Law Enforcement Steps Up To Help The At Risk In Atlantic City
This is a great example of everything that is good about law enforcement officers when they connect directly with their at risk community.
An effective and meaningful operation that is called “At Risk Boardwalk Outreach took place earlier today in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The Atlantic Prosecutor’s Office, Atlantic City Police Department, Jewish Family Services … along with Hope One, AtlantiCare, Atlantic City Public Works and Boardwalk Division as additional working partners all gathered together today.
At 6:00 a.m., they began a beautiful outreach program, directly meeting with disadvantaged residents.
It was than 30 people all together. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office team members were volunteers doing this on their own time.
They provided these residents with what Atlantic County Prosecutor Will Reynolds calls “Blessed Bags.”
The bags were filled with: Sandwiches, bottled water, socks, sanitizer, hand warmers.
They met directly with the affected residents in a very compassionate way.
They referred people for medical treatment at AtlantiCare.
Additionally, they referred residents for recovery treatment with the direct assistance from Hope One for inpatient treatment.
They painstakingly reviewed with the residents that there will be no barriers to them in order to seek the medical care, mental health care and the treatment that they need.
Here are photos (below) of what the at risk community outreach looks like:
Let this serve notice that law enforcement is not only here to arrest people who commit crimes. They are also here to show compassion, dignity and respect to the underserved at risk community.
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