Basic Forensic Interview Training: June, August, October, and December 2013
During June, August, October, and December, CornerHouse will host 5-day courses in Minneapolis, MN, during which law enforcement and child protection investigators, prosecutors, and forensic interviewers can learn the CornerHouse Forensic Interview Protocol—a developmentally flexible and nontraumatic forensic interview protocol appropriate for child, adolescent, and adult victims of sexual abuse. Training methods include lecture and discussion, review of video-recorded interviews, skill-building exercises, and an interview practicum. Registration information is available online.
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Annual Colloquium: June 2528, 2013
Sponsored by the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, the institutes and workshops offered at the colloquium, taking place in Las Vegas, NV, will address all aspects of child maltreatment, including prevention, intervention, assessment, treatment, and cultural considerations. Seminars have been designed primarily for professionals in the mental health, medicine and nursing, law, law enforcement, education, prevention, research, advocacy, child protection services, and allied fields. Registration information is available online.
National California Gang Investigators Association Conference: July 912, 2013
This training conference will explore approaches in enforcement and prevention of street gangs and their criminal activity. Sponsored by the California Gang Investigators Association, the conference will take place in Anaheim, CA. Registration information is available online.
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges 76th Annual Conference: July 1417, 2013
This conference, to be held in Seattle, WA, will feature a wide range of juvenile and family law topics, including child abuse and neglect, trauma, custody and visitation, judicial leadership, juvenile justice, domestic violence, drug courts, and substance abuse. The mission of the annual 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 with whom they work. Registration information is available online.
School Safety Conference: July 1419, 2013
The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) will hold its annual School Safety Conference in Orlando, FL. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in sessions; complete a NASRO training course onsite; view products, technology, and innovations in the exhibit hall; and network with peers. Session topics include School Safety and the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Why Teens Kill, Violence and Victimization, Communicated Threats in Schools, and Benefits of Nonconfrontational Interview and Interrogation Techniques With the Millennial Generation. Registration information is available online.
Advanced Forensic Interview Training: July 1518, 2013 and November 1922, 2013
In July and November, CornerHouse will host 4-day courses in Minneapolis, MN, during which experienced law enforcement officers, prosecutors, child protection and forensic investigators, and tribal social service interviewers who have completed the prerequisites can learn advanced forensic interviewing skills. Registration information is available online.
Prevention and the Child Protection Professional: Implementing Effective Child Abuse Prevention Programs: July 2224, 2013The National Child Protection Training Center’s 3-day conference, to be held in Bloomington, MN, is intended to help child abuse prosecutors, investigators, and other child protection professionals recognize factors that contribute to child abuse and expose them to evidence-based prevention programs that can be implemented in their communities. Registration information is available online.
National School Safety Conference: July 2226, 2013
Hosted by the School Safety Advocacy Council, the conference will take place in Las Vegas, NV. Topics include Bullying and the Link to School Shooters; Mental Health, Trauma, and Violence; Critical Incident Planning and Assessments; and Drugs, Alcohol, and Violence Trends Among Youth. Registration information is available online.
Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Meeting: July 26, 2013
At the summer meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, presenters will discuss the findings of the National Research Council’s report, Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach. The report emphasizes that legal responses to juvenile offending should be grounded in scientific knowledge about adolescent development and tailored to an individual offender's needs and social environment. Registration for the meeting is available online. The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s primary functions are to coordinate federal juvenile delinquency prevention programs, federal programs and activities that detain or care for unaccompanied juveniles, and federal programs relating to missing and exploited children. The council meets quarterly in Washington, DC.
Coalition for Juvenile Justice 2013 Youth Summit: August 23, 2013
The Coalition for Juvenile Justice will host its 2013 Youth Summit in Washington, DC. In accordance with the summit theme, “Empowering Young Leaders for Juvenile Justice Reform,” sessions will offer youth leaders information on juvenile justice basics, disproportionate minority contact, the school-to-prison pipeline, and leadership development. Registration information is available online.
National Forum on Criminal Justice: August 46, 2013
Hosted by the National Criminal Justice Association, the forum will take place in Chicago, IL, and will focus on how to integrate research, policy, and technology to improve public safety. Registration information is available online.
Virginia School and Campus Safety Training Forum and State D.A.R.E. Conference: August 57, 2013
The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, in conjunction with the National Association for School Safety and Law Enforcement Officials, will host this training conference in Hampton, VA. Topics include Bullying and School Climate, DARE Updates, Making of a Psychopath, Preventing Teen Dating Violence, Search and Seizure, and How To Prepare Students and Classes for Student Return. Registration information is available online.
Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice Meeting: August 12, 2013
Save the date for the next Web-facilitated meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ). The meeting is scheduled for 3–6 p.m. ET. The agenda and registration information will be posted online in the coming weeks. Composed of members of state advisory groups on juvenile justice, FACJJ advises the President and Congress on matters related to juvenile justice, evaluates the progress and accomplishments of juvenile justice activities and projects, and advises the OJJDP Administrator on the work of OJJDP.
Crimes Against Children Conference: August 1215, 2013
Cosponsored by Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center and the Dallas Police, the goal of the conference is to provide practical instruction to professionals responsible for combating crimes against children. Workshop topics include Perpetrators in Positions of Power and Trust, Preparing Children to Testify in Court, Prosecuting the Improper Teacher-Student Relationship, Resiliency 101: From Victim to Survivor, Modifying Assessments for Child Sex Trafficking Cases, Secondary Traumatic Stress and Multidisciplinary Team Functioning, and Sexual Victimization of Children: A Law Enforcement Perspective Over 40 Years. The conference will take place in Dallas, TX. Registration information is available online.