6th International Conference on the Training of the Judiciary: November 37, 2013
The International Organization for Judicial Training and the National Center for State Courts are sponsoring this training. Topics to be covered at the event, to be held in Washington, DC, include leadership and judicial education, judicial skill building, technology and judicial education, judicial education and the academic community, and judicial education in support of justice system reform, independence, and accountability. Registration information is available online.
National Legal Aid & Defender Association Annual Conference: November 69, 2013
The National Legal Aid & Defender Association annual conference is a national training event for the civil legal aid, indigent defense, and public interest law communities. This year's conference theme is "Justice in America: Delivering on the Promise." The conference sessions will explore a range of topics, including strategic alliances for justice; Gideon and beyond: client and community-driven strategic reform to ensure the future of defense excellence; civil/defender partnerships to advance the rights of people, families, and communities; philanthropy and legal aid; risk management; technology; and evidence-based practices. Registration information is available online.
Introduction to Juvenile Interview and Interrogation Techniques: November 1314, 2013
This training, sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), will present key components of IACP's and OJJDP's recommended juvenile interview techniques for law enforcement. Strategies will be provided for analyzing behavior, developing rapport, and conducting effective interviews and interrogations of juveniles. Case examples and actual footage of interviews will be presented to illustrate successful investigative techniques. The training will be held in Downers Grove, IL. Registration information is available online.
National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children Conference: November 1820, 2013
The National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children will hold this conference in Oklahoma City, OK, in collaboration with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the Oklahoma Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the Oklahoma Alliance for Drug Endangered Children. Topics of workshops and sessions include identifying drug endangered children, promoting mental health and preventing substance abuse in early childhood, assessing children from methamphetamine homes, drug endangered children and human trafficking, optimizing outcomes for youth and their families by identifying unrecognized disorders that affect brain functioning, new strategies for the criminal prosecution of drug endangered children's cases, acknowledging and addressing the needs of children with incarcerated parents, and family-centered management. Registration information is available online.
Forensic Interviews at Trial: Preparation and Presentation Training: November 1920, 2013
The National Children's Advocacy Center, along with the National District Attorneys Association, is pleased to announce the return of "Forensic Interviews at Trial: Preparation and Presentation Training," originally presented in 2010. Topics include overview of current best practices in forensic interviewing; creating and using the curriculum vitae; court preparation and testifying; qualifying and testifying as an expert witness; and direct, cross, and redirect examination of the forensic interviewer. To be held in Huntsville, AL, the training is designed for teams of forensic interviewers and prosecutors. Team registration (a forensic interviewer and a prosecutor) is required. Registration information is available online.
Advanced Forensic Interview Training: November 1922, 2013
This training, to be held in Minneapolis, MN, is for experienced forensic interviewers, child protection workers, tribal social service investigators, law enforcement officers, and prosecuting attorneys who have completed the required prerequisites. Offered by the CornerHouse Interagency Child Abuse Evaluation and Training Center, the course teaches advanced forensic interviewing skills and covers a range of topics, including modifications to the CornerHouse Forensic Interview Protocol, physical evidence in the forensic interview, autism spectrum disorders, multisession forensic interviews, and active participation in peer review using a variety of written assessment tools. Registration information is available online.
American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting: November 2023, 2013
The American Society of Criminology's 2013 meeting, "Expanding the Core: Neglected Crimes, Groups, Causes, and Policy Approaches," to be held in Atlanta, GA, will offer sessions and roundtables on the measurement, etiology, consequences, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency. The agenda features 10 presentations on OJJDP-funded research. Topics of OJJDP presentations include gang membership and differential consequences during the life course; mentoring research studies and findings; commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States; reflections on youth violence trends over the past three decades; childhood exposure to crime, violence, and victimization in the United States; and girls' delinquency research. Registration information is available online.
Basic Child Sexual Abuse Forensic Interview Training: December 26, 2013
This training, offered by the CornerHouse Interagency Child Abuse Evaluation and Training Center teaches the CornerHouse Forensic Interview Protocol, which is appropriate for children, adolescents, and vulnerable adults involved in a sexual abuse investigation. Training methods include lecture and discussion, review of CornerHouse video-recorded interviews, skill-building exercises, and an interview practicum. The course is designed for teams of forensic interviewers, child protection workers, tribal social service investigators, law enforcement officers, and prosecuting attorneys. Courses are outcome based and include an exam upon completion. Registration information is available online.
Eighth Global Youth Justice Training Institute: December 35, 2013
Global Youth Justice will host its eighth Global Youth Justice Training Institute in Las Vegas, NV. Participants will learn how to establish or enhance local juvenile justice diversion programs—teen, peer, youth, and student courts and peer juries. Topics include training youth and adult volunteers, delivering quality community services and programs, conducting mock family intake meetings, identifying funding and resources, addressing legal and liability issues, creating partnerships with memorandums of understanding, evaluating programs, writing proposals, and identifying public and private resources. Registration information is available online.
Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases Workshop: December 811, 2013
The National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence, a partnership of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and Futures Without Violence, is offering this interactive workshop for new and experienced state, tribal, and territorial judges and judicial officers to enhance their skills in handling civil and criminal domestic violence cases. The workshop, which will be held in Santa Fe, NM, will cover a range of topics, including evaluating the impact of violence on adult victims and children who witness violence; resolving difficult evidentiary issues and applying an understanding of domestic violence to judicial fact finding; identifying and devising strategies for overcoming administrative and community barriers to achieving justice in domestic violence cases; and identifying potential biases that might influence courtroom demeanor, interpretation of facts, or decisionmaking in domestic violence cases. Participation is open to all state and tribal court judges and judicial officers, but priority will be given to judges from jurisdictions currently receiving particular OVW grants. The application is available online.
ZERO TO THREE's 28th National Training Institute: December 1114, 2013
The National Training Institute, to be held in San Antonio, TX, is ZERO TO THREE's annual multidisciplinary training event for experienced early childhood professionals. The institute has been developed to meet the learning and networking needs of those working with infants and toddlers in child welfare, early childhood education, early intervention, mental health, parent education, and pediatrics. Registration information is available online.
28th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment: January 2831, 2014
The objective of the San Diego International Conference is to develop and enhance professional skills and knowledge in the prevention, recognition, assessment, and treatment of all forms of child and family maltreatment, as well as to enhance investigative and legal skills. Topics to be highlighted include child fatality investigations, medical and legal issues associated with abusive head trauma, the latest in child brain research and the impact of toxic stress, corporal punishment, trauma-informed practice, and genetics. Registration is available online.
National Mentoring Summit: January 3031, 2014
MENTOR, along with OJJDP, the Corporation for National and Community Service, Harvard School of Public Health, and United Way, are organizing this summit. To be held in Arlington, VA, the event will focus on how evidence-based quality mentoring relationships help young people succeed at home, in school, and at work. Workshops and plenary sessions will demonstrate the many ways in which mentoring works to support positive youth outcomes by showcasing innovative program models, emerging research, and the nuances across diverse youth populations. Registration information is available online.