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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 Communities That Care' Supports Family Day

    'Putnam Communities That Care' Supports Family Day

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. — National Family Day is traditionally the fourth Monday in September, and while the date has passed, Putnam County's Communities That Care chapter has examples that local families can use to strengthen their bond.Family Day was launched in 2001 by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse to promote parental engagement as a way to limit substance use.The ...

  2. Putnam Pays Tribute to First Responders

    Putnam Pays Tribute to First Responders

    PUTMAN, N.Y. -- In remembrance of 9/11, the Putnam Communities That Care Coalition and NCADD Putnam sponsored an opportunity for the Putnam community to write “thank you” letters to first responders, uniformed service men/women, veterans, police officers and firefighters to thank them for their dedicated service.More than 300 notes were written. Leslie Fine’s English classes at Brewster ...

  3. Leaders Tackle Substance Abuse Issues In Philipstown

    Leaders Tackle Substance Abuse Issues In Philipstown

    PHILIPSTOWN, N.Y. -- On Wednesday, Sept. 16, 35 key leaders attended a breakfast meeting sponsored by the Putnam CTC and Philipstown CTC coalitions at the North Highland Fire House.The goal of the event was to assist the coalition in a community assessment. The leaders were from different sectors of the community. The National Guard assisted the coalition in the creation of a survey ...

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