Posted May 31, 2011
Justice Department Meets “The Wire”: Attorney General Eric Holder, left, was joined by three stars from HBO’s poignant drama “The Wire” in Washington, D.C., at the Justice Department, during a panel discussion to launch a new public awareness campaign, addressing the challenges faced by children and families affected by drug abuse and its tragic toll on children and families.
The three actors – Wendell Pierce, second from left, Sonja Sohn, second from right, and Jim True-Frost, right – starred in the “The Wire”, which was set in Baltimore and depicted the effects of the drug scene through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.
“Protecting youth from exposure to drug abuse is a key priority for this department, and we are unwavering in our commitment to raising awareness about this vital mission and continuing our efforts to assist the most vulnerable victims of the illicit drug industry,” Holder said.
Last year, the Justice Department established the Drug Endangered Children Task Force to help the millions of children living in drug environments.