Editorial: Central Coast crime fighters win national accolades

From KSBW-TV: ...Following the Violence Prevention Forum on Monday and Tuesday, two members of the Salinas delegation were honored at the White House: Salinas Deputy Police Chief Kelly McMillan for his leadership as director of the city’s Ceasefire program... and this young lady: 19 year old Fernanda Ocana for her work as a youth leader with Girls Inc and her tireless effort helping other young people escape the cycle of violence in east Salinas.

Both were recognized as Champions of Change, two of just twelve people in the entire country to receive such honors.

Both are deserving of the praise; both are deserving of our thanks. Because of their work and the work of others, the story of Salinas is slowly changing for the better. Following the Violence Prevention Forum on Monday and Tuesday, two members of the Salinas delegation were honored at the White House: Salinas Deputy Police Chief Kelly McMillan for his leadership as director of the city’s Ceasefire program…..and this young lady: 19 year old Fernanda Ocana for her work as a youth leader with Girls Inc and her tireless effort helping other young people escape the cycle of violence in east Salinas.

Source: 
KSBW-TV
News Item Publication Date: 
Monday, April 9, 2012