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AG Holder’s Children-Violence Task Force In Detroit

DETROIT (AP) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s task force on children exposed to violence is holding its last public hearing this week in Detroit.

Holder launched the task force last fall as part of his Defending Childhood initiative, with ex-New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre as co-chair.

The task force is to take public testimony 5-7 p.m. Monday at Wayne State University’s Adamany Undergraduate Library.

Detroit U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade, Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West and Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary Lou Leary are scheduled to give opening remarks Tuesday.

The program Tuesday includes speakers who include Detroit police Chief Ralph Godbee and Now York city Probation Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi.

Task force background: http://www.justice.gov/defendingchildhood

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