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Roselle Holds Community Forum to 'Change the Odds for Children and Families'

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ROSELLE, NJ - Mayor Jamel C. Holley, the Borough of Roselle Council, Roselle Public Schools and the United Way of Greater Union County partnered in presenting “Change the Odds for Children and Families” forum on Tuesday evening at the Abraham Clark High School in Roselle.

The community came out to listen to a panel of key stakeholders that were providing resource information and discussion on strengthening families and effecting long-lasting positive improvement in the community.

The panelists included Holley, Officer Helder Friere, James W. Horne, Jr., Pastor Pamela Jones and Dr. Kevin West. Some of the issues discussed were programs in the schools and what steps are being taken to help improve education, testing and safety. Also discussed was the Roselle First initiative and their programs to help residents get the skills and job interview help need to get back into the workplace.

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The public was able to ask questions to the panelists which included questions from a couple of the youth about safety in the schools. Dr. Kevin West explained all of the security measures that are in place to ensure every student and parent that their child is safe while in the schools.

Holley also spoke about many things happening in the community and mentioned that the latest statistics for Roselle show that crime is down between 20 percent and 30 percent over previous years. He attributed that to a lot of different programs put in place and to increasing police protection in the borough.

After the panel discussion, their was an area set up for residents to meet one on one with all of the community programs such as the police and fire representatives, park and recreation department, along with members of the Untied Way and Prevention Links and a host of other groups. For more information on any of the programs check out the Borough of Roselle website by clicking here.

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