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OJJDP News @ A Glance
March | April 2009

printer friendly version button   Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention  ·  Jeff Slowikowski, Acting Administrator
OJJDP Staff To Present Information on Child Abuse
Prevention at National Conferences

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and OJJDP's Child Protection Division staff will participate in national conferences on child abuse prevention and juvenile justice issues to discuss OJJDP's efforts to protect children and offer services to system-involved youth.

17th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect logoThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is sponsoring the 17th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect in Atlanta, GA, March 30–April 4, 2009. On April 1, during the session "Addressing Exposure to Violence as a Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Strategy," OJJDP staff will discuss how the Safe Start Initiative decreases risks and increases protective factors for children exposed to violence in their homes and communities.

25th National Symposium on Child Abuse logo

The associate administrator of the Child Protection Division will speak at the 25th National Symposium on Child Abuse to be held by OJJDP's National Children's Advocacy Center in Huntsville, AL, March 23–26. For more information about children's advocacy centers, please visit OJJDP's Web site and read the OJJDP Bulletin Evaluating Children's Advocacy Centers' Response to Child Sexual Abuse, released in August 2008.

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges logoOJJDP staff will present information on the OJJDP-sponsored court coordination program (CCP) at the 36th National Conference on Juvenile Justice in Orlando, FL, March 11–14. This 4-day event is sponsored by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. CCP helps system-involved youth receive the services they need to improve their lives. For more information on CCP, please see the story "OJJDP's Court Coordination Program Promotes the Delivery of Services to Children in Need" in the November/December 2008 issue of News @ a Glance.