The Union League Club of Chicago’s Public Affairs Committee and its initiative, Safe Youth Chicago sponsored the breakfast event, October 12, 2010, Violence Dismissed: The Intended and Unintended Consequences of Gun Policy, Education Reform Policy and Drug Policy On Youth Violence.
This important dialogue included a distinguished line up including Judge Paul P. Biebel, Jr., Chief Judge of the Criminal Division, Circuit Court of Cook County, Kathie Kane-Willis, a professor and researcher at Roosevelt University of Chicago, Dr. Harold Pollack, co-director of The University of Chicago Crime Lab, and Dr. David Prasse, professor and Dean of the School of Education at Loyola University of Chicago.
The panel and guests sparked a wide-ranging discussion interlinking these important policy issues with violence on and by Chicago youth. Each of the guests and Judge Biebel gave opening remarks. Then the audience was asked to provide written questions to the panel.
As might be expected many questions centered on Chicago’s public school system, drug use and drug crimes and the use of guns in gang activities. The panelists were armed with facts and statistics, all of which were enlightening to those in attendance. This breakfast marks the second such event put together by the initiative, Safe Youth Chicago.
Chicago attorney, Robert Kreisman, is a member of the Safe Youth Chicago initiative, the Public Affairs Committee of the Union League Club of Chicago and participated in the October 12, 2010 event.
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