|Judge McCord Honored by YMCA as Adult Volunteer of the Year in 2011|
From Glen Cove's young people to our senior residents, Judge Richard McCord gets involved. In addition to lecturing at local high schools, he started the first Teen Court Program in Nassau County. After completing a training program at their schools, teens serve as judges, attorneys and juries on real cases involving young defendants accused of low-level crimes, Active in the Long Island mentoring program, Judge McCord participates in Shadow Days in which young people are invited to spend a day in the life of a city court judge.
He helped initiate "Teen Night at the Y", a free program offered every Saturday ngiht at the Glen Cove YMCA for all teens aged 13 to 17, providing safe, enjoyable entertainment for local youth. Judge McCord has also been a key participant in the PRIDE Project Coalition, dedicated to the elimination of alcohol and substance abuse in Glen Cove.
Judge McCord with National Night Out 2010 Co-Honoree
During his tenure as Chairman of the Glen Cove YMCA, the Treiber Outdoor Center was completed, and the nursery school and fitness center were expanded. In addition, McCord is also a regular visitor at Glen Cove's assisted lviing and nursing facilities, as well as at the Senior Center.
Richard McCord's outstanding service to our community has not gone unrecognized. In 2010, Judge McCord was honored at the National Night Out Against Crime for his innovative approach to dealing with teen offenders in the Teen Court. In 2011, he was voted Vounteer of the Year by the YMCA for his many years of meritorious service to the Y.