Gun Violence Symposium at Newtown

A symposium addressing “Perspectives on Guns and Violence” will be held at the Newtown site of Holy Family University on Saturday, April 6, from 9 am to 12:30 pm.

The special event will include perspectives from those who work in law, law enforcement, politics, as well as those who teach criminal justice at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The speakers will address the nature of gun violence, its extent, consequences, and prevention efforts. The program will be presented in the form of a town hall meeting and questions will be encouraged.

This program is ideal for those interested in law enforcement or considering a graduate or undergraduate degree in criminal justice.

The symposium is sponsored by the Graduate Program in Criminal Justice at Holy Family University. The Newtown site of Holy Family is located at One Campus Drive, Newtown. For more information, contact Dr. Leanne Owen, Chair of the Graduate Criminal Justice program, at

Holy Family University is a premier Catholic university offering nearly 40 undergraduate, graduate and accelerated degree programs. The University’s main campus is in Northeast Philadelphia, with additional locations in Bensalem and Newtown, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1954 by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth as a private, not-for-profit, faith-inspired community, Holy Family University propels graduates to purpose-driven, values-centered lives through outstanding academic programs, flexible delivery options, manifold experiential learning opportunities, supportive career development and deep personal connections. Visit