Police Chief Cathy Lanier and City Councilman Jim Graham to Speak About Crime Tonight


From an email:

“Police Chief Cathy Lanier and City Councilman Jim Graham will be among a 10-member panel discussing criminal justice issues Monday during a forum hosted by the Northwest Columbia Heights Community Association. The forum, being held at St. Stephens Church at 1525 Newton St. NW, begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be hosted by Sam Ford of ABC 7 News. The public and media are encouraged to attend. A full list of speakers follows. For more information or to RSVP, email [email protected]

Full press release after the jump.


What: Chief Cathy Lanier of the DC Metropolitan Police Department and Ward One Councilmember Jim Graham will headline a meeting on criminal justice hosted by the Northwest Columbia Heights Community Association in response to high rates of repeat offenses for drug crimes and violent crimes in Columbia Heights. The Criminal Justice Public Forum is a chance for members of the community to find out about a new and innovative program that public officials and community residents are implementing together to reduce crime and make our neighborhoods safer, the Community Criminal Justice Accountability Initiative (CCJAI).

Who: Speakers will include:

* Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier
* Ward One Councilmember Jim Graham
* DC Superior Courts Chief Judge Lee Satterfield
* DC Deputy Attorney General Robert Hildum
* Executive Assistant US Attorney for External Affairs Albert Herring
* Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency Director Adrienne Poteat
* Pretrial Services Agency Deputy Director Cliff Keenan
* Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1A Chair Cliff Valenti
* Court Watch Leader for MPD’s 5th District Kathy Henderson
* NWCHCA President and CCJAI Leader Cecilia Jones

Moderator: Sam Ford, ABC 7 News

When: Monday, January 25, 2010

6:30 to 8:00 PM

Where: St Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church
1525 Newton St NW, Washington DC 20010
(near the corner of 16th and Newton, Downstairs Cafeteria, Red Doors, 16th-Street side)

Additional: This is a public meeting, open to all and free of charge. Free refreshments will be served. Since 2008, NWCHCA, an all-volunteer 501(c)3 community organization, has worked to improve quality-of-life, increase public safety and promote community involvement.

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