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U.S. Department of Justice to address 3rd Annual Joint Conference on Juvenile Justice

Tennessee Commission on Children and YouthClarksville, TN – On April 20th, 2013 the Montgomery County Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Task Force will host its 3rd Annual Joint Conference on Juvenile Justice at the Austin Peay State University, Morgan University Center, Clarksville TN, on the 3rd floor from 8:30am–3:00pm.

The purpose of the conference is the prevention of juvenile delinquency via increasing the awareness of issues, programs and resources available to youth, parents, teachers, college students, advocates, officers of the court, and concerned citizens.

The DMC Task Force is a state of Tennessee government program that operates under the umbrella of the Governor’s office, the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth and the Austin Peay State University Juvenile Justice Grant.

Last year’s event drew over 20 organizations, 200 participates and attendees. The booths, presenters and breakout sessions provided education on such subjects as, bullying, gang awareness, and the importance of being a big brother big sister, mentorship and much, much more!

A speaker from the U.S. Department of Justice, Washington D.C. will be the special guest speaker this year and Rachel’s Challenge will once again do their presentation.

What is Rachel’s Challenge? Rachel Scott was the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20th, 1999. Since her tragic death her parents & friends have traveled the country showing powerful video/audio footage of Rachel’s life and the Columbine tragedy to motivate students and the world to make positive change in the way they treat others.

To Pre-Register for this event, contact us via email at montgomerycodmctaskforce@hotmail.com

For all media inquires or questions please contact Dr. Merriel Bullock-Neal at 931.551.8300 or Dr. Charmaine Lowe at 931.221.1313

This event is free and open to the public.


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