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I n 2017, The FBI National Academy Associates established a Community Engagement Committee (CEC) to focus on strength- ening the bond between law enforcement and the communities they serve. The Committee is committed to utilizing partnerships with public and private entities in order to identify, develop and promote best practices in community/law enforcement relations. The CEC worked with the 2018 FBINAA Annual Conference Committee to establish a legacy gift that would be awarded to a group in that area and presented during the Annual Conference. The RMDJQ-Repaire Jeunesse de Québec (Boys & Girls Club of Québec City) was chosen as this year’s Legacy Gift recipient due to its strong Mission. The RMDJQ-Repaire Jeunesse de Québec is a group of 31 Youth Centers (maisons de jeunes, in French). Youth Centers provide a safe living environment for teenagers aged 12 to 17 in which they can so- cialize with peers, get information on different topics involving adoles- cence, talk to caring professionals, get assistance with their projects, be involved in their community or just be somewhere else than at home. By going to Youth Centers, teenagers can become active, critical and responsible citizens. With their 31 Youth Centers and 15 points of service, the RM- DJQ-Repaire Jeunesse de Québec reaches more than 10,000 teenagers annually in the Capitale-Nationale region. 2018 FBINAA COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LEGACY GIFT RECIPIENT

Accepting the $1,500 Legacy Gift is Patrice Beauchamp, President of the Administrative Board of the RMDJQ-Repaire Jeunesse de Québec. (Pictured L-R: Ken Kanger, CEC Committee Member, Patrice Beauchamp and Scott Dumas, FBINAA 2017 President. “This gift is truly appreciated”, says Patrice Beauchamp, president of the administrative board of the RMDJQ-Repaire Jeunesse de Québec. “We have so many ideas of projects we could do with the teenagers, particularly with community life between all of our Youth Centers. It is great to have the support of the FBINAA. You’re helping us make a difference in the lives of thousands youths.”


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