Criminal Justice News

Monday, May 07, 2012

Public Invited to Free Community Youth Safety Fair

San Diego FBI Acting Special Agent in Charge Eric Birnbaum invites the public to attend a special Juvenile Safety Fair scheduled for Saturday, May 12, 2012. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Jacobs Center located at 404 Euclid Avenue in San Diego, California, 92114.

The Safety Fair will include booths with health and safety information for youth from a variety of local organizations. Presentations will be held throughout the day on topics including gangs, self-defense, drug abuse, bullying, and online safety. Attendees can learn about bicycle safety, participate in obstacle courses, and watch driving and skateboarding demonstrations. A free bicycle tune-up will be available to those who bring their bikes to the event. Lowriders and special law enforcement vehicles will also be on display. Free face painting, a rock climbing wall, free raffle, and other fun activities will be available for the youth.

The FBI will be distributing free Child ID kits and public safety informational brochures in both English and Spanish.

This Juvenile Safety Fair is presented by the Jacobs Center/ Project Safe Way, San Diego Police Department, San Diego City Attorney’s Office, Rady Children’s Hospital, Lowrider Community of San Diego, SAY San Diego, San Diego Unified School District Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The public is encouraged to attend this free event to learn important safety information and crime prevention tips to help protect and educate the youth in our community.

For more information about this event, please call Erin MacKinnon (FBI) at 858-499- 7464 or Danny Gutierrez (Jacobs Center/ Project Safe Way) at 619-527-6161, ext. 174.

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