Redefining the Classroom

Cynthia Williams '76 gets “Crime Fighter Award”

March 2, 2011

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Members of the board of directors for the statewide nonprofit organization Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Michigan convey the 2010 Crime Fighter Award to Cynthia Williams '76, LSSU alumna, '76. (Photo: L-R) Washtenaw County Prosecutor Brian Mackie, Chief (ret.) Dennis Halverson, Ms. Williams, and Wyoming Police Chief James Carmody.

Lansing– Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Michigan – a statewide crime prevention nonprofit organization led by more than 450 of Michigan’s best-known police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors and crime survivors – honored Cynthia Williams with Fight Crime’s prestigious “Crime Fighter Award” during its annual membership meeting.

Kathy Pelleran, state director of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Michigan, said, “Preventing crime at the front end is in each community’s best interest and in the best interest of our children. On behalf of the 450 law enforcement members of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Michigan, I am honored to convey Fight Crime’s 2010 ‘Crime Fighter Award’ to Cynthia Williams for her outstanding support and leadership on behalf of children.  Ms. Williams’ service as chairperson of the Children’s Trust Fund has helped to provide children ages zero to five with access to high-quality early childhood care and education programs to ensure that those children get the right start in life.  When that happens, we are all winners.” 

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Michigan is part of a national non-profit anti-crime organization led by the chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, and crime survivors (450 Michigan members) who know that the most powerful weapons in our arsenal to fight crime are the proven programs that help kids get the right start in life - programs like high quality after-school programs, early childhood school readiness, abuse and neglect prevention and getting troubled kids back on track.