Mark Your Calendars: OJJDP's National Conference

Children's Justice & Safety: Unite, Build, Lead

OJJDP will hold its National Conference, "Children's Justice & Safety: Unite, Build, Lead," at the Gaylord Hotel & Conference Center in National Harbor, MD, on October 12–14, 2011.

More than 2,000 juvenile justice practitioners; educators; community and faith-based leaders; federal, state, tribal, and local officials and representatives; law enforcement professionals; policymakers; researchers; and parents and youth are expected to attend. The conference will feature workshops, plenaries, and presentations on current trends and concerns in delinquency prevention, juvenile justice, and victimization as well as the latest information on evidence-based practices and outcomes.

Conference tracks for October 12–14 include—

  • Children's exposure to violence.
  • Comprehensive anti-gang strategies and programs.
  • Crimes against children.
  • Disproportionate minority contact.
  • Girls' delinquency and victimization.
  • The integration of evidence-based programs and practices in juvenile justice.
  • Law enforcement partnerships.
  • Tribal youth (victimization and delinquency).
  • Truancy, bullying, and cyberbullying.
  • Youth in custody and juvenile reentry.

Preconference meetings and trainings for OJJDP grantees are scheduled for October 10 and 11.

All-day preconference learning labs on the following topics will be offered on October 11:

  • Art and culture as a resource for youth, families, and communities.
  • Education and juvenile justice issues.
  • Girls' delinquency and victimization.
  • Juvenile justice and mental health.
  • Preventing the sexual exploitation of children.
  • Technology-facilitated crimes against children.

Registration is free and is available online.


To register for the National Conference, visit OJJDP's Web site.