...in which middle school students write about the impact of violence on their lives and are encouraged to make personal commitments to help eliminate violence. Teachers also lead students in classroom discussions about violence and its resolutions.
The Pittsburgh DtWT was establish in 2007 by the Family Court Division of Allegheny County at the behest of then, Administrative Judge Kim Berkeley Clark. Judge Clark appointed Judge Dwayne D. Woodruff and wife, Joy Maxberry Woodruff to establish and chair the Pittsburgh program.
Annually, a DtWT Dinner Celebration is held to honor the top student writers from each school, with one girl and one boy chosen as Pittsburgh “National Ambassadors” on the basis of their writing content and interview with Judges. The 'Ambassadors are honored at the DtWT National Recognition Week in Washington, DC, where they meet with national leaders and discuss youth violence issues. A book of the writings of each city’s Ambassadors is inducted in United States Library of Congress.
PITTSBURGH DtWT National Campaign to Stop Violence
Court of Common Pleas 2021 Massachusetts Ave,
440 Ross St., Rm. 5065 Washington, DC 20036
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 1 800 256-0235
1 412 350-6281
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