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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

First CAB Meeting of the Year Highlights Successes

 Bronx Community Solutions hosted its first Community Advisory Board Meeting of the year last week. As BCS's looks ahead to new projects, partnerships, and innovations the board also took a moment to recognize important successes achieved in 2011.  


Our partners accomplished much in 2011, including the Bronx Defenders receiving the Hodson Award. The Hodson Award is named in honor of the distinguished public service career of the late Major General Kenneth J. Hodson, a former Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army, and a founding member of the Division. The award recognizes sustained, outstanding performance or a specific and extraordinary service by a government or public sector law office.  
Bronx Community Solutions  highlighted  its Mental Health Initiative, which continues to achieve a higher compliance than our general compliance of 70 percent; as well as the STARS initiative which screens women involved in the lifestyle of prostitution for histories of sexual assault and domestic violence and provides appropriate services.  Special community service projects were also highlighted. 
Looking forward to 2012, Bronx Community Solutions is please to continue to partner with its Community Advisory Board to create community service projects that respond to community needs, to implement on the Adolescent Diversion Program, and to continue the work of the Bronx Reentry Working Group.

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