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OJJDP News @ a Glance

This issue highlights a symposium on identity-based bullying and hate crimes committed by youth, remarks by the Acting Administrator about expanding AMBER Alert in Indian country, and OJJDP’s commitment to youth impacted by the opioid epidemic.
Message From the Acting Administrator
Acting OJJDP Administrator Chyrl Jones

Upcoming Events

Child Sex Trafficking—From Suspicion to Disclosure: October 18, 2021

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The National Criminal Justice Training Center is offering a no-cost, virtual training to community corrections officers, law enforcement, prosecutors, social workers, Tribes/Tribal partners, and victim services providers. Topics will include techniques for obtaining information from possible victims of child sex trafficking, how to compare and contrast typical cases of child sexual abuse with cases of child sex trafficking, how child victims of sex trafficking enter the criminal justice and welfare system, and understanding the roles and responsibilities of different disciplines and how they can contribute to positive case outcomes. Registration information is available online.

The webinar will also be offered on December 21.

Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Team Members and Natural Incentives Webinar: October 19, 2021

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals host the quarterly Tune-In Tuesdays webinar series for juvenile drug treatment court practitioners. This interactive webinar will focus on the importance of sharing information and developing memorandums of understanding for collaborative work as a team. Registration information is available online.

Responding to an Unexplained Child Death Online: October 26, 2021

This no-cost, virtual training will delve into the roles of law enforcement, first responders, investigators, and child protective services when investigating the death of a child. Presented by the National Criminal Justice Training Center, the training will teach attendees how to define various causes of death. They will also learn how pediatric development relates to the identification of possible causes of death, expectations medical examiners have of investigators in child death cases, and legal requirements for investigators of child deaths. Registration information is available online.

The training will also be offered on November 9 and December 22.

Child Sex Trafficking Forensic Interview Training Online: November 2–4, 2021

The National Criminal Justice Training Center is offering this no-cost, virtual training to help attendees conduct developmentally appropriate forensic interviews with victims of child sex trafficking. Additional topics include victim-centered interview methodology, the use of technology, and the myriad crimes that traffickers commit. Registration information is available online.

The training will also be offered on November 1618.

Date Created: October 5, 2021