Six Cities Present Plans to Prevent Youth Violence

Mar 29, 2011, 11:06 ET from Office of Justice Programs

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teams from Boston; Chicago; Detroit; Memphis, Tenn.; Salinas, Calif.; and San Jose, Calif., members of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, will present comprehensive plans to prevent youth violence in their cities at the Summit on Preventing Youth Violence April 4-5, in Washington, D.C.  In addition, Mayors from these six cities, the Forum's federal partners, and representatives of a number of foundations will participate in the summit.

On Monday, April 4, 2011, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; ONDCP Director Gil Kerlikowske; and Members of Congress will speak at the summit, along with the Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., founder of Homeboy Industries (2001) and the Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles.

On Tuesday, April 5, 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder and Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., will speak at the summit.

WHERE:       Renaissance Hotel

999 Ninth St. NW

Washington, D.C. 20001

OPEN PRESS

Monday, April 4, 2011

8:30 a.m.        Conference Opening and Keynote Address

Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education

John Conyers, Jr., U.S. House of Representatives (INVITED)

Robert C. Scott, U.S. House of Representatives (INVITED)

Sam Farr, U.S. House of Representatives (INVITED)

Steve Cohen, U.S. House of Representatives (INVITED)

9: 15 a.m.        Keynote Address

The Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., Founder, Homeboy Industries

Monday, April 4, 2011

9:45 a.m.       City Presentations of Comprehensive Plans

Participating Mayors and city officials from Boston; Chicago; Detroit; Memphis, Tenn.; Salinas, Calif.; and San Jose, Calif.

12:15 p.m.       Media Availability

Participating Mayors and city officials from Boston; Chicago; Detroit; Memphis, Tenn.; Salinas, Calif.; and San Jose, Calif.

12:45 p.m.       Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles

The City of Memphis honors Dr. King on April 4, the anniversary of his 1968 assassination in Memphis, Tenn. Rev. Kyles was a close aide of Dr. King's and a witness to his death.

3:15 p.m.       Plenary Panel: Voices from the Philanthropic and Business

Community

Barbara Raymond, Program Director for Policy, Communications, and Strategy, The California Endowment

Tonya Allen, Vice President of Program, The Skillman Foundation

Ellen Alberding, President, Joyce Foundation

Paul Grogan, President, Boston Foundation

Brad Brekke, Vice President, Assets Protection, Target Corporation

5:15 p.m.       Closing Remarks

R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

8:30 a.m.       Opening Remarks

Eric H. Holder, Jr., U.S. Attorney General

12:30 p.m.       A Public Health Approach to Preventing Youth Violence

Vice Admiral Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., Surgeon General

2:30 p.m.       Closing Remarks

Russlynn H. Ali, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education

NOTE:  All media MUST PRESENT GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO ID (such as a driver's license) as well as VALID MEDIA CREDENTIALS.  Pre-set will be at 7:45 a.m. EDT. Contact Starr Small, 202-598-9457, for details about media logistics.

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