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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. 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 ...

  2. Putnam CTC Attends Leadership Forum In DC

    Putnam CTC Attends Leadership Forum In DC

    CARMEL, N.Y. -- Representatives from Putnam County's Communities That Care Coalition recently returned from Washington, D.C., where they joined more than 2,700 substance abuse prevention specialists and advocates from throughout the country for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's 26th Annual National Leadership Forum. “We were so excited to be able to spend several days with ...

  3. Putnam Groups Urge Parents To Be Aware Of Teen-Dating Violence

    Putnam Groups Urge Parents To Be Aware Of Teen-Dating Violence

    PUTNAM, N.Y. – February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and the Putnam Communities That Care (CTC) Coalition and the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women's Resource Center have some tips for parents looking to prevent dating violence and abuse.More than one in 10 teens who have been on a date have also been abused by their boyfriend or girlfriend.Parents are urged to keep the ...

  4. Putnam CTC Encourages Family Meals

    Putnam CTC Encourages Family Meals

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Something as simple as eating a meal together can make a family closer said the Communities That Care Coalition.That's why the organization is launching a new county-wide initiative "Family Meals -- A Great Time To Connect" in hopes of strengthening the bond between families. “Communication is the key to raising healthy and happy children” said Bruce ...

  5. Putnam CTC, Sheriff Say 'Buzzed' Driving Is Still Drunk Driving

    Putnam CTC, Sheriff Say 'Buzzed' Driving Is Still Drunk Driving

    CARMEL, N.Y. – Eggnog and other alcoholic libations will abound at holiday parties around the region, and some folks may be tempted to take a nip or two before they get behind the wheel.But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and local law enforcement officials, are reminding party-goers that -- like the commercial says -- a "buzzed" driver is still a drunk ...

  6. Brewster Joins Putnam CTC Coalition

    Brewster Joins Putnam CTC Coalition

    PUTNAM, N.Y. -- Making sure that teens and tweens aren't engaging in dangerous behavior including everything from drinking to sexting, is what the Putnam Communities That Care Coalition is all about.Brewster has become the fifth community to join, along with Carmel, Mahopac, Putnam Valley and Philipstown. Like the others, this coalition will address those risk taking behaviors that ...

  7. Putnam Law Enforcement Urge Residents To Use Caution Over The Holidays

    Putnam Law Enforcement Urge Residents To Use Caution Over The Holidays

    FORT LEE, N.Y. -- Thanksgiving is a time when families and friends get together to share a meal and enjoy each other’s company. Unfortunately, it's also known for being one of the busiest times of the year for law enforcement when those joyous celebrations get out of hand when residents drink too much, police said. According to the Putnam Communities That Care Coalition, Wednesday, Nov. ...

  8. Putnam County Take Back Day Nets More Than 500 Pounds Of Medications

    Putnam County Take Back Day Nets More Than 500 Pounds Of Medications

    PUTNAM, N.Y. -- The Putnam Communities That Care Coalition, in collaboration with the Putnam County Health Department and Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, had a "Fall Medication Take Back Event" Saturday, Nov. 7 at Putnam Hospital Center.More than 125 Putnam County residents took advantage of the event, which netted more than 500 pounds of used or expired medications. “This ...

  9. Medication Take Back Day Scheduled In Putnam

    Medication Take Back Day Scheduled In Putnam

    PUTNAM, N.Y. -- If you have a medicine cabinet full of old medication, you will want to mark your calendar for an upcoming medication take-back day on Saturday, Nov. 7.The Putnam Communities That Care Coalition, in collaboration with the Putnam County Health Department and Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, will be holding the "Fall Medication Take Back" event at the Putnam ...

  10. NCADD Honors Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell

    NCADD Honors Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell

    PUTNAM, N.Y. -- The National Council on Alcoholism & Other Drug Dependencies/Putnam (NCADD) recently honored Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell for her exemplary contributions to alcohol and drug prevention in Putnam County. Odell received the NCADD Bronze Key, which is a national recognition award granted by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence organization ...

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