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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Returns to the Project Safe Neighborhoods Anti-Gang Summit

 

“Dealing with the complexities of gang violence necessitates a multi-faceted approach,” Attorney General Van Hollen said. “I'm always encouraged by the widespread participation in this annual conference by those who have a stake in enforcing our laws, preventing further violence and helping former gang members lead successful lives.”

 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen addressed law enforcement officers, prosecutors, correctional officers, social workers and many community partners this morning at the Project Safe Neighborhoods Anti-Gang Summit in Milwaukee, sponsored by the U.S. Attorney's Office – Eastern District of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Department of Justice and other law enforcement partners. The two-day summit is being held at the Wyndham Milwaukee Airport Hotel and Convention Center, located at 4747 South Howell Avenue.

 

“Dealing with the complexities of gang violence necessitates a multi-faceted approach,” Attorney General Van Hollen said. “I'm always encouraged by the widespread participation in this annual conference by those who have a stake in enforcing our laws, preventing further violence and helping former gang members lead successful lives.”

 

The annual summit features more than 50 programs, including strategies for dealing with gangs in schools, using social networking sites as investigative tools, addressing disruptive gangs in the prison system and cyber bullying in schools, and finding employment for former gang members. A detailed program is available at the following link:

 

Project Safe Neighborhoods Anti-Gang Summit

 

(Note: Some programs are open to law enforcement only.)

 

For more information, contact Dana Brueck at the above number, or Dean Puschnig at the U.S. Attorney's Office – Eastern District of Wisconsin at 414-297-1774.