Scott to Hold Violence Prevention Summit Tuesday

From office of Rep. Scott:
Scott to Co-Host Youth Violence Prevention Summit

Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, a vice chair of the House Democratic Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, announced today that he will co-host a Youth Violence Prevention Summit, along with other Task Force Members, on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.

“The tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut reminds us that although mass shootings are rare, violence is common in our communities, and our children are exposed to it every day,” said Rep. Scott. “The U.S. Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence noted in its report, released just two days before the Newtown shooting, that ‘exposure to violence is a national crisis that affects approximately two out of every three of our children.’ And the violence that the Attorney General’s task force is talking about is not violence on television or in video games—it’s crime, abuse and trauma affecting 46 million children in America each year.”

Ø Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott
Ø Members of the House Democratic Gun Violence Prevention Taskforce
Ø Professor Dewey Cornell, forensic clinical psychologist and professor of education in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia;
Ø Professor Peter Scharf, criminal justice researcher and professor in the Department of Global Health Systems and Development at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine;
Ø Judge Chandlee Johnson Kuhn, Chief Judge of the Family Court for the State of Delaware and Member, Association of Juvenile and Family Court Judges;
Ø Professor Aaron Kupchik, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware;
Ø Brian Bumbarger, Director, Evidence-based Prevention and Intervention Support Center, Penn State;
Ø Sherriff Gabriel (Gabe) Morgan, Sherriff of Newport News, Virginia;
Ø Rashad Burns, a 19 year old student at Potomac State University in West Virginia

A summit on youth violence prevention with Members of Congress and numerous experts in the fields of juvenile and criminal justice, mental health, education, child development and law enforcement. The summit will discuss:

Ø Identifying Threats and Risks of Violence in Schools and Communities
Ø Strategies That Reduce Violence and Keep Children, Families and Communities Safe
Ø True Safety Strategies vs. the False Sense of Safety of Some Strategies
Ø Legislative Initiatives to Empower Communities to Prevent Violence and Crime

Congressional Auditorium
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Washington, D.C. 20515

WHEN: TUES., JAN. 22 @ 1:30PM