MILTON — Sheriff Michael Zurlo is asking local residents to support the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute through its annual Honorary Membership Drive in Saratoga County.
The Sheriffs’ Institute was established in 1979 to advance criminal justice education, prevent juvenile delinquency, and support victims of crime and their families. The program includes:
Sheriffs’ Summer Camp: Almost 900 children from across the state attend the camp for economically challenged children, which is in its 41st year of operation. The camp is located on Keuka Lake, and the Sheriffs’ Institute pays all expenses for the campers, including transportation, a week of camp, meals, and activities such as sailing, archery and crafts.
Criminal Justice Scholarship Program: The scholarship program provides one scholarship to the criminal justice program at each of the state’s community colleges.
Victim Notification Programs: The Sheriff’s Victim Hotline provides automated notification to registered victims when an inmate is released. The Sheriff’s Order of Protection Notification Program allows individuals who have been granted Family Court orderse of protection to receive alerts when those orders are served.
“The Sheriff’s Institute is our partner in providing programs that help the people in our communities,” Zurlo said in a statement. “But we really rely on the support of our Honorary Members for the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp. Their support allows us to send economically disadvantaged children to camp. These kids wouldn’t have a chance to go away to camp otherwise.”
For more information visit www.sheriffsinstitute.org. The Sheriff’s Institute is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization.
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