Monroe County Preventive Services Coalition and Nazareth College's Department of Social Work are co-sponsoring the Stop the Violence, Rebuild our Community conference to bring forth awareness of the violence in the community and a call to action to stop the violence. Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and City of Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy will be the keynote speakers. The conference will take place on Wednesday, June 9, at the Nazareth College Art Center, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cost is $25.00 (includes lunch) when registered by June 1, 2010. After June 1, cost is $30.00. For more information or to register, please call Mary Coffey (585) 753-5777. Nazareth College is located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14618.
The morning of the conference will consist of registration, remarks from keynote speakers Maggie Brooks and Robert Duffy, and a panel discussion with the following speakers: U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr., NYS Assistant Attorney General in Charge Debra A. Martin, NYS Division of Parole Bureau Chief Charles A. Bour, Monroe County Supervising Family Court Judge Craig Doran, Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn, Monroe County District Attorney Michael Green, Monroe County Legislature President Jeff Adair, Monroe County Department of Human Service Commissioner Kelly A. Reed, Monroe County Probation Administrator Robert Burns, Rochester Police Department Chief David Moore, and Rochester City School District Superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard.
The afternoon includes break out sessions on the following topics: Violence Against Women, Youth Violence, and Community Response to Violence.
Formed in 1986, the Monroe County Preventive Services Coalition has grown to include representatives from more than 30 preventive programs, affiliated with 13 parent agencies: Berkshire Farm Center, Catholic Family Center, Cayuga Home for Children, Hillside Family of Agencies, Ibero-American Action League, Monroe County Probation, Lifetime Assistance, Inc, Linden Oaks Sexual Abuse Treatment Services, Mt. Hope Family Center, Society for the Prevention and Care of Children, St. Joseph's Villa, URMC Social Work Prevention Program, Urban League of Rochester and the Monroe County Department of Human Services Preventive Services Unit. While the programs represented are varied in size, nature and purpose, they share common goals; they support, strengthen and re-define family relationships, so as to prevent the need for out-of-home placement of children, and reduce the length of stay in foster care.