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"FACE TO FACE" MEETING WITH OFFENDER POPULATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2011

Detroit, MI – Reporters and photographers are invited to attend one of two "Face to Face" meetings scheduled between law enforcement and parolees. The educational meeting is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Attorney's Office, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC), Michigan State Police (MSP), Wayne County Prosecutor's Office (WCPO), Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office (OCPO), the Detroit Police Department (DPD) and the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO). Face to Face is designed to prevent recidivism among the offender population.

Face-to-Face provides offenders with information about the consequences of committing new gun crimes, which includes stiff federal sentences with no chance of parole and prisons in distant locations. The program also provides information about opportunities, such as education, job training, drug treatment, and employment from wrap-around service organizations.

"Statistics show that two-thirds of all offenders will become repeat offenders,” McQuade said. “We are taking a targeted approach to reducing crime by telling offenders about of the consequences of committing new crimes and about the support services that are available to help them succeed outside of prison.”

The first meeting will take place at the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, located at 38 East Sheriff’s Headquarters (on the NW corner of the county campus) on July 27, 2011 and will run from 6pm to 7:30pm. Speakers will include representatives from ATF, MDOC, Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office, Oakland County Sheriff’s Department and the United States Attorney’s Office.

The second meeting will take place at Rosedale Park Baptist Church located at 14179 Evergreen Road, Detroit, Michigan on July 28, 2011 and will run from 6pm to 7:30pm. Speakers will include representatives from ATF, MDOC, Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, Detroit Police Department and the United States Attorney’s Office.

For more information, please contact Gina Balaya at (313) 226-9758 or Robert Poikey at (313) 226-9120.

GUIDELINES:

PHOTOGRAPHERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SHOOT THE FACES OF PAROLEES OR PROBATIONERS, ONLY THE FACES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS AND THE BACKS OF HEADS OF THE AUDIENCE MEMBERS. REPORTERS MAY CONDUCT INTERVIEWS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS ONLY AND WILL NOT IDENTIFY PAROLEES OR PROBATIONERS IN PRINT, INTERNET OR BROADCAST MEDIA.

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