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Van Hollen Meets With Jackson County Leaders


BLACK RIVER FALLS - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen met today with law enforcement leaders, elected officials, community leaders, judges, and public safety officials from throughout Jackson County at a law enforcement roundtable hosted by State Representative Mark Radcliffe. 


Topics discussed at the roundtable included cuts to public safety in the state budget, concerns about early release of prisoners, Internet Crimes Against Children, lack of public defender funding and the Department of Corrections budget and spending.


 "I would like to extend a thank you to Representative Radcliffe for organizing this successful roundtable. Each county has public safety issues that specifically affect them. While many of these issues affect the entire state, it is important for me to understand how the Department of Justice can assist Jackson County," Van Hollen said. "Sharing information between the Department of Justice, the State Legislature, and local agencies helps law enforcement at every level."


 "I am grateful to all those local officials who participated," said Van Hollen. "Opening the lines of communication on these issues furthers the discussion about how government can improve its law enforcement and judicial responsibilities. These discussions help us in state government do a better job."