September 17, 2013

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane named to NAAG Executive Committee and selected to moderate session at "Keeping Our Kids Safe" Summit

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kane has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG.)  NAAG is a bipartisan association of Attorneys General from all 50 states, plus US territories.  The Executive Committee is charged with the leadership of association operations, and is comprised of the four NAAG officers, four regional delegates, and three presidential appointees. Though a freshman Attorney General, Kathleen Kane was named as a presidential appointee by NAAG President and Wisconsin Attorney General, J.B. Van Hollen.

In other NAAG business, Attorney General Kane will moderate a session today at the NAAG Presidential Initiative Summit in Milwaukee, a two-day forum themed, "America's Promise - Keeping Our Kids Safe."

Kane said the summit will provide a forum for attorneys general and representatives from the federal government, corporations, associations and academia to explore new ideas and new tools for carrying out the collective responsibility to protect children. Topics will include successful strategies for addressing school violence, private/public partnerships, current issues in drug abuse and sex trafficking of children, and Internet crimes against children.

"Commitment to the protection of children has been the hallmark of my professional life," said AG Kane.  "It began in my early days as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting child abuse cases, continued with my work at a local children's advocacy center and now is my priority as Attorney General," added AG Kane.
 
 Information about the summit may be found @ NAAG.org. 

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