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National Mentoring Month
January is National Mentoring Month, a time to celebrate the responsible adults who serve as role models for countless children throughout the country. Through various programs and grant opportunities, OJJDP is guiding the development of mentoring programs and offering financial support. More information on OJJDP’s mentoring initiatives is available online.
Stalking Awareness Month
Stalking Awareness Month, observed every January, is an opportunity to spotlight the serious nature of stalking and enhance efforts to combat it. An estimated 3.4 million adults in the United States are the victims of stalking every year, according to a report by BJS.
Human Trafficking Prevention Month
January is also National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and February 1 is National Freedom Day. More information about OJP’s efforts to combat human trafficking is available online.
5th Annual Gang Training Conference
The 5th Annual Gang Training Conference will be held on March 6–9, 2011, in Annapolis, Maryland. This training is restricted to sworn law enforcement officers, corrections officers, and other criminal justice professionals. Additional information is available online.
2011 National Victim Assistance Academy
The Office for Victims of Crime invites professionals who assist victims and survivors of crime in the United States to attend the National Victim Assistance Academy. This skill-based classroom training will be held on March 14–18, 2011, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Application information is available online.
30th Annual National CASA Conference
The National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) 30th annual conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois, on March 19–22, 2011. The conference will feature a wide range of workshops and general sessions to enhance the skills and knowledge of professionals working to help children and youth in the dependency system. To register online, go to the CASA Web site.
National Conference on Juvenile and Family Law
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has scheduled its national conference for March 27–30, 2011, in Reno, Nevada. The conference will address a wide range of topics, including child abuse and neglect, mental health, delinquency, family law, domestic violence, and substance abuse. To register online, visit the NCJFCJ Web site.
27th National Symposium on Child Abuse
The National Symposium on Child Abuse will take place on March 28–31, 2011, in Huntsville, Alabama. Workshop tracks are designed specifically for professionals in the areas of administration, child protective services, interviewing, law enforcement, law, medicine, mental health, prevention, victim advocacy, and wellness. To register online, visit the National Children’s Alliance Web site.
Crime Mapping Research Conference
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Crime Mapping Research Conference will be held on April 13–15, 2011, in Miami, Florida. This conference, which brings together researchers and practitioners, is focused on crime, criminal justice, and public safety and their effect on geographical places. Registration is free and will open in mid-January. More information is available online.
2011 NIJ Conference
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 will open in February 2011. More information 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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