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NAGTRI and NDAA Host National Symposium on the Reduction of Crime

WHO: The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), a branch of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), and the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) are holding a national symposium on crime reduction. NAAG President and Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and NDAA President and District Attorney Henry Garza will host.

WHAT: Due to a number of innovative policing and prosecutorial strategies, the number of violent crimes taking place in cities has steadily decreased over the past 20 years. Government officials, law enforcement representatives and nationally-recognized academics will debate the best practices and most meaningful solutions for combatting crime. The session discussions will help determine which factors most significantly influence crime rates and reduce recidivism.

Keynote speakers are U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, New York City Police Department Commissioner William Bratton, and George Kelling, Co-Developer, Broken Windows Theory. State attorneys general and district attorneys will moderate seven sessions.

WHEN: Monday, May 5 through Tuesday, May 6.

First session begins at 8:45 a.m. on Monday.

WHERE: The Westin Georgetown Hotel

2350 M Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20037

Reporters: To review the agenda and/or to receive press credentials to attend, contact Rachel Stone, NAAG communications assistant, via email at or by phone at 202-326-6027.

NOTE: All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driverís license) as well as valid media credentials. Media interested in attending must RSVP to Rachel Stone at no later than 3:00 p.m. EDT, SUNDAY, May 4, 2014. Additional logistical information will be sent to those who RSVP. Press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Rachel Stone at

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The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG),, was founded in 1907 to help attorneys general fulfil the responsibilities of their office and to assist in the delivery of high-quality legal services to the states and territorial jurisdictions. The National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute (NAGTRI), a branch of NAAG, provides innovative legal trainings and comprehensive research to attorneys general offices.

The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA),, was founded in 1950 to be the voice of Americaís prosecutors and to support their efforts to protect the rights and safety of the people.

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