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ATTORNEY GENERAL J.B. VAN HOLLEN SUMMIT ON PUBLIC SAFETY ADDRESSES POLICE PARTNERSHIPS, PHARMACEUTICAL DIVERSIONS, SCHOOL VIOLENCE & MANAGING A CRIME SCENE
 

Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence Recognized for 30th Anniversary

 

MADISON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen hosted a Working Summit on Public Safety this week in Wisconsin Dells. The summit ran from October 21-23, 2008.

 

The summit gave law enforcement officers from throughout the state, school employees, and other attendees the opportunity to interactively discuss their concerns, thoughts, and ideas with the Attorney General and Wisconsin Department of Justice staff. The major topics of discussion included:

 

Pharmaceutical Diversion, Sex Offenders in our Communities, School Violence, Technology Forensics, Managing a Crime Scene, Managing Special Events and Immigration Issues, Recommendations & Guidelines. The summit also included a legal update and discussion of the Drivers Privacy Protection Act.

 

"This summit was a tremendous benefit to me and the Wisconsin Department of Justice," said Van Hollen. "We were able to facilitate substantial and substantive dialogue on a variety of issues, including pharmaceutical diversion, sex offenders in our communities and school violence."

 

"A number of good ideas and observations were shared by the summit participants," Van Hollen continued. "The Wisconsin Department of Justice exists to assist local law enforcement and enhance public safety, and meetings like these help us better meet the needs of local law enforcement and other community stakeholders."

 

In addition to meeting on these important public safety issues, at Wednesday's luncheon, Attorney General Van Hollen presented a plaque to the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WCADV) in recognition of their 30th anniversary. WCADV is a statewide, non-profit membership organization committed to ending domestic violence.

 

Also as part of this year's summit Attorney General Van Hollen administered the Oath of Office to the members of the Wisconsin Crime Victims Council. The Council was created in 1982 and since that time has advised attorneys general on issues of importance to the criminal justice system.