MEDIA ADVISORY: Department Of Justice To Commemorate National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Contact:  Joan LaRocca
202-307-0703
Office of Justice Programs
March 27, 2007


WASHINGTON, D.C. – In recognition of the 24th annual commemoration of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Assistant Attorney General Regina B. Schofield; Sharon W. Cooper, MD and Dr. David Finkelhor, will participate in a program dedicated to educating the public, law enforcement agencies and social service organizations about the emerging trends of child abuse. Their remarks will focus on the prevention, intervention and treatment of child abuse.

WHO: Regina B. Schofield, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs

Sharon W. Cooper, MD, FAA, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

David Finkelhor, Professor of Sociology, Director, Crimes against Children Research Center, Co-Director, Family Research Laboratory Department, University of New Hampshire

WHAT: National Child Abuse Prevention Month Event

Emerging Trends of Child Abuse: Prevention, Intervention and Treatment for the 21st Century

WHEN: Thursday, March 29, 2007

8:30-10:45 A.M. EDT

WHERE: National Press Club – Holeman Lounge

13th Floor

529 14th Street, NW

Washington, D.C.

NOTE: ALL media MUST PRESENT GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO ID (such as driver’s license) as well as VALID MEDIA CREDENTIALS. Cameras must be pre-set by 8:45 A.M. EDT. All press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Joan LaRocca at (202) 307-0703. Additional information can be found at www.ojp.usdoj.gov.