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Defending Childhood Task Force Detroit Hearing
The 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.
Submitting written testimony:
The Defending Childhood Task Force is interested in hearing from community members and professionals working with children and families who have experienced violence. To submit written testimony to the Task Force, please e-mail or send to NCCD, Attn: Defending Childhood Task Force, 1970 Broadway, Suite 500, Oakland, CA, 94612. You must include your name and contact information for the testimony to be considered by the Task Force; however, the Task Force will not be able to send a response. Testimony must be submitted by April 24, 2012, to be considered by the Task Force.
Testimony is not confidential. Testimony may be made available to members and staff of the Task Force, and may be read aloud during a public hearing or published in a publicly available document.
Register to watch the hearing via free Webinar.