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Attorney General's Annual Summit on Public Safety to Focus on Domestic Violence and Heroin Use

This year’s Summit will be held June 17-19 at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells.


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is pleased to welcome law enforcement officers from throughout Wisconsin at this year’s Attorney General’s Summit on Public Safety, “Protecting our Families,” June 17 through June 19 at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells.  A Summit agenda is available hereAttorney General Van Hollen’s welcoming remarks begin at approximately 8:00 am on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  Media interested in attending opening remarks should contact Dana Brueck at the above number.  (Some sessions are law enforcement sensitive and closed to media.)


As part of the one- and a half-day program, law enforcement attendees will learn more about the significant Heroin problem facing Wisconsin and explore prevention strategies as well as effective investigative techniques for responding to overdose deaths. 


Attendees also will look at the link between domestic violence and stalking as it relates to lethality and study Maryland’s Lethality Assessment Program, which is an evidence-based tool designed to assist first-responders in identifying victims of domestic violence who are at the greatest risk of being killed.  The Department of Justice’s Violence Against Women Resource Prosecutor will facilitate a panel discussion with six Wisconsin police agencies that have implemented innovative policing strategies in their communities to battle domestic violence. 


Finally, the Director of Training and Development for the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children will discuss how to establish community-based partnerships across disciplines to respond to the needs of a child exposed to drug abuse or domestic violence in the home.