Upcoming Events

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Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma: September 11–14, 2011

Sponsored by the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, the conference, "Linking Research, Policy & Practice," will bring together local, regional, national, and international leaders; researchers; practitioners; policymakers; and advocates to network and learn from each other. Among other goals, the conference is designed to highlight multidisciplinary solutions to prevent family violence, child maltreatment, sexual abuse, and trauma, and to disseminate promising and best practices in prevention and intervention. Topics include adult survivors of childhood victimization, children exposed to violence, child maltreatment, sexual abuse survivors and offenders, intimate partner violence offenders and victims, trauma in the military, at-risk youth, and substance abuse. The conference will be held at the Town & Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego, CA. Registration is available online.

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

Sponsored by Children & 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 healthcare reform, and ensuring the 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 to the conference Web site.

Courses for Juvenile Court Practitioners: September 19–23, 2011

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges will sponsor two courses for judges, masters, hearing officers, and other juvenile court practitioners in Reno, NV. The first course, "Evidence in Juvenile and Family Court," will discuss how the rules of evidence apply in dispositional hearings, how the judge can know if hearsay can be admitted as evidence, rules that apply to expert witness testimony, and more. Registration is available online. The second course, "Core College: Role of the Juvenile Court Judge," will focus on the leadership role of the judge and how that role can be used to enhance the effectiveness of the court. It will prepare judges to make better informed decisions about the best interests of the child, family, and community. Registration is available online.

National Symposium for Juvenile Services: October 16–19, 2011

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

Lights On Afterschool Celebration: October 20, 2011

2011 Lights On Afterschool event poster
2011 Lights On Afterschool event poster
OJJDP is pleased to announce its support of the annual Lights On Afterschool initiative, which is scheduled for October 20, 2011. Lights On Afterschool is celebrated nationwide to call attention to the importance of afterschool programs for America's children, families and communities. The event is sponsored by the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit public awareness and advocacy organization.

More than 7,500 events will be held across America to raise awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and the positive role they can play. More than a million people across the United States will participate in street fairs, open houses, fun runs, science and math competitions, community parades, and more to celebrate Lights On Afterschool, the only nationwide rally for afterschool programs. To register for an event or to find out what is going on in your area on October 20, visit the Lights On Afterschool Web site.

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

To be held in Chicago, IL, this annual conference, organized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 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.

Global Youth Justice's and Youth Justice USA's 2nd International Training Institute: December 6–8, 2011

Global Youth Justice and Youth Justice USA will convene the International Training Institute, "Establish or Enhance a Local Youth Court or Teen Court," in Las Vegas, NV. Starting in 2011, the training is being offered biannually. Topics to be covered include training adult and youth volunteers, offering quality community service programs, holding family intake meetings, implementing operational and administrative procedures, identifying funding and resource opportunities, analyzing legal and liability issues, building partnerships with memorandums of understanding, evaluating programs, juvenile referral sources, and grant writing. Registration opens September 1.