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Building on Success: Conference logoThe Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, with support from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, will host the 2006 National Conference, "Building on Success: Providing Today's Youth With Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow," January 9–13, 2006, in Washington, DC. Preconference training sessions begin on Monday, January 9. Workshops and plenary sessions begin on Tuesday, January 10.

Preconference sessions. Topics of the three full-day preconference training sessions will be truancy reduction, community-based problem assessment in planning for juvenile justice programs, and identifying and addressing disproportionate minority contact.

Workshops. Tuesday's workshops will set the stage for the conference, discussing "who we are and why we're here," current research and developmental pathways, youth in institutions, and youth with the greatest needs. Wednesday's workshops will offer more specifics on these topics. On Thursday, workshops will highlight what works—good programs and practices—and will include "cyber workshop" sessions demonstrating community planning tools.

Plenary sessions. The conference's plenary sessions will revolve around four main themes from the final report of the White House Task Force on Disadvantaged Youth: helping youth with the greatest need, strengthening families, holding programs (and ourselves) accountable, and identifying what works.

In addition, the agenda will allow plenty of time for networking and viewing exhibits.

For More Information

Visit the National Conference Web site for registration information and the latest conference updates. Registration deadline is December 9, 2005. For e-mail notifications about the conference and other juvenile justice news, subscribe to JUVJUST, OJJDP's electronic listserv.



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