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OJJDP News @ a Glance

This issue highlights OJJDP’s commemoration of Youth Justice Action Month, youth involvement in OJJDP’s Youth Hate Crimes & Identity-Based Bullying Initiative, and the Office’s support of efforts to prevent and respond to violence by youth.
Message From the Administrator: Taking Action To Protect Our Kids
OJJDP Administrator Liz Ryan - OJJDP News @ a Glance, May 2022

Upcoming Events

Response to At-Risk Missing and High-Risk Endangered Missing Children: December 8, 2022

The National Criminal Justice Training Center will hold this classroom training in Weldon Springs, MO. Presenters will explore how to develop a collaborative response to children at risk for going missing. They will discuss how a missing child’s path to becoming a victim of exploitation intersects with the child protection, law enforcement, and juvenile justice systems. Attendees will examine the complex, layered exploitation these victims endure and how exploiters capitalize on this victimization, and they will learn how to identify opportunities for prevention and engagement within the child protection, law enforcement, and juvenile justice systems. Registration information is available online.

Conducting Unexplained Child Death Investigations: December 13–16, 2022

This free training by the National Criminal Justice Training Center will take place in Birmingham, AL. Attendees will learn how to use evidence to support the proper conclusion of cases involving the death of a child. Sessions will teach best practices and tips, with discussions about possible causes of death, investigative steps for first responders when collecting evidence, tips for conducting witness and suspect interviews, and legal issues for prosecution. This training is designed for law enforcement professionals, prosecutors, those working in the child protective services field, and other child-serving professionals. 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 dozens of competitively selected workshops highlighting successful program models, collaborations, research, and innovations. Registration information is available online.

Date Created: October 6, 2022