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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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U.S. Attorney Machen to Host Public Safety Forum
For Latino Communities in the District of Columbia
- “One City, Safe City” Program is Part of Series of Community Events -

     WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia are hosting a public safety forum on Sunday, September 25 that will be tailored to issues facing Latino communities in the District of Columbia.

     The public is invited to the event, which will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at Shrine of the Sacred Heart Church, 3211 Sacred Heart Way NW, near the intersection of 16th Street and Park Road NW. The program will be presented in Spanish as well as English.

     The District of Columbia is home to thousands who are part of the Latino community and are a vital and integral part of this city. This forum will provide an opportunity to offer guidance about the criminal justice system in the District of Columbia. The program will include information on avoiding victimization, domestic violence and immigration issues.

     The U.S. Attorney’s Office is partnering with the District of Columbia Office on Latino Affairs on this event. The event is the latest in a series of meetings sponsored by the U.S. Attorney’s Office throughout the District of Columbia, with more forums planned.

    Additional information is available by calling the U.S. Attorney’s Office at 202-252-6930 or e-mailing the organizers at



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