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Officer Jesseca White is one of two Downtown Resource Officers with the Fargo Police Department.
A Police Training Officer, Officer White fosters relationships with and coaches new officers. She helps to provide enhanced services to the downtown area with a main focus to help promote a revitalized, safe, and vibrant downtown.
In this article, Officer White describes the need for alternative methods to pay fines and lays out the new program for working-off such financial penalties.
Over half of individuals ages 16 to 64 below the poverty level (
52.1%) were employed and this percentage increased from
50.8 percent in 2000. If we don't consider the people who are not eligible to work (e.g., in school or disabled), the percentage of people who work and still live under the poverty level is even higher. Simply having a job does not help an individual move out of poverty. Wage rates, employment level, education, and family composition are among other factors that impact poverty.