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January | February 2016

Upcoming Events

National Conference on Juvenile Justice: March 20–23, 2016

To be held in Las Vegas, NV, this conference, hosted by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, will feature information, programs, and current research of interest to juvenile justice practitioners. Topics will include alternatives to detention, trauma-informed justice, cross-over youth, dating violence, ending solitary confinement, disproportionate minority contact, LGBTQ issues in the juvenile justice system, sex trafficking of minors, juvenile drug courts, and runaways, and the Interstate Compact for Juveniles. Registration information is available online.

Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting: March 31–April 2, 2016

The Society for Research on Adolescence will hold its biennial meeting in Baltimore, MD, this spring. National Institute of Justice Director Nancy Rodriguez will deliver the keynote speech. Registration information is available online.NICWA logo

34th Annual Protecting Our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect: April 3–6, 2016

To be held in St. Paul, MN, workshop tracks to be offered at this conference include Data and Research; Child Welfare, Foster Care, and Adoption Services; Children’s Mental Health; Youth and Family Involvement; and Legal Affairs and Advocacy. Registration information is available online.

National Children’s Advocacy Center32nd International Symposium on Child Abuse: April 4–7, 2016

The National Children’s Advocacy Center will host its annual symposium in Huntsville, AL. Sessions will address topics such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, exposure to violence, polyvictimization, exploitation, intervention, trafficking, and prevention. Registration information is available online.

16th Annual International Family Justice Conference: April 12–14, 2016

The Family Justice Center Alliance will host its annual conference in San Diego, CA. This event includes training and interactive peer-to-peer discussions on issues related to the handling of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse, and stalking cases with a special focus on law enforcement response, criminal prosecution, civil legal assistance, and advocacy. The Alliance welcomes law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, shelter staff, community-based victim advocates, and all others interested in the future of family violence intervention and prevention. Registration information is available online.

Coalition for Juvenile JusticeCoalition for Juvenile Justice 2016 Annual Conference: April 20–23, 2016

This conference, cohosted by OJJDP and the Coalition for Juvenile Justice, will focus on the latest research, developments, and challenges in juvenile justice. Sessions will provide attendees with a hands-on opportunity to explore the newest methods for preventing delinquency and ensuring fairness through all stages of involvement with the justice system. Participants will also learn about establishing the best possible outcomes for children and families who do become involved with the juvenile justice system. The conference will take place in Washington, DC. Registration information is available online.Prisoner’s Family Conference

International Prisoners' Family Conference: May 4–6, 2016

This event, sponsored by Community Solutions of El Paso, will be held in Dallas, TX. Presenters will include professionals and advocates from the criminal justice, social service, academic, and faith-based arenas. Registration information is available online.

35th Annual National CASA/GAL Conference: June 4–7, 2016

Court Appointed Special Advocates AssociationAt this event, sponsored by the National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association, CASA and guardian ad litem staff, board members, volunteers, judges, attorneys, and other child welfare professionals will gather to connect with peers and learn from leaders in the field. The conference will offer workshops and institutes, general sessions, and an exhibit hall featuring information and resources for the field. The conference will take place at the National Harbor in Maryland. Registeration information is available online.

13th Global Youth Justice Training Institute: June 14–16, 2016

Teen court logoThis training institute, hosted by Global Youth Justice, is designed for individuals and teams of adults from communities interested in expanding, enhancing, and learning about volunteer-driven youth justice and juvenile justice diversion programs referred to as teen court, youth court, student court, peer court, and peer jury. The 3-day training will include adult peer-to-peer training sessions and a half-day grant writing and funding resources session. The institute will take place in Cape Cod, MA. Registration information is available online.

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges 79th Annual Conference: July 17–20, 2016

To be held in Monterey, CA, this conference will feature training tracks on family law, juvenile justice, child welfare, and family violence. Presentations will include practical and innovative solutions to challenges facing the juvenile and family court system. The event is hosted by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Registration information is available online.

11th Annual National School Safety Conference and Exposition: July 25–29, 2016

To be held in Orlando, FL, this conference will focus on national best practices and proven localized programs and efforts. The conference will include presentations by experts from the federal government, law enforcement, and education. The conference is sponsored by the School Safety Advocacy Council. Registration information is available online.