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May | June 2016

Upcoming Events

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.

National Symposium on Tribal Child Protection: July 19–21, 2016

This event, to be held in Scottsdale, AZ, will focus on technology-facilitated crimes against children in Indian country; tools for combating trafficking and exploitation; laws, ordinances, and resolutions to protect children; the Internet Crimes Against Children affiliate in Indian country; National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) resources for Indian country; community child protection assessments; gangs in Indian country; and cyberbullying and sexting. Speakers will include representatives of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (Arizona), OJJDP, and NCMEC. 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.

19th International Gang Specialist Training Conference: August 8–10, 2016

Sponsored by the National Gang Crime Research Center, this conference provides courses in many areas of expertise designed to "train the trainer" in law enforcement, corrections, prosecution, K–12 schools, prevention, and intervention. The conference will be held in Chicago, IL. Registration information is available online.

28th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference: August 8–11, 2016

This event provides practical instruction using current information, new ideas, and successful intervention strategies to those professionals responsible for combating the varied forms of crimes against children. The event, sponsored by the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, is designed for law enforcement officers, child protection caseworkers, probation/parole officers, children's advocacy center staff, victim advocates, prosecutors, medical professionals, and therapists. Registration information for this conference, which will take place in Dallas, TX, is available online.

Multidisciplinary Team Response to Child Sex Trafficking: August 29–September 1, September 12–15, 2016

This team-based training will guide existing multidisciplinary teams to improve their response to child sex trafficking. The training will also help individuals seeking to establish a formal multidisciplinary team in their communities effectively respond to child sex trafficking cases. Subject matter experts will work with teams to identify gaps and develop short- and long-term response plans. Prerequisite: Attendance at a course such as System Response to High Risk Victims-Child Sex Trafficking or Investigative Strategies in Child Abduction Cases, or a working knowledge of child sex trafficking. The training takes place in Albany, NY, on August 29–September 1, and in Sarasota, FL, on September 12–15. Registration information is available online.

Protect Our Children Conference: September 12–14, 2016

This conference will focus on addressing child sexual abuse, human trafficking, online enticement, and child pornography; the event will feature national and local experts in these areas. The conference is designed to address the needs of law enforcement, prosecutors, victim service providers, judges, social workers, child advocates, and health care providers. Specific breakouts will be featured for the various disciplines engaged in assisting children victimized by exploitation and sexual abuse. Jaycee Dugard will provide the keynote address. The conference will be held in Kansas City, MO. Registration information is available online.

Investigative Strategies for Child Abduction Cases: September 12–15, 2016

This no-cost training will provide law enforcement investigators and investigative supervisors with the information necessary to properly understand, recognize, and investigate cases involving missing and abducted children. The training includes an overview of the scope and scale of issues related to missing and abducted children; available resources; strategies for managing a missing or abducted child case, including initial response; interviewing and interrogation techniques; crime scene evidence collection and processing; and legal issues related to search warrants and interrogation. The 4-day training, sponsored by OJJDP and the AMBER Alert program, will take place in Franklin, WI. Register by August 1, 2016. Registration information is available online.

See other available trainings, including Advanced Cold Case Long-Term Investigations, Major Case Investigative Teams, Digital Evidence, Child Abduction Response Team, and Advanced Investigative Strategies for Child Abduction Cases on the AMBER Alert program website.

Child Abduction Response Team Training: September 26–29, 2016

This Child Abduction Response Team (CART) training is a multidisciplinary approach to responding to a missing or abducted child incident. Team composition is critical to a CART’s implementation and long-term success. The training will be held in Appleton, WI. The deadline to register is August 15. More information about the requirements to participate in the training and about registration procedures is available online.

Creating Solutions: National Council on Crime and Delinquency Conference on Children, Youth, and Families: October 4–6, 2016

This conference will serve as a platform for professionals in the child welfare, juvenile justice, and education fields to share new and innovative programs and research related to systems that serve children, youth, and families. This year’s conference will include a keynote address by Dr. William C. Bell, President and CEO of Casey Family Programs; a screening of the documentary, “Prison Kids,” followed by a discussion that includes participants in the film; and the presentation of the 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award to Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi for their web television series, “Making a Murderer.” The conference will be held in Garden Grove, CA. Registration information is available online.

Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice Certificate Program: October 24–28, 2016

This program, sponsored by Georgetown University's Center for Juvenile Justice Reform and Center for Children’s Law and Policy, will examine policy and practice reform as vehicles for reducing the overrepresentation of youth of color in the juvenile justice system, disparate treatment of youth of color as compared to white youth within the juvenile justice system, and unnecessary entry and movement deeper into the juvenile justice system for youth of color. The program will take place in Washington, DC. Applications are due by July 22. Additional information is available online.

National Symposium on Juvenile Services: October 30–November 3, 2016

Organized by the National Partnership for Juvenile Services, this event, to be held in Denver, CO, will bring together leadership and direct-care professionals from juvenile services and other human services professionals for training and the opportunity to network and share innovative program service approaches being implemented in the juvenile justice system across the nation. The goals of the symposium are to provide an open forum for the exchange of ideas and discussion of issues, build partnerships for enhanced service delivery, enhance knowledge on critical issues in juvenile justice, and share best practices. Registration information is available online.

National Conference on School Discipline: November 11–13, 2016

This event, to be held in Toronto, Canada, will offer presentations on evidence-based programs as well as promising new approaches developed by practitioners in the area of school discipline. Topics covered during the conference will include supportive, nonexclusionary disciplinary practices; updated tools and strategies for behavior interventions; insights for school administrators from nationally acclaimed programs; working with minority students; legal issues for educators; and ensuring equity in disciplinary practices. Registration information is available online.