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OJJDP News @ a Glance

This issue highlights OJJDP’s fiscal year 2022 grants, the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, National Native American Heritage Month, the role mentoring plays in Indigenous cultures, and a summer camp for Native youth.
Message From the Administrator: Funding Programs That Value All Children
OJJDP Administrator Liz Ryan - OJJDP News @ a Glance, May 2022

Upcoming Events

Implementing Community Based Violence Intervention Strategies: December 14, 2022 and January 11, 2023

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The Implementing Community Based Violence Intervention Strategies webinar series, sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, covers a range of issues important to successfully implementing community violence intervention (CVI) strategies using the CVI Checklist as a framework. Two webinars remain in the series: Promoting CVI Success: Meaningful Measures and Effective Communication, which will be held December 14, 2022, and Sustaining the CVI Ecosystem: Sources of Funding for CVI Strategies, which will be held January 11, 2023. Registration information is available online.

National Mentoring Summit: January 25–27, 2023

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The 13th annual National Mentoring Summit, sponsored by MENTOR, will be held as an in-person event in Washington, DC, and will also include a virtual component. The summit provides an opportunity for practitioners, researchers, philanthropic investors, and government, civic, and youth leaders to advance a collective mentoring agenda, strengthen programs and practices, and collaborate to support positive youth development. It will feature plenary sessions and workshops highlighting successful program models, collaborations, research, and innovations. Registration information is available online.

Multidisciplinary Team Facilitator Peer Forum: February 6, 2023

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This forum, sponsored by OJJDP’s Regional Children's Advocacy Centers, allows multidisciplinary team facilitators to connect with peers across the country. The session will review a topic related to multidisciplinary team facilitation and include Zoom breakout rooms for smaller group discussions and resource sharing, and a question-and-answer session with regional staff. Forums are held quarterly and are open to individuals with a primary or shared responsibility for facilitating the success of multidisciplinary teams at a children’s advocacy center. Only child abuse professionals who serve in the role of a multidisciplinary team facilitator for a children's advocacy center are eligible to participate. Registration information is available online.

Community Approaches to Sex Offender Management: February 6–7, 2023

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This virtual training, sponsored by the National Criminal Justice Training Center, provides an overview of how law enforcement and the community at large can combat recidivism and sexual violence by sex offenders. It covers sex offender registration and community notification, historical information on sex offender legislation, and case law. Other topics include sex offender profiles, how to incorporate a victim-centered approach, and treatment and supervision plans. The training is designed for community corrections officers, law enforcement, prosecutors, social workers, Tribes and Tribal partners, and victim service providers. Registration information is available online.

2023 National Conference on Juvenile Justice: March 19–22, 2023

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The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges will host the National Conference on Juvenile Justice in Dallas, TX. The conference will include plenary sessions with topic-specific training tracks on family law, juvenile justice, child welfare, and family violence. The conference is open to judges, probation officers, detention facility employees, and other juvenile justice stakeholders. Registration information is available online.

Date Created: December 8, 2022