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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Announcement of the Second Chance OR Else (SCORE) Drug Market Intervention Program

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama, Mobile Police Department (MPD) Chief of Police James Barber, Health Officer for Mobile County, Bernard H. Eichold II, and community leaders from Mobile’s Campground neighborhood announce a ceremony to acknowledge the successful progress of the Second Chance OR Else (SCORE) Program participants. The ceremony will take place on September 17, 2015 at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church located at 409 Lexington Avenue in Mobile, Alabama at 6pm. Friends and family members of the SCORE Program participants, law enforcement, the community and the media are encouraged to attend.

The SCORE Program is a collaborative Drug Market Intervention Program (DMIP) of the US Attorney’s Office, MPD, Mobile County Health Department’s Fatherhood Initiative and community leaders from Mobile’s Campground community. The purpose of the SCORE Program is to make the community safer by providing a select few street or low-level non-violent drug dealers an opportunity to engage in an intensive community mentorship program where the participants are connected with social service providers, community leaders and area clergy, all of which can assist them in transitioning their behavior and lives away from a life of crime. Participation in the SCORE is one year. Next week’s event marks SCORE Program participants’ successful six month participation in the program.

US Attorney Brown and Chief Barber will be available for interviews at the conclusion of the ceremony on September 17th.

Updated September 25, 2015