Monday, April 27, 2015

City Leaders, stakeholders and community to attend Youth Violence Prevention Consortium on April 28th

WHO:                   Welcome remarks:         
The Honorable Dwight C. Jones, Richmond City Mayor                                                                   
The Honorable Michelle Mosby R. Mosby, Richmond City Council President
Keynote Speaker:
The Honorable Judge Steven C. Teske, Chief Judge, Clayton County Juvenile Court of Jonesboro, Georgia
Featured Presenters:
D. Dana T. Bedden, Richmond Public Schools Superintendent
Alfred Durham, Richmond Chief of Police
Dr. Donald R. Stern, Richmond City Health District Director
The Honorable Judge Angela Edwards-Roberts, Presiding Judge of the 13th Judicial District of Virginia
Panel members:
Michel B. Aboutanous, MD. MPH, FACS
Albert D. Farrell, Ph.D.
Allison Sampson-Jackson, Ph.D., LCSW, LICSW, CSOTP
John P. Lindstrom, Ph.D., LCP

WHAT:                 2015 Youth Violence Prevention Consortium

WHEN:                 Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 – 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon

WHERE:               Trinity Family Life Center, 3601 Dill Road, Richmond, VA 23222

BACKGROUND:   Youth violence is a mayor problem nationally, regionally, and in the City of Richmond. In Richmond, homicide is the leading cause of death among young people 15-24 years of age (according to the 2010 Annual Report of the Virginia Commonwealth University Clark-Hill Institute for Positive Youth Development). Young people are affected by violence in their homes, neighborhoods and schools at alarming rates. The Youth Violence Prevention Consortium on April 28th will allow participants to hear from featured speakers whom are on the forefront of youth violence prevention work locally and nationally, and to take part in discussion about contributing factors and issues revolving around youth violence, as well as solutions and strategies.