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Attorney General Eric Holder to Address California City Leaders on Gang Prevention

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- US Attorney General Eric Holder will address local leaders this afternoon during a meeting of the California Cities Gang Prevention Network in Sacramento. The Attorney General will discuss emerging federal policies and intergovernmental partnerships for reducing gang violence in cities.

(Logo: ) Credentialed media are invited to cover the Attorney General's remarks at 4:30pm. To RSVP as media, please contact Amanda Straub at 202-626-3015 or .

Who: US Attorney General Eric Holder When: May 10, 2010 4:30pm, Attorney General's remarks Where: Embassy Suites Sacramento - Riverfront Promenade 100 Capitol Mall Sacramento, Calif.

The California Cities Gang Prevention Network seeks to reduce gang-related violence and victimization through cross-city peer learning, identify and implement best practices and initiate state and federal policy changes to support local practice. Participating network cities include Fresno, Los Angeles, Oakland, Oxnard, Richmond, Sacramento, Salinas, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Rosa and Stockton.

The Network is sponsored by the National League of Cities' (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education and Families and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency and is supported by grants from the California Wellness Foundation and the California Endowment, with earlier support from the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr.

Fund, the East Bay Community Foundation and the Richmond Children's Fund. Kaiser Permanente provided additional support for this meeting.

The National League of Cities is the nation's oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans. SOURCE National League of Cities Copyright (C) 2010 PR Newswire. All rights reserved -0- KEYWORD: District of Columbia