U.S. Marshal Uses Badges for Baseball to Connect with Her Community

Apr 08, 2019

Deputy U.S. Marshal Cassie Rhodes uses Badges for Baseball to connect with the kids in her community in a recent video you can watch here. She says, "I was very fortunate to come up with a lot of good mentors . . . I think that helped me get to where I am now."

Badges for Baseball started as and continues to be a juvenile crime prevention initiative with Attorneys General and law enforcement officers using sports-themed programs to build relationships both on and off the field with underserved kids. The out-of-school activities improve relationships between law enforcement and kids as they learn about cooperation, collaboration, and mutual respect. Deputy U.S. Marshal Cassie Rhodes touches on that impact in her interview - click here to listen to more.

Badges for Baseball ran in 381 communities in 21 states impacting over 40,700 at-risk youth with the help of 2,692 law enforcement officers and other professional mentors in 2018.