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Attorneys General From Across the Country Gather for Attorney General Van Hollen's Summit Underway in the City of Milwaukee

Attorney General Van Hollen to Welcome Governor Scott Walker

for Summit, “America’s Promise:  Keeping Our Kids Safe”  


MILWAUKEE – With the first day of his Presidential Summit – “America’s Promise:  Keeping Our Kids Safe” – nearly complete, Wisconsin Attorney General and National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) President J.B. Van Hollen is pleased to welcome tomorrow Governor Scott Walker, who will deliver remarks before Attorneys General from across the country and other summit attendees.


“As Wisconsin’s Attorney General, I’m fortunate to have a number of colleagues who are committed to public safety and one of them is Governor Scott Walker.  I look forward to introducing him to my nationwide counterparts,” Van Hollen said.  “Under the Governor’s leadership, we’ve been able to partner to pass historic legislation to prevent victimization and hold offenders accountable.”


As President of NAAG, Attorney General Van Hollen is kicking off his yearlong initiative with a summit featuring speakers and experts from around the nation.  An agenda for the two-day conference at The Pfister Hotel is available here.


Sessions scheduled for tomorrow include:


  • Welcome by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker 
  • Sex Trafficking of Children and Internet Crimes Against Children, featuring Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens; Holly Austin Smith, Survivor Advocate; Special Agent Jesse Crowe of the Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigation; Investigator Jim Valley of the Door County Sheriff’s Office; and Vernon M. Keenan, Director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation
  • Working with Child Victims and Witnesses, featuring Montana Attorney General Tim Fox; Nancy Smith, Director of the Center on Victimization and Safety of the Vera Institute of Justice; Brooklyn College Professor Margaret-Ellen Pipe; and Catherine S. Connell, Child/Adolescent Forensic Interviewer with the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Any media wishing to cover parts of the summit should contact Dana Brueck at 608-266-1221, or  All summit sessions will be videotaped and posted online at


In June of 2013, Van Hollen was formally elected by his nationwide peers to be the NAAG President.  In 2011, Attorney General Van Hollen’s peers elected him to the office of Vice President of NAAG.


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