Detroit Hearing To Focus On Kids Living Among Violence

April 23, 2012

This week a Justice Department task force holds its final public hearing on how exposure to violence affects children. The hearing is part of an initiative by the U-S Attorney General’s office to develop policies to help children who are victims of violence or see it happening around them. The hearing – at Wayne State University’s David Adamany Undergraduate Library Auditorium – will feature remarks from Justice officials, Detroit’s police chief and a former gang member who now works as a community advisor. Committee co-chair and former Major League Baseball manager Joe Torre will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Tigers game as part of raising awareness for the effort. The group is scheduled to make its recommendations to the Attorney General later this year.