National Summit Calls White House, Federal and Local Leaders to Examine Youth Violence Prevention

The National Summit on Preventing Youth Violence on April 2nd & 3rd invites mayors, police chiefs, school officials and youth, among other local representatives to Washington, D.C. where the Summit will report on efforts to prevent youth violence. These efforts are connected to the Obama Administration’s National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention. This event will involve interactive dialogues on prevention, intervention, enforcement and reentry by officials from cities like Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Salinas and San Jose.

Attendess of the summit include: Attorney General Eric Holder, Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONCDP) Director R. Gil Kerlikowske, White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Program Mary Lou Leary, Democratic Congressman of Virgina Robert C. Scott, and Mayor of Los Angeles, California Antonio Villaraigosa.

Other speakers include Grammy-nominated hip hop artist Lecrae Moore, Mayor of Philadelphia Michael Nutter, President and CEO of Casey Family Programs Dr. William Bell, as well as federal officials, faith and business leaders.

For more information on the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, click here.

To view the agenda of the summit, click here.

Source: U.S. Department of Justice

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