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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Districts of Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 27, 2013

Jose Rios Middle School Invites Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Leon Guerrero For Career Day

United States Attorney ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, U.S. Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands (NMI), announced that Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) Stephen Leon Guerrero was invited to speak at Jose Rios Middle School for Career Day on April 12, 2013.  AUSA Leon Guerrero spoke to two 6th and 7th grade classes with approximately 25 students in each.  He talked to them about the educational process of becoming an attorney and his duties as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.  He also talked about the U.S. Attorney’s role with Red Ribbon Week, as well as the G.R.E.A.T. Program and Cyber-bullying. 
           
The first Red Ribbon Celebration was organized in 1986 by a grassroots organization of parents concerned about the destruction caused by alcohol and drug abuse.  The red ribbon was adopted as a symbol of the movement in honor of Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, an agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration who was kidnapped and killed while investigating drug traffickers.  The Campaign has reached millions of children and has been recognized by the U.S. Congress.  Red Ribbon Week is a chance to be visible and vocal in our desire for a drug-free community.  The Campaign provides communities with a forum to bring together parents, schools and businesses to find new and innovative ways to keep kids drug free.

The G.R.E.A.T. Program=s primary objective is awareness and prevention of delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.  The G.R.E.A.T. lessons, aimed at elementary and middle school students, focus on teaching life skills to help students avoid delinquent behavior and violence, and learn to solve problems.    

The U.S. Attorney’s Office (“USAO”) for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands (“NMI”), continues to conduct presentations at various schools on the topics of Bullying and Cyber-bullying.

Attached are photos of AUSA Leon Guerrero addressing the students.

Updated January 7, 2015