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Attorney General Jim Hood To Host Statewide Domestic Violence Conference
From: Office of the State Attorney General    Filed 5/23/07 GCN

Jackson, MS-Attorney General Jim Hood and The Domestic Violence Division of the Attorney General's Office are hosting a statewide domestic violence conference on June 13-14, 2007, in Choctaw, Mississippi.  

The conference, entitled "Domestic Violence in our Communities: Enhancing the Legal Response" is co-hosted by the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and is targeted to  law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, court clerks, probation and parole officials and others providing services to victims of domestic violence.  "This conference is designed to bring together these different yet equally important parts of the justice system to encourage them to work together in a coordinated fashion to enhance the system's response to the crime of domestic violence, as well as heightening victim safety and offender accountability," said Attorney General Hood.

Cutting edge information will be provided by a number of local and national speakers to include Denise Brown of the Nicole Brown Simpson Foundation, David Adams, Co-Found and Co-Director of Emerge, Inc., and Sergeant Scott Jenkins of the Duluth, Minnesota, Police Department.

There is no registration fee for participants. The conference is being funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (Award #2006-WE-AX-0054) and the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, Division of Public Safety Planning (Project #05SP4021).

Go to www.agjimhood.com for more information on conference registration and the Domestic Violence Division of the Attorney General's Office.

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