Upcoming Events

Children's Justice & SafetySave the Date: OJJDP's National Conference in October 2011

On October 12–14, 2011, OJJDP will hold its national conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. The conference will bring together juvenile justice practitioners and policymakers from across the country to share current trends and evidence-based practices in the juvenile justice and victimization fields. More information will be forthcoming in futures issues of OJJDP News @ a Glance and on OJJDP's Web site. There will be no registration fee for the conference. Online registration will be available soon.

30th Annual National CASA Conference: March 19–22, 2011

The theme of the 30th Annual National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) conference is "Building Hope for Youth." The conference, to be held in Chicago, IL, will feature a wide range of workshops and general sessions designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of professionals working to help children and youth in the dependency system. Attendees also will have opportunities to network with colleagues and peers from across the country. To register for the conference, go to the CASA Web site.

National Conference on Juvenile and Family Law: March 27–30, 2011

National Conference on Juvenile and Family Law: March 27–30, 2011The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has scheduled its National Conference on Juvenile and Family Law for March 27–30, 2011, in Reno, NV. The conference will address a wide range of topics, including child abuse and neglect, mental health, delinquency, family law, domestic violence, and substance abuse. Innovations in programming and practice also will be presented with the goal of providing new opportunities for courts and communities to improve outcomes for children, youth, families, and victims. To register for the conference, visit the NCJFCJ Web site.

National Symposium on Child Abuse: March 28–31, 2011

The National Symposium on Child Abuse, an internationally recognized multidisciplinary training conference offering 130 workshops on child abuse prevention and intervention, will take place on March 28-31, 2011, in Huntsville, AL. Workshop tracks are designed specifically for professionals in the areas of administration, child protective services, interviewing, law enforcement, law, medicine, mental health, prevention, victim advocacy, and wellness. The 27th annual symposium is sponsored by the National Children's Advocacy Center, an organization that is committed to providing high-quality training for professionals in the fight against child abuse. To register for the symposium, visit the center's Web site.

Crime Mapping Research Conference: April 13–15, 2011Crime Mapping Research Conference: April 13–15, 2011

The National Institute of Justice's (NIJ's) Crime Mapping Research Conference, which will take place in Miami, FL, will present a range of research findings, practical applications, and technology demonstrations in the field of geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial analysis, tools that are being used with increasing effectiveness to combat crime. For more information about the conference, contact NIJ.

National Strategy Conference on Combating Child Exploitation: May 17–20, 2011

This conference, to be held in San Jose, CA, will include more than 150 lecture sessions and more than 70 interactive computer lab workshops. Training will be provided to Project Safe Childhood coalitions, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces, and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in the areas of investigation, forensics, prosecution, community outreach, and capacity-building. Participants will have the opportunity to hear keynote speakers, participate in interactive panel discussions, and network with other law enforcement agency personal and prosecutors dedicated to combating child exploitation. There will also be an exhibit hall that will present the latest technologies available in the field of child protection. For more information, visit the conference Web site.

2011 National Gang Symposium logoNational Gang Symposium: June 7–10, 2011

The next National Gang Symposium, cosponsored by the Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance and OJJDP, will take place June 7–10, 2011, in Orlando, FL. The symposium will offer opportunities to learn about innovative and successful gang-related programs and strategies and will provide the latest information on youth gang activities and trends from national experts. The gathering is designed for law enforcement, court, probation, and corrections professionals; staff of community-based organizations; prosecutors; researchers; government officials; and other professionals involved in addressing the issue of youth involvement in gangs and gang violence. Plans for this event include presymposium workshops and more than 70 breakout sessions. To register, visit the National Gang Symposium's Web site.

Multi-System Integration Certificate Program: July 15–21, 2011

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute will hold its Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare: Multi-System Integration Certificate Program for Public Sector Leaders in Washington, DC. Designed for public agency leaders working in juvenile justice, child welfare, and related systems, this week-long program uses a multisystem, multidisciplinary approach, focusing on efforts that benefit youth involved in more than one system of care. The application deadline is March 31, 2011. To obtain additional information and apply online, visit the CJJR Web site.

Annual Drug Court Training Conference: July 17–20, 2011

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals' annual training conference will include more than 20 tracks and 175 sessions on drugs and crime and a rally on Capitol Hill to raise awareness of the importance of the work of drug courts. Following the rally, participants will head to the halls of Congress to meet with Congress members and staff. To register for this event, go to the conference Web site.