September | October 2016

Upcoming Events

International Bullying Prevention Conference: November 6–8, 2016

International Bullying Prevention Association logoSponsored by the International Bullying Prevention Association, this conference will take place in New Orleans, LA. The conference, designed for advocates working to reduce incidents of bullying in their schools and communities, will feature sessions on cyberbullying, restorative practices, trauma-informed strategies, identity-based bullying, and the legal aspects of bullying prevention. Student-led sessions will also be offered throughout the conference. Registration information is available online.

National Conference on School Discipline: November 11–13, 2016

This event, to be held in Toronto, Canada, will offer presentations on evidence-based programs as well as promising new approaches developed by practitioners in the area of school discipline. Topics covered during the conference will include supportive, nonexclusionary disciplinary practices; updated tools and strategies for behavior interventions; insights for school administrators from nationally acclaimed programs; working with minority students; legal issues for educators; and ensuring equity in disciplinary practices. Registration information is available online.

Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Fall Meeting: November 15, 2016

Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency  Prevention sealThe Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention will meet on November 15, 2016, in Washington, DC. The agenda will include presentations on and discussion of federal cross-agency programmatic sustainability, and council member announcements. Visit the website to register by November 8, learn more about the council, and read minutes from past meetings.

Institute for Police-Youth Engagement: November 15–17, 2016

Sponsored by OJJDP, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Coalition for Juvenile Justice, this 3-day training institute is designed to immerse law enforcement leaders in best practices and innovative approaches on how to improve interactions between youth and law enforcement while effectively contributing to juvenile justice reform. Topics include Adolescent Development and the Effects on Policing; Children Exposed to Violence; Implicit Bias and Disproportionate Minority Contact; Law Enforcement and School Collaborations; The Police Leader’s Role in Advocating for Youth; and Needs Assessment, Collaboration, and Action Planning. The institute will take place in Louisville, KY. More information is available online.

American Society of Criminology Meeting: November 16–19, 2016

The theme for the American Society of Criminology’s (ASC's) 2016 meeting, to be held in New Orleans, LA, is “The Many Colors of Crime and Justice.” ASC is the largest professional criminological society in the world and includes practitioners, academicians, and students in the fields of criminal justice and criminology. Read the article “OJJDP Research To Be Highlighted at American Society of Criminology Meeting” for information on sessions highlighting OJJDP-funded research at this conference. The preliminary program and registration information are available online.

National Disproportionate Minority Contact Conference: December 4–6, 2016

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice is hosting its 2016 National Disproportionate Minority Contact Conference in Baltimore, MD. The event theme is "Confronting the Crisis: Creating Pathways to a More Equitable Juvenile Justice System." Sessions will explore what other communities can learn from recent events in Baltimore, the role of state and local entities, how communities can take action and gain buy-in for true change, and the importance of youth engagement. Registration information is available online.

ZERO TO THREE’s Annual Conference: December 7–9, 2016

Zero to Three logoZERO TO THREE's annual event for early childhood professionals will take place in New Orleans, LA. The conference 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.

Children’s Law Institute: January 11–13, 2017

The Children’s Law Institute, hosted by New Mexico State University’s Southwest Region National Child Protection Training Center, is a multidisciplinary conference that addresses important issues in child welfare and juvenile justice. The institute, which will take place in Albuquerque, NM, will provide educators, child welfare workers, judges, lawyers, juvenile justice personnel, child advocates, and others stakeholders with up-to-date information on the law, best practices, and changing trends locally and nationally, as well as opportunities to network and share information. Registration information is available online.

San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment: January 31–February 3, 2017

The objective of the San Diego International Conference—sponsored by the Chadwick Center for Children and Families —is to develop and enhance professionals' skills and knowledge in the prevention, recognition, assessment, and treatment of all forms of child and family maltreatment as well as enhancing investigative and legal skills. Topics include mental health and trauma counseling, forensic interviewing, child welfare, and substance abuse. Learn more from the conference brochure.

National Mentoring Summit: February 1–3, 2017

National Mentoring Summit logoConvened by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, this annual event, to be held in Washington, DC, will bring together practitioners, researchers, corporate partners, government and civic leaders, national youth-serving organizations, and the network of affiliate Mentoring Partnerships to explore and advance mentoring’s positive impact on individuals and communities. The theme for this year’s summit is “Building Relationships, Advancing the Movement.” Registration information is available online.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America National Leadership Forum and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 13th Prevention Day: February 6–9, 2017

"Engineering Healthy Communities," the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s National Leadership Forum, will take place in National Harbor, MD. The forum will provide opportunities for attendees to learn the latest strategies to fight substance abuse and hear from nationally known prevention experts, federal administrators, and policymakers. Sessions will focus on making positive systematic progress, learning from theory about what works, implementing those practices in a comprehensive manner, and resolving substance abuse problems. Registration information is available online.

National Conference on Juvenile Justice: February 12–15, 2017

National Conference on Juvenile JusticeThe National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ annual conference will take place in New York, NY. Topics include alternatives to detention, trauma-informed justice, crossover youth, dating violence, ending solitary confinement, recidivism, disproportionate minority contact, sex trafficking of minors, juvenile drug courts, and runaways and the Interstate Compact for Juveniles. Registration information is available online.

33rd International Symposium on Child Abuse: March 27–30, 2017

National Children Advocacy CenterThe National Children’s Advocacy Center will host its 33rd International Symposium on Child Abuse in Huntsville, AL. This conference will offer more than 130 workshops. Sessions will address topics such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, exposure to violence, polyvictimization, exploitation, intervention, trafficking, and prevention. More information about the symposium is available online.

17th Annual International Family Justice Conference: April 4–6, 2017

The Family Justice Center Alliance will host its annual conference in Milwaukee, WI. This event includes training and interactive peer-to-peer discussions on issues related to the handling of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse, and stalking cases with special focus on law enforcement response, criminal prosecution, civil legal assistance, and advocacy. The Alliance welcomes law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, shelter staff, community-based victim advocates, and all others interested in the future of family violence intervention and prevention. More information about this conference is available online.