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Register for Defending Childhood Task Force Detroit Hearing

April 17, 2012

Defending Childhood Initiative logoThe Attorney General's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence (the Defending Childhood Task Force) will hold its fourth and final public hearing in Detroit on April 23-24, 2012. The public is welcome to attend the hearing, provide written testimony, or watch the hearing via Webinar. This hearing will focus on how to protect children, help them heal from violence, and create a safe environment so they can thrive.

The Defending Childhood Task Force is chaired by Joe Torre, former manager of the New York Yankees, founder of the Joe Torre Safe At Home® Foundation, and a witness to violence as a child; and Robert Listenbee, Jr., Chief of the Juvenile Unit of the Defender Association of Philadelphia. Thirteen experts in children's exposure to violence comprise the task force's membership. Attorney General Eric Holder has charged the task force with examining ways to prevent, treat, and reduce children's exposure to violence.


To register to attend the Detroit hearing, go to http://www.justice.gov/defendingchildhood/tf-hearings.html#detroit

To provide written testimony, go to www.justice.gov/defendingchildhood/tf-testimony.html.

Register to watch the hearing via free Webinar at www1.gotomeeting.com/register/613585025.

For more information about the Defending Childhood Initiative and its task force, visit www.justice.gov/defendingchildhood


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