September | October 2018

Upcoming Events

Medical Training Academy and Legal Training Academy: November 13–15, 2018

Southern Regional Children’s Advocacy Center logoTo be held in Huntsville, AL, these two concurrent trainings are designed to provide an overview of the medical and legal aspects of child sex abuse cases. The trainings are hosted by the OJJDP-supported Southern Regional Children’s Advocacy Center. Topics covered in the medical track include child development and sexual maturity, documentation of cases, and human trafficking. Topics covered in the legal track include building a strong case, forensic interviewing, and legal ethics. The two tracks will occasionally be combined for joint sessions. Registration information is available online.

Title II Formula Grants Training: November 27–30, 2018

OJJDP will hold a Title II Formula Grants training for juvenile justice specialists, compliance monitors, and DMC coordinators in Baltimore, MD. The conference will include a training for new juvenile justice specialists; presentations on the basics of compliance monitoring and effective strategies for overcoming common obstacles in monitoring; an overview of recent Title II Formula Grant federal policy and procedure changes; and updates on the fiscal year 2019 Title II application process as well as OJJDP’s new approach to DMC. For more information, contact OJJDP.

Criminal Connections: Child Pornography and Child Sexual Abuse: December 4–5, 2018

Many offenders who sexually abuse children also possess child pornography. In 2012, more than 80 percent of men arrested for child sexual abuse were in possession of child pornography. During this training, sponsored by the National Criminal Justice Training Center, participants will learn about the additional trauma victims experience when child pornography is involved. To be held in Santa Rosa, CA, the training will explore investigative strategies that address the relationship between child sexual abuse and child pornography to supplement an investigation and corroborate victim statements. In addition, participants will learn about the most effective tools and resources to investigate sexual abuse cases and produce the most comprehensive case outcomes. Registration information is available online.

Blueprint for System Change: The American Indian Collaborative: December 6, 2018

Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center logo Sponsored by the Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center, this webinar will discuss how Children's Minnesota has collaborated with the American Indian community to build meaningful relationships that foster community-generated strategies to promote children’s health and well-being. Children’s Minnesota is one of the largest freestanding pediatric health systems in the United States. In addition, it is the only health system and Level I Trauma Center in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children from before birth through young adulthood. Registration information is available online.

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2018 Florida ICAC Training Symposium: December 10–12, 2018

The Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces, along with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Child Abduction Response Team, and Offender Registration and Enforcement will host this 3-day conference in Orlando, FL. The symposium aims to expand the efforts and knowledge base of law enforcement investigators and prosecutors by providing highly specialized training focused on investigating and prosecuting technology-facilitated crimes against children. Registration information is available online.

The Internet of Things (IoT): Understanding and Using IoT To Prove Your Case: December 20, 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to physical devices (e.g., cell phones, security systems, car trackers) that are able to connect to the Internet to send and receive signals and data. Cosponsored by OJJDP and the Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center, this webinar will increase understanding of what devices are IoT capable and potentially what information may be recoverable to assist in investigations, prosecutions, or adjudications. Participants will learn about devices that are currently classified as part of IoT, emerging IoT technology, and ways to detect what may be contained in IoT devices. Issues of search and seizure for these devices will also be discussed. Registration information is available online.

Child Homicide Investigations: January 26–27, 2019

The National Criminal Justice Training Center will hold this training in San Diego, CA. The training will focus on understanding and building relationships between forensic pathologists, homicide investigators, and prosecutors to successfully investigate and prosecute child homicide cases. Prosecutors as well as court system, law enforcement, social work, and victim service professionals would benefit from the training. Registration information is available online.

National Mentoring Summit: January 30–February 1, 2019

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership LogoThe ninth annual National Mentoring Summit will take place in Washington, DC. Organized by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and supported by OJJDP, the summit will feature more than 80 workshops that showcase exemplary program models, collaborations, research, and innovations that have positive implications for strengthening the mentoring field. The summit is the only national convening of youth mentoring professionals, researchers, philanthropic investors, and government and civic leaders that is designed to strengthen and expand quality mentoring relationships for young people across the country. OJJDP hosts an annual grantee meeting prior to the summit to train new grantees on federal grants management requirements and the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring. Registration information is available online.