A Yardley resident has been named recognized as “National Corporate Administrator of the Year” by a nationwide nonprofit focusing on drug and violence enforcement.
James Kravitz, a lawyer at Fox Rothschild, was awarded the title by Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence (L.E.A.D.), an organization that aims to protect communities from the dangers of drugs and violence.
“We’re pleased to congratulate Jim on his outstanding work as our general counsel,” said Nick DeMauro, CEO of L.E.A.D. “He’s been an excellent resource to everyone involved in our program, and his role is critical in allowing our program to continue protecting students across the country from drugs and violence and, in turn, bridging the gap between police forces and communities.”
Kravitz was recently presented with the award at L.E.A.D.’s Seventh Annual 21st Century Drug and Violence Prevention Training Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He has acted as general counsel for L.E.A.D since its inception in 2014, regularly guiding the program on legal issues such as contracts, regulatory and tax issues, and other matters facing nonprofits. He works closely with DeMauro and the Board.
“I’m honored to have served as general counsel for L.E.A.D. for around eight years now, and my experience doing so has been nothing but rewarding,” said Kravitz. “Many of the things I do are behind the scenes, but I’m pleased to know that my duties are helping the program with its crucial role of educating kids on the dangers of drugs and violence.”
In less than 10 years, the organization had expanded its program to 41 states, something Kravitz has commended.
“The proven effective curriculum, I believe, is what’s made so many schools across the country establish L.E.A.D., and it’s an added bonus that it strengthens community relations with law enforcement,” he said.
“It’s been incredible seeing the presence of the program grow tremendously in such a short amount of time.”
Kravitz emphasized the fact that lessons and information L.E.A.D. shares, which informs children on the consequences of drugs and violence, has a lifelong impact on kids, families, and communities.
“Students are able to make better, more informed decisions,” he said. “Given their loved ones notice the differences they’re making and, as a result, also want to better themselves, the ripple effect of L.E.A.D. is incredible.”
For more information on L.E.A.D., please visit www.leadrugs.org