Jeffrey T. Wennar has been practicing law since 1979. He began his legal career as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Prince George’s County, Maryland. In August 2001 he joined the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office as the Gang Prosecutor. Mr. Wennar brought an expertise in gangs, and especially gangs in Maryland, to this position. In 1993 Governor Schaefer appointed Mr. Wennar to the Governor’s Executive Advisory Council requesting him to study gangs in Maryland. As a result of that study, the Governor was presented with, “A Report on Gang Violence in Maryland,” written by Mr. Wennar and other members of the study group. Mr. Wennar has taught at police academies throughout Maryland and Virginia and has participated in numerous gang awareness presentations on behalf of the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions and on behalf of the Maryland State Police. Mr. Wennar has lectured to many legal, civic and educational groups. He has also lectured throughout the United States on Community/Gang Prosecution. Mr. Wennar writes and is a published author on gang and gang related issues. He has participated in writing the national legal considerations curriculum on behalf of the Bureau of Justice Assistance for both Basic and Advanced Training for Street Gang Investigators. Mr. Wennar is currently an Adjunct Professor at American University. While at American University Mr. Wennar developed and taught the course Gangs and Gang Violence in America. Mr. Wennar is also an Adjunct Professor at Washington College of Law where he developed and teaches an advanced trial advocacy class focusing on prosecuting the gang homicide.
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