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OJJDP's Teleconference Series

This video is a compilation of three teleconferences held by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention as part of its teleconference series that ran from 1993 to the mid-2000s. During that time, the Office held more than 25 video conferences before an audience of more than 275,000 viewers.

Slideshow - Conditions of Confinement in Juvenile Detention and Corrections Teleconference - 1993

In 1993, OJJDP held its first video teleconference "Conditions of Confinement in Juvenile Detention and Corrections." The study was commissioned by OJJDP in response to the 1988 Amendments to the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Read a fact sheet about the study. 

Slideshow - Attorney General Janet Reno - 1993 OJJDP Conditions of Confinement teleconference

Attorney General Janet Reno opened the Conditions of Confinement teleconference with a speech about the significance of OJJDP's study and its findings. "This study puts an exclamation point on the obvious conclusion—that America must take better of its children once they get into trouble; that we cannot afford to abandon them there; that we cannot afford to diminish our efforts in terms of providing confinement that supports the child rather than further diminishes their condition," Attorney General Reno said. 

Slideshow - 1993 - Conditions of Confinement: A Study to Evaluate the Conditions in Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facilities, Executive Summary

In 1993, the OJJDP released the results of the national survey of all 984 public and private juvenile detention centers, reception centers, training schools, ranches, camps, and farms. It was considered at the time the most comprehensive nationwide research ever conducted on the juvenile detention and corrections field. Learn More

Slideshow - Barbara Allen-Hagen, OJJDP Grant Project Manager and Project Monitor for the Conditions of Confinement study

Barbara Allen-Hagen, OJJDP Grant Project Manager and Project Monitor for the Conditions of Confinement study, discussed insights from the study and takeaways. The Conditions of Confinement video teleconference had 41 states represented, with 141 sites participating and an estimated 5,000 participants.

Slideshow - Mentoring for Youth in Schools and Communities Teleconference Panel - 1997

OJJDP's Mentoring for Youth in Schools and Communities video teleconference explained the rationale, principles, and results of successful mentoring programs for children at risk and presented profiles of three effective mentoring programs for children and youth. View teleconference information packet.

Slideshow - Shay Bilchik, OJJDP Administrator - 1997

OJJDP Administrator Shay Bilchik participated in the Mentoring for Youth in Schools and Communities video teleconference and answered questions from participants who called in.

Slideshow - Mentoring Program in Phoenix, AZ - 1997

This video teleconference highlighted three mentoring programs, including the Valley Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Phoenix, AZ.

Slideshow - Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Meeting - Dec. 2, 2005

The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention met on December 2, 2005 in New York. Second from right, J. Robert Flores, OJJDP Administrator and Vice Chair of the Coordinating Council. View meeting details.

Slideshow - First Lady Laura Bush - 2006 Conference

First Lady Laura Bush was the featured speaker during the opening ceremony of the conference, "Building on Success: Providing Today's Youth With Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow."

Slideshow - OJJDP Administrator J. Robert Flores - 2006 Conference

J. Robert Flores, OJJDP Administrator and Vice Chair of the Coordinating Council, provided closing remarks on the conference's final day.

Slideshow - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales - 2006 Conference

Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales spoke at the national conference held January 9–13, 2006, in Washington, DC. 

Slideshow - AMBER Alert Awareness Day - 2006

Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Regina Schofield and Attorney General Gonzales present plaque to Donna Norris, Amber Hagerman’s mother, at the AMBER Alert Awareness Day Ceremony held on January 13, 2006.

Slideshow - Assistant Attorney General Regina Schofield - 2006 Conference

Assistant Attorney General Regina Schofield speaking at AMBER Alert Awareness Day Ceremony on January 13, 2006. 

Slideshow - National Missing Children's Day Ceremony - May 25, 2006

At the 23rd annual commemoration of National Missing Children's Day on May 25, 2006, Postmaster General John E. Potter announced the issuance of the AMBER Alert Awareness stamp. Learn more details.

Slideshow - Attorney General Gonzales, with Michelle Collins of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - August 2006

Attorney General Gonzales, with Michelle Collins of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, viewed a demonstration of the new Child Victim Identification Lab at the 18th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference held August 21–24, 2006 in Dallas, TX. Read story.

 

Slideshow - Ron Laney, Associate Administrator of JJ and the Director of its Child Protection Division - August 2006

On August 21, 2006 at the Crimes Against Children Conference, Ron Laney, Associate Administrator of JJ and the Director of its Child Protection Division, accepts an award from Office of Justice Programs Assistant Attorney General Schofield and Attorney General Gonzales. Learn more

Slideshow - Child Victim Identification Lab - August 2006

The 2006 Crimes Against Children Conference marked the debut of the Child Victim Identification Lab. The lab was developed as a collaborative effort by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces. Read story.

Slideshow - Attorney General’s Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative - 2006

On February 15, 2006, Attorney General Gonzales launched the Department of Justice's initiative to combat gang violence, under its Project Safe Neighborhoods. 

Slideshow - OJJDP National Conference for Children's Justice and Safety: Unite, Build, Lead - October 2011

The "OJJDP National Conference for Children's Justice and Safety: Unite, Build, Lead" was held from October 12–14, 2011. It featured 7 plenaries, 330 speakers, and more than 65 workshops and sessions. Read story.

Slideshow - Dr. Jill Biden - 2011 OJJDP Conference

In highlighting the $20 million mentoring partnership between the U.S. Departments of Justice and Defense, Dr. Jill Biden called on all Americans to contribute time and resources to support military families. Read story.

Slideshow - Attorney General Eric Holder - 2011 OJJDP Conference

Attorney General Eric Holder underscored the importance of helping children of military service members develop resiliency skills. Read story.

Slideshow - Joe Torre - 2011 OJJDP Conference

Speaking at the National Conference about his new role as co-chairman of the Attorney General's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence, Joe Torre said, "We'll continue to make strides to address this terrible public health issue, and when it's all said and done, we'll save a lot of lives." Read story.

Slideshow - National Law Enforcement Training on Child Exploitation - 2012

On April 17–19, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice's Project Safe Childhood Initiative and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program hosted the National Law Enforcement Training on Child Exploitation in Atlanta, GA. Read story.

Slideshow - National Law Enforcement Training on Child Exploitation - 2012

OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee, left, with Attorney General Holder, who delivered remarks on the first day of the training.

Slideshow - Public service announcement "That's My People" - 2012 National Intertribal Youth Summit

At the 2012 National Intertribal Youth Summit that was held from July 28–August 2, 2012, youth watched the public service announcement (PSA) that youth created at the previous year's summit in Santa Fe, NM. The PSA is entitled "That's My People." 

Slideshow - Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Mary Lou Leary, and OJJDP Acting Administrator Melodee Hanes - 2012 National Intertribal Youth Summit

From left to right, Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Mary Lou Leary, and OJJDP Acting Administrator Melodee Hanes at the 2012 National Intertribal Youth Summit.

 

Slideshow - Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) meeting - October 19-20, 2015

The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) held an in-person meeting on October 19–20, 2015. Jim Moeser, Acting Chair, presided. View details about the meeting

Slideshow - OJJDP Administrator Listenbee - 2015 Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice meeting

OJJDP Administrator Listenbee, second from left, shared the Office's vision and priorities, and he highlighted elements that are core to OJJDP's mission and inform and support its work. 

Slideshow - The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice - September 2016

The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice at its annual meeting from September 29-30, 2016. Full meeting details

Slideshow - Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) Meeting - September 2016

Eileen Garry, OJJDP Deputy Administrator (third from left), and Chyrl Jones, OJJDP Deputy Administrator (second from left), offered welcome remarks. Jeff Slowikowski (fourth from left), Designated Federal Official, provided staff support for the meeting. Meeting details.

Slideshow - Luis C. deBaca, Director, Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) - 2016 FACJJ Meeting

At the September FACJJ meeting, Luis C. deBaca, Director, Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART), OJP and SMART Office staff members presented an overview on juvenile registration.

Slideshow - OJJDP Community-Based Approach to Juvenile Justice - October 12, 2016

On October 21, 2016, juvenile justice experts and government officials gathered at the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs to discuss community-based models for reducing recidivism and promoting positive development for justice-involved youth. Read story.

Slideshow - Karol V. Mason - Community-Based Approach to Juvenile Justice - October 12, 2016

The event, held in Washington, DC, featured remarks by Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Justice Programs Karol V. Mason. Read story.

Slideshow - Panelists - OJJDP Community-Based Approach to Juvenile Justice - October 12, 2016

Panelists: Da'Quon Beaver, RISE for Youth; Phyllis Becker, Director, Missouri Division of Youth Services; Kristin Henning, Director of Georgetown University’s Juvenile Justice Clinic. Presenters: Karl Racine, Attorney General, District of Columbia; Liz Ryan, President and CEO, Youth First; Tracey Wells-Huggins, Associate Director, Justice for Families; Jennifer Woolard, Associate Professor of psychology at Georgetown University. Read story.

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Date Created: January 24, 2024