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Ron Laney Receives Congressional Record Commendation

Assistant Attorney General Regina B. Schofield presents Ron Laney with his Congressional Record commendation.
Assistant Attorney General Regina B. Schofield presents Ron Laney with his Congressional Record commendation.
Ron Laney, Associate Administrator of OJJDP's Child Protection Division, was officially commended in the Congressional Record this summer for his forward-looking leadership and commitment to child protection. A commemoration of this recognition was presented to him by Assistant Attorney General and National AMBER Alert Coordinator Regina B. Schofield at the 5th Annual Internet Crimes Against Children Conference in Dallas, TX, in August. An excerpt from the commendation reads as follows: "Mr. Laney's commitment to child protection for over 30 years is evidenced by the training of over 500,000 child protection specialists from multiple disciplines… Mr. Laney's legacy to our society is the protection of our children and advocacy for abused children and their parents."

OJJDP Staff Participate in Kids' Day

Several OJJDP staff members were among the many volunteers from the Office of Justice Programs who participated in the Attorney General's Kids Day event at the FBI Headquarters on August 23, 2006. Nels Ericson, Darren Jones, Donni LeBoeuf, Lucia Turck, and Ruby Qazilbash represented OJJDP at the event, which highlighted several OJJDP- and OJP-supported programs.

McGruff, The Crime Dog, from the National Crime Prevention Council's "Taking A Bite Out of Crime" program posed for photographs and handed out comic books, stickers, and badges.

Representatives from NetzSmartz, the Internet Safety Program for Children at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), responded to questions about the program and distributed program brochures, trading cards, and temporary tattoos.

NCMEC also sent Special Agents to take and provide parents with digital photos and fingerprints of their children to keep in case of an emergency. More than 100 children participated in this activity and received valuable information.

OJP staff members who participated in Kids' Day included Mark Harmon, Lisa Kline, Darren Jones, Donni LeBoeuf, Lucia Turck, Lindsay Amber, Ruby Qazilbash, and Nels Ericson.

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