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May 19, 2015

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom to Take Part in FBI Youth Forum Wednesday

KANSAS CITY, KS—U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom will take part in a Youth and Law Enforcement Forum Wednesday in Kansas City.

“Every young person in America should have the opportunity to grow, succeed and contribute to their community,” Grissom said. “Building trust between law enforcement and the community is one way to help ensure that all our young people can reach their full potential.”

Grissom’s office is helping to sponsor the event, which was organized by the FBI, with support from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri, the Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan., police departments and the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association. The forum is open to high school and college age youth from Kansas and Missouri. It will provide an opportunity for teens to talk openly about challenges and obstacles facing law enforcement and the teen community and how they can work together.

The forum will be kicked off by the Kansas City Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey at 5:30 p.m., (check-in begins at 5:00 p.m.) Wednesday, May 20. Following a period of questions and answers with leaders of area law enforcement, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with law enforcement and learn first-hand about law enforcement capabilities, tools and potential career opportunities.

The first portion of the program from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. is closed to the media to encourage an open exchange of dialogue between the attendees and law enforcement. Media outlets are invited to attend the program at 7 p.m. until the program’s conclusion at 8 p.m. at the Robert Mohart Center located at 3200 Wayne Ave., Kansas City, MO.

For more information on the event, contact FBI Public Affairs Officer Bridget Patton at 816-512-8833.

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