(NEW YORK) Westchester County D.A. Receives Crime-Fighting Award
“Champion for Children” Award recognizes commitment to helping kids
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 23, 2012
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D.A. DiFiore is a member of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids New York, a statewide anti-crime group of more than 300 police chiefs, sheriffs, district attorneys and violence survivors. She has been an active member with the group since she was elected and has participated in news conferences and volunteered for other activities to raise awareness about effective children’s programs.
The award presentation occurred during the Summer Conference of the DAASNY in Rye Brook, New York. Manhattan District Attorney Vance presented the award to D.A. DiFiore. D.A. Vance, incoming president of the DAASNY, praised D.A. DiFiore for her work in advocating for programs that help at-risk children reach their potential and steer clear of trouble later in life.
“It is my true pleasure to present this award to Janet DiFiore, Westchester County District Attorney and outgoing president of DAASNY. Over the course of her distinguished career in the law, she has vigilantly fought for the rights of children. We both share the belief that the earlier you help children and families succeed, the less likely we are to see young people in our courtrooms. There is no one more deserving of this award.”
D.A. DiFiore said that she is proud of the work that Fight Crime: Invest in Kids does in support of crime-prevention and helping New York’s at-risk children.
“The most effective way to fight crime, is the most simple: prevention. The best way to keep our communities safe in the long run is to provide programs and services that are proven to give kids a good start in life help them succeed.” D.A. DiFiore said. “I’m proud to be a member of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids and encourage every law enforcement leader – district attorneys, police chiefs and sheriffs – around the country to join the effort to fight crime by investing in kids.”