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Bruce Kelly

Community Advisor

Bruce Kellyis the coalition coordinator for Putnam Communities That Care coalition. Kelly was in law enforcement for 30 years in Westchester County both as a police officer and a prosecutor. Kelly spent a number of years working in community crime prevention, with a focus on young people and the issues of substance abuse and violence. Kelly sat on 17 coalitions and co-chaired the Westchester County umbrella coalition, was instrumental in the passage of the NYS beer keg registration law and helped set up youth courts in Yorktown and Ossining. After retiring from the DA's Office in 2009, Kelly became the coalition coordinator for New Rochelle FOCUS in that city as well as a national trainer for law enforcement and coalitions on issues dealing with underage drinking.Kelly is also a certified TIPs trainer (responsible server training).

Bruce Kelly's Contributions

  1. Putnam CTC Uses Outdoor Signs As Prevention Tool

    Putnam CTC Uses Outdoor Signs As Prevention Tool

    CARMEL, N.Y. -- While stopped at a light on Route 52 in Carmel, a mother of two teens noticed a message running on the digital board in front of the Carmel Fire House. It says "Family Meals -- A Great Time to Connect." It made her think for a moment about that fact and "that is exactly what these prevention messages are supposed to do," says Bruce Kelly, coalition ...

  2. Council On Addictions Honors Putnam Hospital At Golf Outing/Fundraiser

    Council On Addictions Honors Putnam Hospital At Golf Outing/Fundraiser

    CARMEL, N.Y. -- The National Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies/Putnam (NCADD) will honor Putnam Hospital Center at its Golf Outing and 10th Annual Luncheon on Monday, Sept. 12, at Putnam County Golf Course in Mahopac. Putnam County Hospital Center will be honored with the Bronze Key for its exemplary contributions to alcohol prevention in Putnam County, according to a ...

  3. Putnam Communities That Care Heads To Las Vegas For Training

    Putnam Communities That Care Heads To Las Vegas For Training

    CARMEL, N.Y. -- Leaders from Putnam Communities That Care are learning about youth substance abuse at a training program through July 21 in Las Vegas.Putnam Communities That Care joined approximately 2,000 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from across the country for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's 2016 Mid-Year Training Institute. The week-long training, ...

  4. Yorktown Heights Pig Roast Fights Heroin

    Yorktown Heights Pig Roast Fights Heroin

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A pig roast and fundraiser to fight heroin abuse was held Sunday, June 12 in Yorktown.Yorktown Against Heroin partnered with Madison Kitchen (Larchmont) chef Nick DiBona for the event to raise awareness of the opioid abuse epidemic.The annual fundraiser was held at Peter Pratt's Inn and featured a buffet prepared by DiBona with an array of homemade ice cream ...

  5. Putnam Groups Offer Alcohol, Substance Abuse Education

    Putnam Groups Offer Alcohol, Substance Abuse Education

    CARMEL, N.Y. -- Several June sessions of the Community Education Series will focus on the impacts of alcohol and substance abuse.The sessions, scheduled for 7-8p.m. on June 1, 8 and 15, will each be different, but will deal with the substance abuse issue.The June 1 session is called "Decision or Disease?: Understanding the Addicted Brain." It is to be led by Dr. Frederick R. ...

  6. Adults Warned About Hosting Safe Summer Parties For Teens

    Adults Warned About Hosting Safe Summer Parties For Teens

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Putnam law enforcement and the Putnam Communities That Care Coalition have issued a reminder about local laws governing hosts of parties. Adults cannot knowingly allow a party or gathering with three or more minors present where alcohol is consumed by one or more minor, even if the adult did not supply the alcohol. Parents are advised to inform teens about the ...

  7. Putnam CTC Calls Medication Take Back Day 'A Huge Success'

    Putnam CTC Calls Medication Take Back Day 'A Huge Success'

    CARMEL, N.Y. -- More than 150 Putnam County residents came to the Putnam Hospital Center to participate in the Putnam Communities That Care Coalition’s Medication Take Back Day on Saturday. The event, which was co-sponsored by the Putnam Hospital Center, the Department of Health and the Sheriff’s Office, collected more than 500 pounds of unused or expired medications. “Keeping these ...

  8. Bring Unused Medications To Putnam County Hospital 'Take-Back Day'

    Bring Unused Medications To Putnam County Hospital 'Take-Back Day'

    CARMEL, N.Y. -- Old medications may be brought to a Take-Back Day Saturday, April 23 at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel.The Putnam Communities That Care Coalition, in collaboration with the Putnam County Health Department and Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, will collect the medications from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hospital Center, 670 Stoneleigh Ave., Carmel, N.Y.Bringing in ...

  9. Putnam NCADD Marks 30th Alcohol Awareness Month

    Putnam NCADD Marks 30th Alcohol Awareness Month

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Every April for the past 30 years, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. Putnam County is no exception with various events planned for the month. With ...

  10. Brewster Coalition Tackles Problems Facing Youth

    Brewster Coalition Tackles Problems Facing Youth

    BREWSTER, N.Y. -- The Putnam Communities That Care coalition invited community leaders to a March 15 breakfast to help identify and find ways to solve problems facing youth in Brewster and Southeast.The meeting, hosted by the Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy Association in Brewster, included a survey for participants to complete that the National Guard distributed.Those attending were from ...

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