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OJJDP News @ a Glance

This issue highlights OJJDP funding for fiscal year 2021, participation by OJP Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Amy L. Solomon and OJJDP grantees at the National Mentoring Summit, and tips for effective Child Abduction Response Teams.
Message From the Acting Administrator
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Upcoming Events

National Summit on Youth Homelessness and Hill Day: March 2–3, 2022

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The National Network for Youth will hold its annual National Summit and Hill Day in Washington, DC. This in-person and virtual event focuses on how government agencies, policymakers, young leaders, service providers, and others can collaborate to address youth homelessness. Presenters will discuss practices, resources, and strategies relevant to those working to address youth homelessness. Registration information is available online.

National Conference on Juvenile Justice: March 13–16, 2022

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The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges is sponsoring this conference, to be held in Pittsburgh, PA. It is open to judges, probation officers, detention facility employees, and other juvenile justice stakeholders. The conference will feature training tracks on family law, juvenile justice, child welfare, and family violence. Registration information is available online.

38th International Symposium on Child Abuse: March 21–24, 2022

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Hosted by the National Children’s Advocacy Center, this virtual symposium will provide training and networking opportunities for professionals working to address child maltreatment. The event will offer tracks on a range of topics, including child protective services, forensic interviewing, human trafficking and sexual exploitation, law enforcement, victim advocacy, and maltreatment prevention. Registration information is available online.

40th Annual Protecting Our Children Conference: April 3–6, 2022

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The National Indian Child Welfare Association will host its annual conference on American Indian and Alaska Native child advocacy issues. The conference will take place in Orlando, FL, and online. Keynote speakers will include federal officials and youth with lived experience in child welfare systems. Presenters will offer successful strategies for developing effective services, highlight innovative delivery practices for child welfare and children’s mental health services, and showcase strategies to involve youth and families when developing services and policies that lead to systems change. Registration information is available online

Date Created: February 2, 2022