Community-Oriented Police Officer Building Relationships and Trust

Cortland City Police Officer Jesse Abbott spoke at the April Food for Thought session sharing information about his new role as a community-oriented police officer for the Cortland City Police Department. A 17 year veteran of the police force, Abbott’s … Continued

Alcohol Awareness Month: Talking with Kids About Alcohol

My kids are only in middle school, do I really have to talk to them about alcohol? Children and teenagers are naturally curious about alcohol – they see people drinking- and they want to know more. Kids will be influenced … Continued

Teaching Our Kids About Healthy Relationships

By Mary Dykeman, Prevention Specialist – There are so many things we want our children to know about as they are growing up. One of the most important topics to consider teaching your kids is about healthy relationships. After all, … Continued

Parental Influence on Teens is Ever Present and Important

By Joshua Wright, Prevention Specialist – You may feel your impact on your teen isn’t as effective as their friends, commercials, or movies when it comes to illegal substances. Yes, you raise them to have respect, be good role models, … Continued

Community Mentors Needed!

January is National Mentoring month and Cortland Community Mentors is asking you to make a difference in a young person’s life.  Cortland Community Mentors offer support to youth in Cortland County through programs that have been helping youth in this … Continued

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