Duties include writing narratives of the detailed observations, conclusions, findings, concerns and recommendations of site visits to COMBAT-funded agencies.
Minimum Qualifications are:
• An Associate’s Degree in Criminal Just...
Their safety is on the line! Be sure your kids understand "don't talk to strangers" applies to the digital world. Predators are on the prowl online. Kids (like other people) often share too much personal info via social media and other digital content.
The Sheffield Place anti-bullying program starts with children as young as 3, stressing not just what you shouldn't do, but also teaching "kindness and mindfulness." The background of 75% of Sheffield Place's clients includes domestic violence.
Larry Beaty speaks with the voice of experience—the experience of being a recovering alcoholic (sober since 1981) and longtime treatment counselor—as he stresses utilizing COMBAT's resources where they are needed most, in Jackson County's "hot spots."
New COMBAT Commisisoner John B. Boyd stresses the need for county-wide effort to find solutions to the county-wide problems of drug abuse and violent crime. He also believes COMBAT can help address the issue of prescription drug addiciton.
Where can COMBAT's resources best be utilized? COMBAT is using crime-mapping software to locate high density crime areas in the county to determine where the need for anti-drug and violence prevention services are needed most.
Jackson County COMBAT has appointed Dawna Shumate its new Deputy Director . She is an experienced treatment and prevention specialist who also has worked extensively in community engagement as director of the county's ombudsman's office.
Vince Ortega has assumed the duty's of COMBAT Director, having already stressed the need for the program to be more connected to the community through his work as Deputy Director. He previously served 30 years with the Kansas City Police Department.