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APD gets the OK for AmeriCorps

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

August 22, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Police Department is granted $137,000 to start an AmeriCorps Cadet program. Ten cadets will focus on crime prevention in four target neighborhoods during a year long program to enhance public safety.

They will develop mentoring, tutoring and after school programs for youth as well as providing welfare checks and personal safety information to senior citizens. The AmeriCorps cadets will receive a small stipend and can receive scholarship money.

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