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Teen Dating Violence Month
February is Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month. This annual observance is an opportunity to combat the dangerous repercussions of teen dating violence for young people, their families, and their communities. More information on resources for victims and teen dating violence research is available online.
Supporting Crime Victims with Disabilities
On March 29–31, 2011, in Kansas City, Missouri, the OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center will host training on supporting crime victims with disabilities. Topics will include applicable laws and reporting requirements, as well as communication challenges and multidisciplinary collaboration. Registration is open and available online.
International Family Justice Center Conference
The Family Justice Center Alliance will host the 11th Annual International Family Justice Center Conference April 5–7, 2011 in San Diego, California. This conference will feature discussions of issues related to handling domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse, and stalking cases using a Family Justice Center model. Online registration is available.
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
On April 7, 2011, OVC will kick off National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) with an Observance and Candlelight Ceremony in Washington, D.C. The event will be followed by the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony on April 8, 2011. NCVRW will be observed nationwide April 10–16, 2011. The theme for this year’s event is "Reshaping the Future, Honoring the Past." Additional information is available online. To receive e-mail updates on events and resource materials, please join the mailing list.
Crime Mapping Research Conference
On April 13–15, 2011, NIJ will host the 11th Crime Mapping Research Conference in Miami, Florida. Pre-conference workshops will be held April 11–12. This event will showcase a range of research findings, practical applications, technology demonstrations, and policy results. Online registration is now open.
National Gang Symposium
The 2011 National Gang Symposium, "Progress Through Partnerships," will take place June 7–10, 2011, in Orlando, Florida. OJJDP, BJA, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and the National Gang Center will sponsor the conference, which will focus on successful gang-related programs and gang reduction strategies. Additional information and registration details are available online.
On June 20–22, 2011, NIJ will host its annual conference in Arlington, Virginia. For more than a decade, the NIJ conference has brought together criminal justice scholars, policymakers, and practitioners at the local, state, and federal levels to share the most recent findings from research and technology. Registration is free and available online.
Financial Management Training Seminars
OJP‘s Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) offers 2-day financial management training seminars throughout the country for individuals responsible for the financial administration of discretionary or formula grants.
Registration is currently open for several seminars in 2011. The full list of 2011 trainings is available online.
OJP’s Web site includes a complete listing of all open solicitations. Just click on Funding at the top of the site to review all funding opportunities. Don’t forget to check the Web site regularly for updates.
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