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April 17, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Category: Conference
Location: Community Arts Auditorium | Map
450 Reuther Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students

Understanding and Reducing Youth Violence Conference

hosted by
The Target Group Inc. and WSU Police

Thursday, April 17, 2014
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Community Arts Auditorium - map/directions
Wayne State University
450 Reuther Mall

At this conference, we'll discuss ways to understand and reduce violence among our youth on all levels. The conference is open to educators, law enforcement officers, health care workers, students, community groups and youth organizations.

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Welcome to Wayne State University by M. Roy Wilson, president, Wayne State University

Moderated by Bankole Thompson, editor of the Michigan Chronicle, author and political news analyst at WDET-101.9FM Detroit (NPR affiliate).

Special Guest Speaker – The Honorable Patricia M. Martin, presiding judge of the Child Protection Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Ill.

Other guest speakers and panelists include;

  • Larry Johnson, assistant superintendent and executive director of public safety, Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Annie Ellington, director of the Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, Mayor’s office, City of Detroit
  • Harold Rochon, captain in the Detroit Police Department and executive director of the Target Group Inc.
  • Anthony D. Holt, associate vice president and chief of police, Wayne State University

The Target Group is a non-profit organization that conducts research on the causative factors of violence, including gang violence, domestic violence, violence at schools, at sporting events, and more. It utilizes the information gained through research to provide training and information on violence prevention, reduction and suppression strategies. The Target Group also provides training and information regarding criminal street gang investigations, identification, suppression, prevention and intervention, and is dedicated to understanding violent behavior and supplying information needed to prevent and reduce violence involving children.

Visit www.thetargetgroup.org for more information.

For more information about this event, please contact Special Events and Services at 313-577-0300 or special_events@wayne.edu.