Upcoming Events

American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting: November 16–19, 2011

The American Society of Criminology's 2011 meeting, "Breaking the Mold: Innovations and Bold Ventures in Criminology," to be held in Washington, DC, will offer more than 300 sessions and roundtables on the measurement, etiology, consequences, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency. Included among the juvenile justice topics to be covered are Incarceration, Families, and Reentry; Perceptions and Stereotypes of Juveniles in the Justice System; Assessing and Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Case Processing; Gendered Juvenile Justice: Girls' Experiences; Parenting and Delinquency; Abuse, Victimization, and Offending; Alcohol and Crime; Adolescent Intimate Partner Violence and Victimization; Advances in the Study of Gangs; Youth Gangs: Risk Factors and Typologies; Cyberbullying; Voices of Incarcerated Youth; Social Networks and Juvenile Delinquency Among Latino Youth; and School Punishment and Zero Tolerance Policies. More information about the meeting including program, hotel arrangements, and registration is available online.

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. 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 information is available online.

Poster for 26th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment26th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment: January 23–26, 2012

Sponsored by OJJDP and the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady's Children's Hospital–San Diego, this conference that will take place in San Diego, CA. Workshops will cover a range of topics, including legal issues, investigations, technology, training, mental health, trauma treatment, forensic interviewing, research, prevention, child welfare, and child advocacy center management. Registration is available online.

National Conference on Juvenile and Family Law: March 21–24, 2012

Organized by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the conference will feature innovations in programming and practice and provide new opportunities for courts and communities to improve outcomes for children, youth, families, and victims. The conference, which will be held in Las Vegas, NV, will focus on the challenges faced by many children and families, including child abuse and neglect, mental health, delinquency, custody, immigration, domestic violence, and substance abuse. Registration is available online.

18th National Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect: April 16–20, 2012

Logo for 18th National Conference on Child Abuse & NeglectThis annual conference, sponsored by the Children's Bureau's Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (Administration on Children, Youth and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) is one of the field's leading training and technical assistance events. "Celebrating the Past—Imagining the Future," will take place next spring in Washington, DC. More details about the conference will be available in the coming months. Registration will open in early 2012.

31st Annual National CASA Conference: June 9–12, 2012

Each year, more than 1,400 court-appointed special advocates (CASA) and guardian ad litem staff, board members, volunteers, judges, attorneys and other child welfare professionals gather to connect with peers and learn from leaders in the field. The 2012 National CASA Conference will take place in Washington, DC. Subscribe to receive conference e-mail updates and registration information.