A Life Well Lived

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Frederick J. Watts
11/28/1957 – 12/23/2021

Fred Watts, a member of PCE’s Board of Directors, died on December 23, 2021.  Shortly before his death he retired as the Executive Director of the New York City Police Athletic League that serves 20,000 New York City youth. Prior to that he was the Executive Assistant District Attorney in Charge of Finance and Administration at the New York County District Attorney’s Office (Manhattan).  Fred was highly respected as a prosecutor, community leader, friend and family man. He served PCE with his exceptional judgement, intelligence and decency.  He is deeply missed. Obituary.

Community Service

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4th Circuit Solicitor’s Office (Bennettsville, SC)

Population: 170,704 | Number of Prosecutors: 10

A unique aspect of most adult diversion programs offered by the solicitor’s office is that certain offenders have an alternative way to complete a portion of their community service hours. Offenders can choose to purchase items that benefit local community service groups in need, which counts towards up to half of their community service. This assists important, yet struggling organizations in the community, while helping low-level offenders who are employed more easily maintain their current jobs and attend their required diversionary education or treatment classes.

Addiction and Domestic Violence Diversion

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Washington County District Attorney’s Office (Fort Edward, NY)

Population: 61,197 | Number of Prosecutors: 6

The prosecutor works with local judges, Probation Officers, Sheriff’s Officers, and their Alternatives to Incarceration Department, to implement diversion programs on an individual
basis in each local court for people struggling with addiction or domestic violence issues.