YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION SUMMIT
Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA-03) and other members of
the House Democratic Gun Violence Prevention Task Force,
established by Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12),
In the Wake of Newtown: Toward a Comprehensive Youth Violence Prevention Model
Youth Violence Prevention Summit
Tuesday January 22, 2013
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Capitol Visitors Center
Congressional Auditorium & Atrium
The horrifying tragedy in Newtown and other recent shootings underscore the need for serious consideration of comprehensive strategies to make our communities safer. A considerable body of research now establishes definitively that true safety comes from comprehensive, evidence-based approaches, including school-based programs that address problem behaviors and teach youth how to resolve disputes; behavioral health and wrap-around services in schools and communities; and efforts that build on the strengths of families and young people. The Youth PROMISE Act (112th Congress, HR 2721) is one such comprehensive approach.
Please join Congressman Bobby Scott, other members of the House Democratic Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, and an esteemed panel of guests to discuss the need for a balanced, well-reasoned and sustainable response to the youth violence epidemic in our schools and communities, and how the need to implement these approaches is made even more urgent by the Newtown and other recent tragedies.
PANELISTS & GUESTS
Professor Dewey Cornell, University of Virginia Curry School of Education and Youth Violence Project
Professor Peter Scharf, Tulane University School of Public Health
Professor Aaron Kupchik, University of Delaware, author of Homeroom Security
Sheriff Gabe Morgan, Newport News, Virginia
The Honorable Chandlee Kuhn, Chief Judge, Delaware Family Court
Brian Bumbarger, Director, Evidence-Based Prevention and Intervention Support Center, Penn State
Rashad Burns, Youth Leader, World Vision Youth Empowerment Program