State Representative Stephanie Cummings met with Boys and Girls Club of Greater Waterbury’s Youth of the Year, Tyrese Gallant, and club CEO Karen Senich during the 2018 Connecticut State Youth of the Year awards held at the Capitol Wednesday evening. Gallant, a club member for 12 years, said he wants to be an architect.
Rep. Cummings also met up with Club employees Manny Matias and Alyssa Giordano.
From left – Karen Senich, executive dir. of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Waterbury, Rep. Cummings, Youth of the Year Tyrese Gallant, and Club employees Manny Matias and Alyssa Giordano.
Two pieces of legislation, including one proposed by State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74), to help reduce crime and provide more resources for local law enforcement passed the legislature’s Judiciary Committee by bipartisan votes Tuesday and Wednesday.
The first, H.B. 5555 – An Act Concerning the Youth Violence Initiative – requires the state’s Judicial Department include Waterbury in the list of towns to which they provide part of a $1.9 million Youth Violence Initiative grant to reduce gang violence, and will provide funding to local community agencies and programs.
The second, supported by Rep. Cummings, S.B. 521 – An Act Concerning the Administration of the Department of Correction – creates the Connecticut First Chance Trust Fund which will provide grants for evidence-based programs that benefit at-risk-youth in distressed municipalities, such as Waterbury.
“Reducing the scourge of gang and youth violence in our state will have a direct, positive impact on the quality of life for our residents and this bipartisan legislation will assist local law enforcement, prosecutors and community activists to deter at-risk youth from heading down the wrong path,” Rep. Cummings said. “I’m pleased my colleagues on both sides of the aisle recognized these measures continue to respect the rights of our citizens and will make Connecticut safer.”
The bills now await action in the House and Senate. The legislative session ends at midnight on Wednesday, May 9.
State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74) and community partner FD Community Federal Credit Union are co-sponsoring an upcoming, free “shred day” on Saturday, May 12, 2018, between 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. in the FD Community Federal Credit Union parking lot located at 281 Meriden Rd. in Waterbury.
Rep. Cummings urges people to bring their old and unwanted documents and papers to have them quickly and professionally shredded into unreadable scraps by Shred-it.
There is no cost to have your papers securely shredded, however, Rep. Cummings, FD Community FCU and Shred-it are asking participants to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to local food pantries.
Shred-it’s proprietary cross-cut shredding technology turns your sensitive paperwork into confetti-sized pieces ranging from less than an inch to as small as an eighth of an inch, giving you peace of mind knowing your confidential documents can’t be reproduced or recreated.
This event is free and open to the public.