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OJJDP News @ a Glance

The July/August issue highlights OJJDP’s tribal consultation, a youth peer guide in Indian country, interventions for children with sexual behavior problems, and the training of juvenile prosecutors.
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Upcoming Events

Please be advised that many agencies and organizations are in the process of rescheduling in-person training and technical assistance events in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Check their websites for updated information.

2020 IACP Virtual Conference and Exposition: October 17–20, 2020

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Thousands of public safety professionals attend the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Exposition each year to learn new techniques, advance their knowledge, network with their peers, and equip their departments for ongoing success. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's conference and exposition will be virtual. Registration information is available online.

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Sexual Offenses: Mind and Motivation:
October 26–27, 2020


This virtual training will offer an introduction into the mindset of those who commit sexually motivated crimes. Attendees will learn about sex offender typologies and patterns of behavior. The training will explore the relationship between paraphilia (e.g., exhibitionism, voyeurism, and fetishism) and criminal acts. Participants will discuss actual case examples to gain insight into offenders' methods. The training is offered by the National Criminal Justice Training Center. Registration information is available online.

Victim Advocacy Training: October 26–29, 2020

This virtual training, offered by the National Children's Advocacy Center, is designed for victim advocates who work with children and families in a children's advocacy center setting. The training will include foundational sessions on the criminal justice system, the dynamics of child abuse, crisis development and resolution, effective listening techniques, the impact of trauma on a child, the rights of crime victims, and intervention strategies. Registration information is available online.

National Conference on Juvenile Justice: November 8–11, 2020

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National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Presented by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, this conference will share evidence-based practices and cutting-edge research in a range of topic areas, including alternatives to detention, crossover youth, deep-end youth, domestic sex trafficking of minors, racial and ethnic disparities, school pathways to the justice system, and juvenile and family drug courts. The conference will be held in Pittsburgh, PA. Registration information is available online.

Initial Response Strategies and Tactics When Responding to Missing Children Incidents: November 16, 2020

This no-cost training will provide first responders with comprehensive information about the investigative activities that occur during an endangered missing or child abduction investigation and the impact of first responders' actions on the short- and long-term response of law enforcement. Offered by the National Criminal Justice Training Center, the course will examine the critical steps for first responders. It will also discuss initial supervisory and investigative responses and best-practice strategies for search and canvass operations. The training will be held in Freehold, NJ. Registration information is available online.

Multidisciplinary Team Response to Child Sex Trafficking: November 16–19, 2020

This no-cost training, offered by the National Criminal Justice Training Center, will improve multidisciplinary team responses to child sex trafficking cases and help those who want to establish a formal multidisciplinary team in their community to effectively respond to child sex trafficking. Subject matter experts will work with teams to identify gaps and develop short- and long-term response plans. The training will be held in Denver, CO. Registration information is available online. 

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Forensic Interviewing of Children:
December 7–11, 2020

Presented by the National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC), this training is intended for professionals with less than 2 years of experience conducting forensic interviews of children, experienced child abuse professionals seeking to sharpen existing skills, and professionals who want to learn about the current NCAC Child Forensic Interview Structure. The course will be held in Huntsville, AL. Registration information is available online

Date Created: August 18, 2020