Role of the Sponsors
Since the first “Preventing Crime in the Black Community” conference, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has solicited cosponsors. The idea has always been to try to keep the fees and costs as low as possible to encourage participation by the community, and to offset some of those costs by cosponsors who contribute financial or in-kind resources to support various conference activities.
Cosponsors can be local, state, or federal government agencies. They can be private not-for-profit organizations such as the Urban League, and the National Crime Prevention Council.
Co sponsors can also be for profit businesses or corporations such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield or Target. Before businesses and corporations can be approved as cosponsors they must be reviewed by the OAG to ensure that they are appropriate sponsors and that the OAG is not engaged in active Litigation with them.