DJJ and National Night Out 2018: District Ten

August 28, 2018

Story support and photos from District Ten Director Steven Mancuso

On August 7th, the Department of Juvenile Justice District Ten Team particpated in National Night Out on the great lawn of Valdosta State University. Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist (JPPS) and Juvenile Probation Officers (JPO) staff from the Lowndes Community Services Office (Lowndes CSO), Lanier Community Services Office (Lanier CSO), and Colquitt Community Services Office (Colquitt CSO) all participated in this great event through the preparation and distribution of school supplies to local area parents and students. 

Juvenile Program Managers (JPMs) Linfred Davis of the Dougherty CSO, Janet Pineiro of the Colquitt CSO, Timothy Gourley of the Lanier CSO, Adrienned Wright of the Lowndes CSO and District Directo Steven Mancuso all participated in the event.  Despite the 95 degree heat, the National Night Out in District Ten had a great turnout and was a positive community event for all.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August. Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.

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