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School of Ed Presents “Gang and Youth Violence Prevention: Moving Forward”

16th Annual Conference; Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Heightening awareness of gangs and youth violence in Nassau and Suffolk Counties is the subject of the conference presented by Hofstra’s School of Education and the Safe and Supportive Schools and Community Consortium on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Multipurpose Room of Hofstra’s Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus.

This annual conference, now in its 16th year, will also present national, state and local perspectives on youth violence and gang prevention and associated tools and strategies that can be implemented in school and community venues.

Conference speakers will include professionals in the fields of law, psychology, probation, education and human services.   Workshop topics include:  Gangs 101; Crime Prevention from an Early Childhood Lens; Trauma Room Partnerships for Intervention Opportunities; Family Finding The Importance of Caring Adults in Reducing Youth Recidivism; Our Youth, Substance Abuse and the Juvenile and Criminal Justice System; Memoir as a Tool for Action; Overview of Community and Family Support; Working with the D.A. for Our Youth; Social Media: Double-Edged Sword; Present, Past and Future: Lessons Learned, Signs of Substance Abuse; and Building Community Coalitions.

A plenary session, Past, Present, Future/Intervention Practices That Promote Youth Development, will include a distinguished panel of judges and educators:

  • The Honorable Fernando Comacho, Suffolk County Supreme Court
  • The Honorable Teresa Kaczmarek Corrigan, Nassau County Family Court
  • Dr. Evelyn Blose Holman, Bay Shore Schools Superintendent (1994-2011)
  • Gregory Singer, Uniondale U.F.S.D. District Administrator
  • Rahsmia Zatar, Executive Director, S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth, Inc.

The conference fee is $50. Members of the Hofstra community may register for $25 upon presentation of a current HofstraCard.  For a complete conference schedule please visit



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