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National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers Launches New Website to Support Youth Initiative

Dated: Wednesday July 22, 2009

The National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers (NABLEO) will hold its 1st Annual Rhode Island Children of Courage Youth Symposium, October 29th30th at the Marriott Hotel, 1 Orms Street (corner of Charles and Orms Streets), in Providence, Rhode Island. The program provides students aged 1518 with the opportunity to gain much needed skills in leadership development, self worth and esteem, and interaction with law enforcement, and is held in conjunction with our 2009 Fall Board of Directors Meeting and Law Enforcement Education and Training Conference, at the same location.

The overall theme of this two-day series of workshops is "Rebuilding Our Commitment to Community". The youth symposiums provide a forum for the discussion of issues facing the community-at-large, and in particular, the impact of those issues on youth and law enforcement personnel . Built upon the 15 years of successes gained from its origins as the New Jersey Youth Symposium, this program has been expanded and structured to meet the specific needs of youth in Rhode Island.

Program modules will cover such issues as What to Do When Stopped by The Police, Pitfalls to The Top, My Family-My History, the College Experience, Internet Safety Procedures, and other topics designed to build self-esteem, knowledgeable skills, and enhanced relationships with law enforcement.

Registration to attend the Children of Courage Youth Symposium is required. Student registrations are free of charge. Adults may register to attend the symposiums at the rate of $45.00 per person ($100 if attending the conference luncheon held on Saturday, October 31st). All registration materials and information may be obtained on the official web site at

The National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers, Inc, a 501.(c).(3) non-profit, is a premier national organization representing the interests and concerns of African American, Latino and other criminal justice practitioners of color serving in law enforcement, corrections, and investigative agencies throughout the United States, and the communities in which they serve.

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