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Speaking of violence: U.S. attorney general in Little Rock Monday

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click to enlarge TO TALK ABOUT VIOLENCE: Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
  • TO TALK ABOUT VIOLENCE: Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
And speaking of violence:  United States Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch will speak Monday in Little Rock at the Violence Reduction Network Summit. along with U.S. Attorney Christopher R. Thyer of Little Rock.

Lynch will speak at 8:30 a.m. at the Statehouse Convention Center. A news release explains the network:

The VRN, launched in 2014, is an effort through the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs and Bureau of Justice Assistance to leverage lessons learned, existing government resources, and an all-hands approach to deliver strategic, intensive training and technical assistance to reduce violence. The VRN is specifically designed to complement existing local antiviolence efforts. The sites considered for VRN have violence levels that exceed national averages. They also represent jurisdictions with unique law enforcement and local government structures, enabling implementation and assessment of VRN in distinctly different organizational contexts to help the department create a model for delivery of training and technical assistance.

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