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For Immediate Release

Contact:
October 06, 2021 Anne Murphy, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of Ohio (216) 276-7505;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Partner with Local Organization to Fulfill Dreams for Disadvantaged Youth

Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task ForceCleveland, OH – The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) has partnered with Believe in Dreams, a local organization dedicated to fulfilling dreams of disadvantaged youth who have experienced non-medical trauma such as extreme poverty or abuse.

The organization believes a positive experience can change a child’s life and empower children who face overwhelming adversity. Believe in Dreams provides a customized one-time experience for the recipient and their family and also creates a deeper impact by providing a longer-term experience such as access to classes, lessons or even career shadowing.

In the course of our daily law enforcement activities, the USMS encounters many youths who would benefit from this type of positive experience. Our personnel will look to identify and nominate youths they connect with to help them realize their dreams and give them hope for their future.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said “We are excited to be partnering with Believe in Dreams and connecting deserving youth in our community with this amazing organization that can change their lives. Our men and women of the NOVFTF (Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force) are 350 strong and are the eyes and ears of the communities we serve. Within this past year we have recovered over 100 missing children across our district, many of whom face challenges in their futures. With this new partnership between the U.S. Marshals and Believe in Dreams, it will give many youths hope for the future.”

Believe in Dreams Executive Director Katie Eichenauer added “This partnership will ensure nominated youth who’ve been recovered are empowered to reach for their dreams. It will provide them with access and opportunities to explore their interests, build healthy coping skills and heal from their traumas. We are so grateful to be partnering with the U.S. Marshals to support these youth in our community.”

For more information or to nominate a deserving youth, please visit www.believeindreams.org.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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