Staff Contact:

Andrea J. Burney, APR

Director of  Public Relations




DANVILLE, VA, October 16, 2012 – Danville Community College will host the American Criminal Justice Association – Lambda Alpha Epsilon (ACJA-LAE) Region IV Conference on Oct. 18 – 20. More than 100 participants from 13 states, including Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia will be in attendance. All events for the conference, which is being coordinated by DCC’s student chapter, Omega Alpha Omicron, are being held at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, 150 Slayton Avenue.

The conference theme of "Hazing" and Gangs in Southside Virginia? also features workshops on both topics to be held Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8:30 – 12 noon (Gangs), and 1-4 p.m. (Hazing). In addition, competitive events in physical agility, crime scene, criminal law plus exams in Juvenile Justice, Criminal law, Corrections, Knowledge and Police Management and Operations will be held on Friday, Oct. 19. In addition, the Danville Police Department’s firing range will be the setting for the Firearms Competition. Danville Sheriff Mike Mondul will be the speaker on Saturday evening for the awards program and closing banquet.

The American Criminal Justice Association Lambda Alpha Epsilon (LAE), founded in 1937, is a national organization that is divided into six regions. Its membership is made up of students and professionals in the criminal justice field. For more information about the Region IV Conference, contact John Wilt, Associate Professor of Administration of Justice and the club sponsor, at 434.797.8468, or
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