Youth Crime Forum

Public Forum on Youth Crime, Delinquency & Gang Prevention
When: December 4, 2007 from 10a.m.-noon
Where: Boys & Girls Clubs of Trenton,212 Centre Street, Trenton


The second in an annual public forum series bringing state and local leaders together in a Boys & Girls Club to discuss key issues related to youth. This forum will focus on the importance of community wide involvement in the development and implementation of successful delinquency prevention strategies.


There are 24 Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey (BGCNJ) operating 60 sites serving more than 116,000 youth ages 5-18. These clubs are vital to the families they serve and the communities in which they operate. The clubs are initiating these public forums in order to take a leadership role in encouraging public discussion about how we can better serve NJ youth who are in need of positive alternatives and other youth development services and engage community partners in a coordinated effort to address the critical needs in our communities. Secondarily, BGCNJ is interested in bringing state leaders and members of local communities into its club facilities to provider a closer look at how clubs are positioned to deliver proven effective prevention programming.


Panelist: -Lisa Thornton, Chief of Staff, NJ Attorney General – Confirmed -Connie Ludwin, BGCNJ – Confirmed -State Legislator with demonstrated interest in delinquency/gang prevention (Shirley Turner) -University representative TBD -Wendy Galloway, State Police Gang Prevention Unit – Confirmed -Local Community Leader (e.g. County Prosecutor, Mercer Co. Justice Coord., Community Action Org. leader etc.) Moderator: Joe Basikia, Co-anchor, CN8 Invitees: -NJ Community Prevention Coordinator -County and Municipal Youth Service Commission members -Municipal Alliance members -County Prosecutors/Justice Coordinators -Board of Education members -Law enforcement associations -Community based organizations -PTA representatives -Boys & Girls Club professional and volunteer leadership -Leadership New Jersey graduates/fellows -Families -Corporations/Foundations and the business community at large -State and local media

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