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OJJDP News @ a Glance Highlights OJJDP's National Conference

November 3, 2011

OJJDP's 2011 National Conference on Children's Justice and Safety logoThe Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) announces the availability of OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2011.

This issue's lead article reports on OJJDP's 2011 National Conference on Children's Justice and Safety, held on October 12–14, 2011. Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden; Attorney General Eric Holder; Deputy Attorney General James Cole; Deputy Associate Attorney General Karol Mason; General Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army; and Congressmen Bobby Scott (DVA) and Chris Murphy (DCT) were among the many dignitaries who attended.

The conference drew more than 2,300 public officials, tribal representatives, juvenile justice practitioners, policymakers, law enforcement professionals, child advocates, educators, and researchers to address key issues in the juvenile justice field. The event featured 7 plenaries, 330 speakers, and more than 65 workshops and sessions. This event for children's justice and safety was the first national conference OJJDP has held since 2006.

The conference featured special tracks on children's exposure to violence, anti-gang strategies, child protection and advocacy, truancy and dropping out, at-risk and delinquent girls, trends in tribal youth policy, evidence-based practices, and reforming the treatment of juveniles in custody, among other topics.

To view a photo gallery of conference events, click here.

OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2011 (NCJ 235961), is available online at https://www.ncjrs.gov/html/ojjdp/news_at_glance/235961/index.html


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