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.