart your advice. God bless you and all the other riders.
Julie S.
ps if you ever hold a fundraiser or anything where you need volunteers please let us know we would like to help how ever we can to support your cause.

Hi! I attended the juvenile impact program last night with my two daughters. The lawyer and doctor! I wanted to express my sincere gratitude to you & all your members that came last night. Thank you for all that you do! I know that you all make sacrifices & take time out of your life to try and actually SAVE these kids.

I will keep you informed if this makes an impact on my daughters. The feed back that I received yesterday from them was very positive and an eye opening experience. My daughter held on to your card and I have taped one to their mirror in their room. I want them to know there are people out there that they can turn to if they do not feel comfortable coming to me.

It also opened my eyes to be more aware of what is going on in the world. I have always felt that I am a good parent but I have realized that the world my kids live in now is not the same I grew up in. This program has shown me that I need to follow through with their consequences and pull in the reins much tighter as to allowing them to spending the night at their friend's homes etc. Please let me know if there are other lectures or decisions that we could come and hear you speak. Please share my feelings with all the members that attended last night.



Please feel free to use my letter on your website. If you don't mind leave the girls names out. Please feel free to use my first name. I would be honored to have my name associated with your organization. I really believe in what you do.

Let me know if there is anything else I can do to help with your crusade. If you ever do fundraising & need extra bodies to help raise money or awareness please let me know. I would love to help.

I wanted to thank you for coming out to Decatur's "Redirection" program tonight. I wanted also to know if you can send a "Special thanks" to Bulldog. He really touched mine and my wife's heart tonight when he spoke to our son Jared. I pray that he will continue doing this program with the Iron Guardians and that he finds a good job and gets his daughter.

Jim and Tonya
Take not from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.
Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826) Third president of the United States.


I attended the Impact program in Denton last night with my two children. I wanted to thank you for all that you do for kids! It is a great feeling for parents to know there are others out there looking out for them, too! Thank you for loving them enough to talk straight to them!
My children went home and proudly posted an Iron Guardians business card on the fridge, put the number in their phone and put a card in each of their rooms, without any prompting from me. You definitely got through to them!
You have helped to turn a bad situation into a positive one...better that they are learning this lesson when they are still very young!

Thank you so much!