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September | October 2012

Upcoming Events

Introduction to Juvenile Interview and Interrogation Techniques: November 14–15, 2012

International  Association of Chiefs of Police logo.OJJDP and the International Association of Chiefs of Police are sponsoring this free 2–day event in Norfolk, VA. The training session is designed to introduce newly assigned police officers (or those who have limited experience with youth) to the fundamental investigative skills, tactics, and procedures that result in an effective juvenile interview or interrogation. This course uses interactive exercises to develop skills in analyzing youth behavior, developing rapport, and understanding adolescent behavior. To register for this event, go to the conference Web site.

American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting: November 14–17, 2012

The American Society of Criminology's 2012 meeting, "Thinking About Context: Challenges for Crime and Justice," to be held in Chicago, IL, will offer a variety of sessions and roundtables on the measurement, etiology, consequences, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency. Topics to be covered include juvenile detention alternatives, race and juvenile justice, juvenile risk assessment instrumentation, innovations in schools and juvenile facilities, family violence and youthful violent offenders, bullying and offending, blueprints for gang prevention, dating violence, drug and alcohol use among students, outcomes of youth in the juvenile justice system, and the role of parents and the family in juvenile justice proceedings and outcomes. More information about the meeting, including the program, hotel arrangements, and registration, is available online.

27th National Training Institute: Leading Edge Early Childhood Science, Policy and Practice: November 28–December 1, 2012

ZERO TO THREE logo.The National Training Institute, to be held in Los Angeles, CA, is ZERO TO THREE's annual multidisciplinary training event for experienced early childhood professionals. The institute has been developed to meet the learning and networking needs of those working with infants and toddlers in child welfare, early childhood education, early intervention, mental health, parent education, and pediatrics. Registration is available online.

Global Youth Justice 6th International Training Institute: December 4–6, 2012

Global Youth Justice logo.Global Youth Justice will host "Establish/Enhance/Expand a Local Teen Court/Youth Court Diversion Program"on December 4–6 in Las Vegas, NV. Topics include training youth and adult volunteers, offering quality community services and programs, conducting mock family intake meetings, writing grants, identifying funding and resources, and more. Registration is available online.

14th Annual Ending Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Conference: December 5–7, 2012

Ending Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Conference logo.The Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs and the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association will cohost this conference, to be held in Lexington, KY. This event will focus on topics such as human trafficking; trauma-informed care; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning issues; primary prevention; marginalized communities; workplace safety; and children. Registration is available online.

National Juvenile Justice Mentoring Forum: January 23, 2013

National Juvenile  Justice Mentoring Forum announcement. In recognition of National Mentoring Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) will host a National Juvenile Justice Mentoring Forum in Washington, DC. The forum, "Mentoring Partners in Action: Successful Children and Safer Communities," will focus on building coalitions and sustaining successful mentoring programs that reduce juvenile delinquency, school dropout, and the incidence of disconnected youth. Leaders from government and from the corporate, nonprofit, and philanthropic sectors are expected to attend. For registration information, please contact BBBSA.

The forum will take place on the eve of the 2013 National Mentoring Summit in Washington, DC (see below for more information).

2013 National Mentoring Summit: January 24–25, 2013

National Mentoring Summit logo.MENTOR, along with OJJDP, the Corporation for National and Community Service, Harvard School of Public Health, and United Way, are organizing this summit, "Mentoring Works: Inspire. Achieve. Advocate." To be held in Washington, DC, the event will feature workshops on a range of topics, including best-practices programs, cutting-edge training tools and resources, innovations in financial sustainability and funding opportunities, and collaborative partnerships. The event will also include information on the latest trends and analysis on mentoring presented by the field's premier researchers. Registration is available online.

27th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment: January 28–31, 2013

The Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children's Hospital is hosting this conference, to be held in San Diego, CA. The conference is designed to develop and enhance professional skills and knowledge in the prevention, recognition, assessment, and treatment of all forms of maltreatment, including those related to family violence, as well as to enhance investigative and legal skills. Registration is available online.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America National Leadership Forum: February 4–7, 2013

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America logo. The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's National Leadership Forum will take place in Baltimore, MD. The forum brings together more than 2,500 participants representing community anti-drug coalitions from all regions of the country, government leaders, youth, addiction treatment professionals, researchers, educators, law enforcement professionals, and faith-based leaders. Registration is available online.

National Conference on Bullying: February 15–17, 2013

The School Safety Advocacy Council, the Florida Association of School Resource Officers, and Students Against Violence Everywhere are sponsoring this conference in Orlando, FL. Conference sessions will take an indepth look at the causation, prevention, and mitigation of bullying. Speakers will address topics that include using digital literacy to combat bullying, what the trends reveal, and cyberbullying. Registration is available online.

Judicial Institute: Family Law: February 24–27, 2013

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges logo.To be held in San Antonio, TX, this conference will feature a range of family law topics on challenging issues in divorce, custody and visitation, property distribution and finances, military service and families, and the role technology and social media play both in and out of the courtroom. The institute's goal is to provide the most current information and tools to family and domestic relations judges to improve case processing and outcomes for children, youth, families, victims, and the communities they work with. Registration is available online.