The 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 913, 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.