State AG to discuss youth violence


— Thursday afternoon, Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar and Dr. Delbert Elliot, a nationally known violence prevention expert, will be in Steamboat Springs to discuss youth violence in America.
The two will let residents who attend the discussion know what resources available and what programs have been found to be effective in youth violence prevention. The public is invited to join the forum to address violence issues and efforts in local schools, such as those to reduce bullying and the use of drugs and alcohol by young people.
Safe Communities-Safe Schools is aimed at creating school climates that promote academic excellence free of drugs, violence, intimidation and fear.
Teachers, staff, school board members and Superintendent Cyndy Simms will attend the forum.
The many local residents whose concerns regarding violence in the schools are increasing are being supported by dozens of statewide groups and organizations who are sponsoring the Safe Communities-Safe Schools initiative.
The Safe Communities-Safe Schools initiative is a partnership of the Colorado Trust, the Attorney General's Office, the Colorado Department of Education, the Colorado Association of School Boards, the Colorado Association of School Executives, the Colorado Federation of Teachers, the Colorado Education Association, the Metro Denver and Front Range Safe and Drug-Free School Coordinators, Coors Brewing Company, the Colorado Department of Public Safety Division of Criminal Justice, and the University of Colorado.

To reach Bonnie Nadzam call 871-4204 or e-mail


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