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Aruba to host crime reduction and prevention conference next month
Published on April 25, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- This year the Mind Your Eye conference team in cooperation with Drug Policy Alliance will organize its fourth annual International Mind Your Eye conference in Aruba. The conference is scheduled to be held on May 31, 2014, at the Holiday Inn Resort, Aruba.

Major Neill Franklin
HW Training & Development Associates has been very successful in organizing the annual Mind Your Eye international conference about crime reduction and crime prevention for the private sector as well as government departments. The organizing team of the Mind Your Eye conference has succeeded in attracting powerful international and local speakers in the past years.

This year the Mind Your Eye Conference will focus on:

The impact the drug problem has on your business and your country (we can see the daily drug problem on the street) and an alternative view to deal with the drug problem. For those interested in promoting a more rational input in their business or in the government this conference will be an important instrument.

The international guest speakers for this year’s Mind Your Eye conference are Major Neill Franklin who is executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), an international organization made up of current and former members of the law enforcement and criminal justice communities who are speaking out about the failures of our existing drug policies. Major Franklin is a 34-year veteran of the Maryland state police and Baltimore police department.

Dr Ethan Nadelmann is the founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, a New York City-based nonprofit organization working to end the War on Drugs. He holds a BA, GD, a PhD from Harvard University, and a master ’s degree in international relations from the London School of Economics. He taught politics and public affairs at Princeton University.

Pien Metaal
Pien Metaal, MA, is a researcher at TNI, Trans National Institute, a worldwide fellowship of scholar activists based in Amsterdam. She holds a Master of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Amsterdam. She currently coordinates the Latin America project of the TNI’s Drugs and Democracy programme.

Dr Marsha Rosenbaum received her doctorate in medical sociology at the University of California, San Francisco, in 1979.From 1977 to 1995 she was principal investigator at the National Institute on Drug Abuse and later director of Drug Policy Alliance in San Francisco. She has published numerous books, booklets and articles. She is a long time government-funded drug researcher who then became a leading expert and proponent of a reality-based approach to teens and drugs. Her "Safety First" booklet has been translated into over a dozen languages and won the endorsement of the California Parents-Teachers Association (PTA). She has spoken to hundreds of audiences around the US and abroad about teenagers and drugs.

Dr Marsha Rosenbaum
Mind Your Eye Conference 2014 will convene government officials, business leaders, physicians, policymakers, lawyers, economists, social workers, security managers, human resources managers, police and judicial system profesionals.

For more information about the conference, visit
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