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July | August 2016

Upcoming Events

Protect Our Children Conference: September 12–14, 2016

This conference is designed to address the needs of professionals engaged in assisting children victimized by exploitation and sexual abuse. Topics to be covered include human trafficking, online enticement, and child pornography. Jaycee Dugard will provide the keynote address. The conference will be held in Kansas City, MO. Registration information is available online.

Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice Fall Meeting: September 29–30, 2016

Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile JusticeThe Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) will convene its annual fall meeting at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC. The meeting will feature remarks from Administrator Listenbee; updates from FACJJ’s Legislation, Expungement/Sealing of Juvenile Court Records, Research and Publications, and LGBT subcommittees; and ethics training.

The committee's meetings are open to the public. Register to attend the meeting by September 23, 2016.

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, and a screening of the documentary “Prison Kids,” followed by a discussion that includes participants in the film. The conference will be held in Garden Grove, CA. Registration information is available online.

International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Exposition: October 15–18, 2016

IACP 2016 Featuring forums, technical workshops, and an exhibit hall, this annual event provides law enforcement professionals with opportunities to learn more about emerging trends in law enforcement and the latest developments in technology. The event, to be held in San Diego, CA, is hosted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Registration information is available online.

National Youth At Risk Conference: October 23–25, 2016

Hosted by the National Youth At-Risk Center of Georgia Southern University, this conference will take place in San Antonio, TX. Participants will learn about current research-based educational programs and strategies, proactive solutions and best practices for meeting the serious challenges that many youth face today, and effective educational tools to build strong caring schools, communities, and families. Registration information is available online.

Global Youth Justice Training Institute: October 25–27, 2016

The Teen Peer Youth Student CourtGlobal Youth Justice will host its 14th Global Youth Justice Training Institute in Provincetown, Cape Cod, MA. Participants will learn strategies to establish or enhance local youth justice diversion programs through teen, student, youth, and peer courts and peer juries. Topics will include training youth and adult volunteers; providing quality community services, programs, and referrals; performance measurement as well as grant writing, networking, funding opportunities, and more. Registration 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.

American Society of Criminology Meeting: November 16–19, 2016

The theme for the American Society of Criminology’s (ASC's) 2016 meeting, to be held in New Orleans, LA, is “The Many Colors of Crime and Justice.” ASC is the largest professional criminological society in the world and includes practitioners, academicians, and students in the fields of criminal justice and criminology. Sessions at the 2016 meeting include “Causes and Correlates of Delinquency and Northwestern Juvenile Project,” “Legal Services for the Indigent: Federal Agencies and New Research,” “Research and Evaluation on School Safety,” “Latest Findings From OJJDP’s Data Analysis Program,” and “Integrating Social Science, Policy, and Practice in Juvenile Justice: Updates From OJJDP’s Research Program.” The preliminary program and registration information are available online.

National Disproportionate Minority Contact Conference: December 4–6, 2016

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice is hosting its 2016 National Disproportionate Minority Contact Conference in Baltimore, MD. The event theme is "Confronting the Crisis: Creating Pathways to a More Equitable Juvenile Justice System." Sessions will explore what other communities can learn from recent events in Baltimore, the role of state and local entities, how communities can take action and gain buy-in for true change, and the importance of youth engagement. Registration information is available online.

ZERO TO THREE’s Annual Conference: December 7–9, 2016

Zero to Three logoZERO TO THREE's annual event for early childhood professionals will take place in New Orleans, LA. The conference 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 information is available online.

San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment: January 31–February 3, 2017

The objective of the San Diego International Conference—sponsored by the Chadwick Center for Children and Families —is to develop and enhance professionals' skills and knowledge in the prevention, recognition, assessment, and treatment of all forms of child and family maltreatment as well as enhancing investigative and legal skills. Topics include mental health and trauma counseling, forensic interviewing, child welfare, and substance abuse. Learn more from the conference brochure.