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July | August 2012

Upcoming Events

Family Drug Courts: A National Symposium To Improve Family Recovery, Safety, and Stability: September 5–6, 2012

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in collaboration with OJJDP, is hosting a free symposium for family drug court professionals. To be held in Anaheim, CA, the symposium will feature workshops on a range of topics, including specialized services for substance-abuse-exposed infants and their families; gender-specific, culturally competent, and family-focused services; program design and models; and research, data collection, and program evaluation. Registration is available online.

2012 National Center for Victims of Crime Conference: September 19–21, 2012

2012 National Center for  Victims of Crime Conference: September 19–21, 2012Experts will lead nearly 80 information and skill-building sessions at this conference, co-hosted by the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault and the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Session topics include assessing and addressing sex trafficking of minors in a local context, responding to foreign child victims of human trafficking, and incorporating victim voices into research. Registration for the event, which will be held in New Orleans, LA, is available online.

119th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Expo: September 29–October 3, 2012

To be held in San Diego, CA, this conference brings together police leadership from around the world to discuss current trends and challenges in law enforcement and to share lessons learned in more than 200 educational sessions. Topics include Child Abductions: Developing an Appropriate Response, Smaller Agencies and Stolen Guns: What ATF Can Do for You, Local Lockups and Their Liabilities, What Every Officer and Department Needs for Dealing With Youth, and more (see conference schedule). More than 800 companies will showcase products and technology designed specifically for law enforcement at the expo. To register for this event, go to the conference Web site.

National Conference for America's Children: October 12–15, 2012

National Conference for America's ChildrenSponsored by Prevent Child Abuse America, this event will include sessions on healthy child development; child abuse prevention; messaging, marketing, and corporate responsibility; advancing public policy; and what's working and what we are learning. The event will be held in Jacksonville, FL. Registration is available online.

18th National Symposium on Juvenile Services: October 14–18, 2012

The National Partnership for Juvenile Services will host a national symposium with the theme, "Merging Juvenile Justice and Youth Development: Responding to the Changing Needs of the Field." The conference, to be held in Las Vegas, NV, will feature trainings, focus groups, and policy discussions on a range of topics, including juvenile detention and corrections, education of youth in confinement, community-based and residential care, presentation skills and training techniques, mental health issues in juvenile justice, and health care issues in managing juvenile populations. Registration is available online.

9th Annual National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children Conference: October 23–25, 2012

9th Annual  National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children ConferenceSponsored by the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children in collaboration with the Iowa Alliance, the event will promote effective multidisciplinary efforts to identify, rescue, and provide services for children and families affected by drug trafficking and substance use disorders. Attendees will include child welfare providers, substance abuse treatment providers, juvenile and family court judges and attorneys, law enforcement professionals, prosecutors, probation officers, prevention specialists, representatives of maternal and child health agencies, physicians, nurses, researchers, and mental health providers. The conference will take place in Des Moines, IA. Registration is available online.

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, the social and situational dynamics of urban crime, 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.

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

Global Youth Justice logoGlobal 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.