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What Police Officials Are Doing to Prevent Domestic Violence

NBC 6 Reporter Willard Shepard highlights the Hollywood Police Department's Offender Based Domestic Violence Initiative (OFDVI). Since the implementation of the program in 2015, the Hollywood Police Department has experienced a reduction of 24 percent (on average) for domestic related incidents. 

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Community Comes Together To Help Homeless Family Of 7 In Hollywood

CBS 4 Reporter Ted Scouten highlighted the great work of two Hollywood Police Neighborhood Team Leaders and their partnership with social services organizations and the CIRC Hotel to help a homeless family in need.

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Hollywood Police Officer Pays it Forward

Officer Justin Leo knows he has a lot to be thankful for because of the support he received when he was a child from a local organization. Now, he's making sure future generations will get the same help and guidance that he did.
At a young age his life fell apart after both of his parents passed away. Soon after though, he was referred to JAFCO (Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options). They supported him in many ways including finding him a place to live and guiding him as he graduated from the police academy.

At a young age his life fell apart after both of his parents passed away. Soon after though, he was referred to JAFCO (Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options). They supported him in many ways including finding him a place to live and guiding him as he graduated from the police academy. 

"My circumstances forced me to grow up pretty quickly and be thrown into the world of responsibilities. JAFCO saved my life. My deepest hope is that my children will have someone to care for them, love them and guide them through life." '~ Ofc. Leo.

Ofc. Leo volunteers on JAFCO's board of trustees and heads their safety committee to help keep the children safe.Read more of Ofc. Leo's story here: https://www.jafco.org/2017-newsletter-1/#fb0=5