Ben David, District Attorney for New Hanover & Pender County

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Which is better – a fence at the top of a cliff or an ambulance in the valley below? Our world today seems to invest more in reactive solutions (ambulances) than it does in preventative ones (fences). But that’s starting to change. In southeastern NC, District Attorney Ben David is focused on stopping crime before it begins. The Prosecutorial District office for New Hanover and Pender counties works with the larger community to create pathways for people so they don’t turn to crime. The office helps prevent dropouts, provides food for kids during the summer and helps people with criminal records find jobs. In this week’s episode, Ben talks about the root causes of crime and how we can provide opportunities for everyone to succeed.

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