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Street Violence Prevalent in Miami-Dade County

“US ATTORNEY ALEX ACOSTA KEYNOTE SPEAKER”

What:  Fourth Annual Gang Summit

When:  Friday, April 13, 2007 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where:  William & Marjorie McDonald Center
17051 NE 19th Avenue
North Miami Beach, Fl 33162

When:  Monday, April 16, 2007 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where:  Signature Gardens
12725 SW 122nd Avenue
Miami, Fl 33186 

Miami, Fl (April 3, 2007) – Growing gang problems are a huge concern to all members in the community.  This year United States Attorney Alex Acosta of the Southern District of Florida will discuss these issues in a keynote address at the Fourth Annual Gang Summit. The Summit provides a collaborative approach to uniting social service providers, law enforcement, the judicial system and the Miami-Dade County Public School system to increase community awareness regarding youth gangs in Miami-Dade County. This year the theme of the Summit is “Bridging Our Communities in Preventing Gang Violence.” The event is being held in two, distinct locations in the county which will help to educate the different communities that gang violence is prevalent throughout the entire county and that as a community we must work together to overcome the crises.  This Summit is hosted by the Dade-Miami Criminal Justice Council and the Institute for Child and Family Health, Inc. (formerly The Children’s Psychiatric Center, Inc.).  To find out more information about the Summit visit the web site www.childandfamilyhealth.org.

To attend:  News media interested in covering the event should contact the Institute for Child and Family Health, Inc. (CPC) at (305)685-8245 x.1031 or send an email to communications@ICFHinc.org.  For those who cannot attend the event, please contact us to reserve a media kit.

For more information please contact:
Alina Plasencia at (305)685-8245 ext. 1031
Jeanne Tamargo – Event Coordinator –
(305)235-8105
or by email at communications@ICFHinc.org