Lt. Herbert “Tweety” Anny receives Community Partner Award

Lieutenant Herbert “Tweety” Anny received the School of Social Work’s Distinguished Community Partner for his work with the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination (BRAVE) program on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Hall of Distinction.

Tweety is the program director for BRAVE which aims to eliminate violent juvenile crime in high-risk areas of the Capital City. The program, established in 2012, relies on a strong collaboration between the mayor, the district attorney, the police chief, the sheriff, the school superintendent and LSU. Tweety works tirelessly to build and maintain these relationships, which are a crucial part of the program’s success.

Tweety has served the Baton Rouge Police Department for over 20 years and is now a lieutenant and chaplain. His experiences there give him a better understanding of why individuals commit crimes, how the public perceives police officers and how neighborhood groups are organized and structured. The knowledge Tweety has acquired over the years allows him to connect with disadvantaged youth and provide opportunities for them to make positive changes in their lives.

Tweety’s humble approach to tackling violence in the community is one of the many reasons BRAVE has been so successful. His personal connection, his strong faith, and his unwavering dedication to improving the community motivate Tweety to aid young people in making the right decisions.

Tweety’s collaboration with the CHSE is another essential component of the BRAVE project. The Schools of Social Work and Leadership and Human Resource Development provide research and data analysis tools that help BRAVE identify potential offenders in criminal hot spots. In turn, Tweety has worked with CHSE to ensure the success of many of our events as well. He ensures that we have law enforcement presence when conducting surveys in the community and has encouraged fellow officers to assist us in our research endeavors.

The BRAVE Program has garnered support across the Baton Rouge community and is gaining national recognition largely because of Tweety’s dedication, advocacy work and coalition and partnership building.  He is always humble in his approach, but you can be confident that Lt. Herbert “Tweety” Anny will work hard to obtain the highest quality results for BRAVE Tweetyand other initiatives he works with.

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2016 honorees included:
Cate Heroman, Alumna of Distinction | School of Education
Wendy McLain, Alumna of Distinction | School of Library & Information Science
Wally McMakin, Alumnus of Distinction | School of Kinesiology
Ronnie & Allyson Morris, Philanthropy Award
Lieutenant Herbert “Tweety” Anny, Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination (BRAVE) Leader, Community Partner | School of Social Work
Mayor Holden’s Love Our Community Summer Youth Employment Program, Community Partner | School of Leadership & Human Resource Development
Cub Club, Community Partner | University Laboratory School


About SSW
The LSU School of Social Work (SSW) aspires to be a leading graduate school of social work, a vibrant center of intellectual development, a leader in promoting and supporting diverse communities, and an advocate for an integrated and inclusive model of social work, all within a learning environment that supports best educational practices. The Child and Family Studies (CFS) undergraduate degree integrates theory, research, and practice to focus on child development and family dynamics.

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About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.

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