Upcoming Events

Children's Justice & SafetyRegister Now: OJJDP's National Conference: October 12–14, 2011

OJJDP will hold its National Conference at the Gaylord Hotel & 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 promising practices in the juvenile justice field. Registration is free and available online.

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

Hosted by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, this conference will be held in National Harbor, MD. The conference will include more than 20 tracks and 175 sessions in addition to a rally on Capitol Hill designed 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 Members and staff. To register for this event, go to the conference Web site.

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Conference: July 24–27, 2011

NCJFCJ logoThe National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges will hold its 74th annual conference in New York City. The mission of the conference is to provide cutting-edge information and tools to juvenile and family courts to support their efforts to improve case processing and outcomes for children, youth, families, victims, and communities. Registration is available online.

Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools National Conference: August 8–10, 2011

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) will host its national conference, "Making the Connection: Creating and Maintaining Conditions for Learning" in National Harbor, MD. Sessions at the conference will focus on preventing youth alcohol and drug abuse; bullying and cyberbullying; preventing violence in schools; emergency management; health, mental health, and physical education; data collection; special populations; and emerging issues. Potential OSDFS grantees, juvenile justice practitioners, policymakers, education and prevention leaders, and school administrators, among others, are encouraged to attend. Registration is free and available online until July 22, 2011, or until space is no longer available.

Crimes Against Children Conference: August 8–11, 2011

Crimes Against Children ConferenceSponsored by the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center and the Dallas Police Department, this conference is designed for professionals from the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, social work, children's advocacy, therapy, and medicine who work directly with child victims of crime. The conference, to be held in Dallas, TX, will feature more than 150 workshops and 7 new tracks of computer lab training for professionals working in the area of Internet-related crimes against children. Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped at age 14 and recovered 9 months later, will be the keynote speaker. To register, go to the conference Web site.

National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention: August 23–25, 2011

The 12th National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention will take place in New Orleans, LA. Sponsored by the National Children's Advocacy Center, the conference will include presentations by nationally renowned experts on current research and trends in preventing child sexual abuse and commercial exploitation. Registration is available online.

National Conference on Substance Abuse, Child Welfare and the Courts: September 14–16, 2011

Children and Family FuturesSponsored by Children and Family Futures, "Putting the Pieces Together for Children and Families" will bring together professionals in the areas of child welfare, substance abuse treatment, juvenile and family court, law enforcement, and probation. To be held in National Harbor, MD, the conference will focus on, among other topics, substance use disorders as a central issue in child protection and child abuse and neglect, the effects of health care reform, and ensuring sustainability of effective programs in a changing fiscal climate. The conference will also feature the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children's 8th Annual Gathering. For more information, go the conference Web site.

National Symposium for Juvenile Services To Highlight System Reform: October 16–19, 2011

The National Partnership for Juvenile Services will host a national symposium in Indianapolis, IN, on "Representing America's Youth: System Reformation and Professional Renewal." Focus groups and policy discussions will highlight topics such as juvenile corrections and detention, educating youth in confinement, community-based care, residential care, mental health care issues in juvenile justice, and more. Registration is available on the Web site.

International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference: October 22–26, 2011

IACP logoTo be held in Chicago, IL, this annual conference brings together police leadership from around the world to discuss current trends and challenges in law enforcement and to share lessons learned in more than 150 educational sessions. Topics from past conferences have included strategies for leading change in police culture, online learning and operational support, public law enforcement and private security collaboration, violent crime, use-of-force issues, training, and case studies. More than 800 companies will showcase their products at the conference, which constitutes the largest venue in the world for exhibiting technology designed specifically for law enforcement. To register for this event, go to the conference's Web site.

Multi-System Integration Certificate Program: November 2–8, 2011

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute will hold its Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare: Multi-System Integration Certificate Program for Private Sector Leaders in Washington, DC. Designed for current and future leaders of private organizations, this week-long program will highlight multisystem reform efforts related to crossover youth, improve private organizations' ability to serve these youth, provide leaders with an opportunity to develop collaborative leadership skills, and create a mutually supportive network of individuals across the country committed to systems improvement. The application deadline is July 27, 2011. To obtain additional information and apply online, visit the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform's Web site.