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OJJDP News @ a Glance

This issue highlights Second Chance Month; OJJDP’s support of services for youth transitioning from incarceration back to their communities and of programs mitigating youth risk for violence; and remarks by Administrator Liz Ryan at several events.
Message From the Administrator: Justice-Involved Youth Deserve a Second Chance
OJJDP Administrator Liz Ryan - News @ a Glance

Upcoming Events

Protecting Children in a Digital Age: April 27, 2023

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This daylong virtual seminar hosted by the National Criminal Justice Training Center will introduce the types of technology youth use today—including devices and apps—and the role it plays in their lives. Discussion will focus on a proactive approach to digital safety that includes communication, setting guidelines, and training in digital citizenship. Registration information is available online.

Multidisciplinary Team Facilitator Peer Forum: May 2, 2023

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OJJDP’s Regional Children’s Advocacy Centers sponsor no-cost, virtual forums for multidisciplinary team facilitators from children’s advocacy centers nationwide. Attendees review a topic related to team facilitation, break into small groups for discussion and resource sharing, then join a question-and-answer session with regional staff. Only child abuse professionals who serve as a multidisciplinary team facilitator for a children’s advocacy center may participate. Forums are held quarterly; the next one will take place on August 2. Registration information is available online.

Child Homicide Investigations: May 22–23, 2023

The National Criminal Justice Training Center will hold this training in Little Rock, AR. Sessions will emphasize relationship building between forensic pathologists, homicide investigators, and prosecutors to successfully investigate and prosecute child homicide cases. Topics include interview and interrogation techniques, the urgency of determining the cause and manner of death, autopsy protocols, forensic essentials, and how to develop a suspect pool. Registration information is available online.

National Association of Drug Court Professionals Annual Conference: June 26–29, 2023

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The National Association of Drug Court Professionals will hold its annual conference, RISE23, in Houston, TX. It is the only national conference designed specifically for treatment court professionals, including public health and safety leaders working to expand treatment for people with substance use and mental health disorders. Attendees will have access to educational workshops, networking events, and other opportunities for interaction. Registration information is available online.

 Forensic Interviewing of Children Training: July 10–13, 2023

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The National Children’s Advocacy Center will offer an in-person training in Huntsville, AL, for professionals who conduct forensic interviews of children. Presenters will introduce evidence-based literature supporting the National Children’s Advocacy Center’s structure for such interviews. Other topics include the dynamics of abuse, child development, memory and suggestibility, forensic conversations, preinterview planning, and courtroom testimony. Participants are expected to complete 6 hours of prework prior to the first day of training. Registration information is available online.

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Conference: July 16–19, 2023

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges will host its 86th annual conference in Baltimore, MD. Plenary sessions will be augmented by training tracks on family law, youth justice, child welfare, and family violence. Other sessions will highlight innovative solutions to pressing issues and practitioner self-care. Designed for professionals in a wide range of disciplines, the conference is open to stakeholders seeking to improve the juvenile justice, family justice, and child welfare systems. Registration information is available online.

National Organization of Parents Of Murdered Children Conference: July 20–23, 2023

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The National Organization of Parents Of Murdered Children will hold its 37th annual conference in Atlanta, GA. The event brings together survivors who have lost loved ones to murder, offering a supportive atmosphere among people who understand. Workshop topics include traumatic grief, the judicial and investigative processes, and cold cases. There will also be workshops for professionals who support survivors. A “comfort room” will be available for attendees who need a break from the activities. Registration information is available online.

Date Created: April 5, 2023