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HEART Invited To Present At Four National and New York State Conferences
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 10:00 pm
HEART Foundation has been selected to present its research at the prestigious National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Conference July 23-24, 2014. Founded in 1955, NASW is the largest professional social work organization in the United States with more than 130,000 members.
Another Voice: More diversion programs are needed for young offenders
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 09:50 pm
A colleague recently shared an encouraging Buffalo News article by Lou Michel that ran Nov. 12 on Open Buffalo and its collaborative of agencies striving to foster change. The piece highlighted hopes to create a "restorative justice center" that would develop diversion programs for minor criminal offenses...
WBFO - NPR News: Eileen Buckley interviews Buffalo City Court Judge James McLeod and Umar Adeyola, HEART President and Founder
Wed, Oct 30th 2013 09:55 pm
Buffalo is one of five pilot courts programs in New York State that provides an Adolescent Diversion Program to prevent teens from becoming repeat criminals. But as WBFO'S Eileen Buckley reports, a Buffalo City Court judge first implemented the program in his courtroom a few years ago after witnessing repeat offenders.
Black Social Workers group to honor 4 for contributions
Thu, Sep 26th 2013 09:00 pm
The association will present Community Service Awards to Sandra Williams Bush, branch manager of the Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library, and Ronjonette Harrison of the HEART Foundation...
HEART of The Matter: At the Crossroads Of Saving Lives
Wed, Aug 7th 2013 09:35 pm
We are in jeopardy of losing an entire generation of young black men. Will we lose the next two or three? Do we stand to lose every one hereafter to the streets, negative media, poor education, unemployment, father absence, crime, violence and death?
Another Voice: Crossroads cares for youths who care to change
Tue, Jul 16th 2013 09:25 pm
I read Rod Watson's June 27 commentary on how the Crossroads program, a collaboration with Buffalo City Court Judge James A.W. McLeod and Umar Adeyola of HEART (Helping Empower At Risk Teens), is winning at breaking the cycle of criminality and re-arrest rates among young offenders...
Giving Teens Crucial Faith in Themselves
Wed, Jun 26th 2013 10:00 am
The teens are greeted by the "Pull Up Your Pants" poster in the courtroom, but that's the least of the life-changing advice offered in this Buffalo City Court program that tries to salvage young lives.
Panel discussion will focus on crime and punishment
Sun, May 19th 2013 10:55 am
Four experts will talk about crime, punishment and the community in a panel discussion about the criminal- justice system next Thursday in the Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave.
Three Western New York Groups Awarded $2 Million Latino Coalition Grant
Fri, Apr 19th 2013 11:00 am
Three Buffalo organizations will receive $2 million in grant funds to work with ex-offenders and high school drop-outs.
 

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