Congratulations to the 2018 Crime Fighter of the Year: Susan Young!!!

CRIME FIGHTER OF THE YEAR: During this year's National Night Out celebration, Susan Young was recognized as this year’s Crime Fighter of the Year. And, to say she’s deserving of the honor is an absolute understatement. Susan has been a valued partner and friend of the Boston Police Department for as long as we can remember and when it comes to helping and supporting people in our community, her accomplishments are many and multiple. To name a few, she’s the facilitator of weekly meetings between police, clergy and community stakeholders at the Ella J. Baker House, as well as, a member of the City of Boston’s Trauma Team. In that role, she meets with victims of violent crime, their families and others adversely impacted by trauma in an effort to help them heal by connecting them to the proper resources needed to address their emotional pain. While the job is most assuredly difficult, Susan while displaying her trademark compassion, empathy and emotional strength, has at times made the job look easy. Many a time, Susan has gone above and beyond the call to assist people. In one situation, she identified an individual suffering from chronic alcoholism. The person in question was well known in the community but had never sought the help he needed until Susan intervened, approached him and helped him secure the substance abuse treatment that helped get him back on his feet. For her tireless efforts and never-ending dedication to the community, Susan Young is hereby named the 2018 Crime Fighter of the Year.