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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Conference Addresses Children’s Justice and Safety

October 7, 2011

October 12-14, 2011

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — More than 2,500 people are expected next week to attend the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) national conference, Children’s Justice and Safety: Unite, Build, Lead, October 12-14, 2011.

The conference will address:


    -- Anti-gang strategies                  -- Mentoring
                                              --Protecting and advocating for
    -- Children's exposure to violence        children
    -- Disproportionate minority contact     -- Putting research into practice
    --Emergency planning for juvenile
     facilities                              -- Substance abuse
    -- Girls on the margin                   -- Tribal youth issues
    -- Family and youth engagement           -- Truancy and dropping out
    -- Law enforcement partnerships          -- Youth in custody

On Friday, October 14, Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden; Attorney General Eric Holder; and Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson will deliver remarks on the importance of mentoring children of military families.

From October 12-14, conference speakers will include: R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy; James Cole, Deputy Attorney General; Thomas Perrelli, Associate Attorney General; Elizabeth Smart, missing children’s advocate; Joe Torre, Executive Director of the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation; and the Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., founder of Homeboy Industries. The conference agenda is available at: http://www.ojjdp.gov/2011conference/2011ConferenceProgram.pdf.

WHERE: Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, Maryland
OPEN PRESS

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
8:30 a.m. Conference Opening and Keynote Address
James Cole, Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 (continued)
8:30 a.m. Jeff Slowikowski, Acting Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Chaka Fattah, U.S. House of Representatives, (PA-02)

Christopher S. Murphy, U.S. House of Representatives, (CT-05)

9: 15 a.m. Keynote Address
Ernie Allen, President and CEO, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Elizabeth Smart, President, Elizabeth Smart Foundation

12:00 p.m. Luncheon Address
The Impact of Entertainment and Fashion on Young People
Sharon Cooper, M.D.

Thursday, October 13
8:30 a.m. The Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., Founder, Homeboy Industries

Robert C. Scott, U.S. House of Representatives, (VA-03)

Michael Bocian, Founding Partner, Gerstein Bocian Agne Strategies

12:00 p.m. Luncheon Address
Thomas Perrelli, Associate Attorney General, Department of Justice

Joe Torre, Executive Director, Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation

Friday, October 14, 2011
9:00 a.m. Town Hall: Children’s Justice and Safety: A Dialogue with Leaders of DOJ’s Program Offices
Facilitator: Laurie O. Robinson, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs

Presenters:
Denise O’Donnell, Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance

Dennis Greenhouse, Deputy Director, Office for Victims of Crime

Linda Baldwin, Director, Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking

Jeff Slowikowski, Acting Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Joshua A. Ederheimer, Principal Deputy Director, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services

Susan B. Carbon, Director, Office on Violence Against Women

Friday, October 14, 2011 (continued)
10:15 a.m. Remarks
R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy

11:00 a.m. Closing Remarks
Children’s Justice and Safety: A Partnership to Support Military Families

Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden

Eric Holder, Attorney General, Department of Justice

Laurie O. Robinson, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs

www.ojp.gov

SOURCE Department of Justice


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