The 2020 National Conference will explore gaps in services, discover new and improved practices, share cutting edge research, and motivate participants to explore positive case outcomes for youth involved in the delinquency system. The conference will be virtual.
Administrator Harp and OJJDP staff will be participating in the virtual conference. Administrator Harp will provide a pre-recorded video on session entitled: National Juvenile Recidivism Measurement System. Deputy Administrator Jones will introduce the session entitled: Using High Quality Therapeutic Family Time to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families. William (Alex) Sarrano will provide opening remarks during the session entitled: Child Sex Trafficking Indicators and Responses for Judicial Officials.
Some of the featured conference topics will include: alternatives to detention, trauma-informed justice, cross-over youth, deep-end youth, teen dating violence, ending solitary confinement, domestic sex trafficking of minors, anti-shackling alternatives, racial and ethnic disparity, school pathways to the justice system, brain science, child development, mental health, juvenile and family treatment drug courts, LGBTQ issues in the juvenile justice system, and unaccompanied minors in immigration.