NEWS RELEASE
Office of Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr.


November 2, 2001 Media Inquiries: Sean Caine 410-576-6357

CURRAN HOLDS YOUTH FORUM IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY ON MONDAY
Discussion Will Include Recent Acts of Terrorism

Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr., announced today that he will host the next event of his statewide Maryland Youth Forum at the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, on Monday, November 5 at 10:30 a.m. The goal of the program is to help improve the response to problems faced by young people in Maryland by listening to kids talk about a range of issues, such as juvenile crime, substance abuse, the Internet, and school bullying. The Attorney General will also listen as students discuss the recent terrorist attacks in New York and at the Pentagon. The themes and ideas that evolve from these meetings will be used to formulate and underscore the need for new policy initiatives.

The forum will last two hours, as the Attorney General Curran will listen to students representing every middle school in Montgomery County during the first hour and then students from every high school in the county during the second. Parents, school and community leaders have been invited to listen to the discussion and offer questions and comments at the conclusion.

WHAT: MARYLAND YOUTH FORUM

WHEN: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5 AT 10:30 A.M.

WHERE: EXECUTIVE OFFICE BUILDING 101 MONROE STREET, LOBBY LEVEL ROCKVILLE, MD

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