The Haywood Community College Criminal Justice Club recently presented Families for Roadside Safety, Inc. (FORS) a $500 check. The main goal for the club is to perform fund raising functions during the year to give monies to a non-profit organization in Haywood County. During the last three years, the Criminal Justice Club has donated money to KARE, Reach, and families in need.
According to Alan Bonanno, CJ Club President, "FORS was instrumental in establishing the Move Over Law. Before the law, several state troopers were injured or killed in the line of duty. This law is important for these officers, as well as emergency workers. We wanted to show our support for this effort."
FORS, Inc. was organized in memory of North Carolina State Troopers Calvin E. Taylor and Anthony G. Cogdill, as well as all law enforcement officers, emergency personnel, public service workers, and motorists who have died needlessly on our nation's roadsides. Organized by Lara Feinberg, the group's objectives are to inform and educate the public about the Move Over Law, help ensure roadside safety and provide increased protection, work with legislation, and raise funds for these causes.
"Being a previous law enforcement officer with the Asheville Police Department and now a professional member of the Haywood County community it gives me great pleasure to give the organization this money," said Barbara Wolfe, HCC Criminal Justice instructor and club advisor.
The HCC Criminal Justice curriculum focuses on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, and security services. Many courses are available online. Graduates may find employment as a police officer, deputy sheriff, state trooper, state correctional officer, and much more.
For more information about FORS, Inc., please visit http://www.familiesforroadsidesafety.org. For more information about the
HCC Criminal Justice program or CJ club, contact Barbara Wolfe at 627-3615.