Gang Legislation Study Released
Immediately following the press conference, Rep. Scott, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, will hold a summit on Effective Youth Violence and Gang Prevention Strategies. Dr. Marian Wright Edelman, President and founder of the Children's Defense Fund, will make opening remarks, followed by presentations from 12 other researchers, law enforcement officials and other criminal justice practitioners.
Barry Krisberg has been the President of NCCD for fourteen years. He is known nationally for his research and expertise on juvenile justice issues and is called upon as a resource for professionals and the media. Dr. Krisberg received his master's degree in criminology and a doctorate in sociology, both from the <?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = ST1 />University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining NCCD, Dr. Krisberg held several education posts. He was faculty member at the University of California at Berkeley; Dr. Krisberg also was an adjunct professor with the Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs School at the University of Minnesota and the University of Hawai’i. He is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Legal Studies at UC Berkeley.
The release press conference will be held in Room 2175 in the Rayburn House Office Building, from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.