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For Immediate Release:  
For Further Information Contact:
July 19, 2005

Office of The Attorney General
- Peter C. Harvey, Attorney General
Juvenile Justice Commission
- Howard L. Beyer, Executive Director

 

Sharon Lauchaire
609-292-2288

 

Media Advisory

New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission Holds Chess Tournament

WHAT:
Twenty-five juvenile residents from various JJC secure and residential facilities will compete in the JJC’s Invitational Chess Tournament. The JJC’s Office of Education coordinates the competition between JJC students from both secure and residential facilities. The teams competing in the Invitational Tournament have already participated in the JJC’s Allstate Tournament which was held last week.

In addition to teaching students the rules, offensive and defensive strategies of chess, the tournament focuses on good sportsmanship and resolving minor differences appropriately.

WHERE:

Female Secure Care and Intake Facility
West Burlington Street, Bordentown

WHEN:
Wednesday, June 20
11:00 a.m.

The Female Secure Care and Intake Facility is a secure facility. Attendees must RSVP to Sharon Lauchaire, Public Information Officer, at 609-292 2288 to confirm their attendance and to be placed on the visitors list.

New Jersey State law protects juveniles’ confidentiality. Consent will be obtained to allow certain juveniles to speak with members of the press, including the student speakers. Photographing all other juveniles is strictly prohibited.

Please note that visitors will be searched. Cell phones, pagers, cigarettes, etc. are prohibited. Photo ID is required.

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