11 January, 2010

Juvenile Crime Discussion Tuesday

Neighborhood Notice

Happy New Year Neighbors!

PSA 102 Neighborhood Public Safety Committee (NPSC) begins 2010 by tackling the issues of Juvenile Crime and Gang Interventions Policy

We are just getting started …We have heard the residents and businesses of PSA 102 say they are tired of attacks by juveniles and demand actions by city leaders
PSA 102 NPSC is composed of community members and police from the 1st District Patrol Service Area 102. Together, every month we tackle issues of crime led by Lt. Vendette Parker and community PSA coordinators Robert Pittman and Brandon Bies. Juvenile crime and violence is a major topic in many cities in the United States and in PSA 102, we are doing something about it by talking to those who wrangle with the decisions to prosecute, incarcerate or provide alternative correction action.
At our Tuesday 12 January 2010 meeting, our guests will be Marc Schindler, Esq. Chief of Staff for the Department of Youth Rehabilitative Service (DYRS), Lynette Collins, Esq., Section Chief of Juvenile Prosecution for the D.C. Office of the Attorney General (OAG). Members of the 1st District Command Staff of the Metropolitan Police Department, to include Commander David Kamperin, Assistant Commander Inspector Michael Reese, and Captain Michelle Queen, will join us. Michael Bonds of Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) and residents will join us in a discussion designed to not only get answers but will allow residents to craft proposals to make the criminal justice system strong and more efficient with addressing violent criminal charges on juveniles that harm society through their actions.

Pending legislation Bill 18-549 Community Impact Statement Amendment Act of 2009 scheduled for a hearing next month will allow community groups and individuals to petition prosecutors and judges to keep juveniles charged with the most serious crimes to be held and not released back into the community. We will also be looking at other measures to address juvenile crime reduction and punishment.
Join us Tuesday night for a discussion that is sure to change public safety.

No comments: