Through the programs it supports, the COMBAT program has helped transform neighborhoods and save lives.
"COMBAT works!" declared Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders as he opened the 2015 COMBAT Awards ceremony, held October 8 in Truman Forum Auditorium at the Plaza Library.
Officials from all around the world, he stressed, have traveled to Jackson County to learn about COMBAT's anti-drug and anti-violence initiatives. Their hope is to replicate COMBAT's success in their own communities.
"Tonight we are honoring the people behind the program," Sanders said. "Ultimately, they are the ones who are writing COMBAT's success story."