Iroquois Job Corps Hosts Gang Awareness Conference
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Iroquois Job Corps Hosts Gang Awareness Conference

The Iroquois Job Corps recently held their 5th Gang Awareness and Prevention Conference in Niagara Falls, NY.  The Buffalo News carried an article on the conference with a picture of presenter Moses Robinson.  Presenters, Moses Robinson, VP of the NY East Coast Gang Investigators Association, Sam Palmiere, Law Enforcement Coordinator with the U.S. Department of Justice and William Hochul, the United States Attorney for Western NY were quoted in the article.

The 3 day conference brought together over 130 law enforcement, educators, intervention specialists and community partners such as PEEL Regional Police, St. John Fisher College, NFTA, Action for a Better Community and the University of Buffalo ED Opportunity Center.  The theme “Building Bridges” informed and engaged the participants on positive techniques to educate our youth of the dangers of gang involvement.  Presenter Sam Palmiere, of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and a former police chief stated that gang affiliation has risen over the past decade.  Also presenting were representatives of Good Fellows, and Pathways to Peace, successful street intervention program in Rochester, NY.  These outreach programs work to motivate young men and women who strive to continually overcome the adverse social challenges they confront on a daily basis.

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