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Friday, May 9, 2008

Juvenile Justice Conference

Making a Difference in Juvenile Justice
Sponsored by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice

Make plans now to attend this year's Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Conference at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, June 19-20, 2008. Instead of focusing on cutting edge trends in juvenile justice research and practices, as we have in the past, this year's conference will provide in-depth training on every day challenges for those who work with youth.

Topics for this year's conference include:
Working with Highly Resistant Youth: Dr. Clifton Mitchell will provide attendees with strategies to manage today's population of youth who are resistant to behavioral intervention.

Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI) in Virginia: This training on a national initiative with local success demonstrates how you can use existing resources to bring winning strategies to your community.

Ruby Payne's Bridges out of Poverty: Officer Darryl Hunter will provide a basic understanding of the nature of poverty to include some hidden rules and generational stories to help attendees deal with kids exhibiting risky behaviors due to their situational poverty.

Mental Health in the Juvenile Justice System: A national look at resources available for use in your communities that foster collaborative approaches to decriminalizing children in need of mental health services.

Attendees requiring overnight lodging should contact the Embassy Suites directly at (757) 827-8200 or (800) EMBASSY to make lodging arrangements.
Lodging arrangements may also be made online at www.hamptonroadsconventioncenter.embassysuites.com
Please mention or enter Group Code JJD to receive the conference rate of $75.00, plus tax. Reservations must be made by May 30, 2008.

Conference registration is $25 per day. A late fee of $15.00 will be charged for those payments not received before the conference.

For more information please contact Ashaki McNeil, DCJS, Program Analyst at
(804) 225-4329 or ashaki.mcneil@dcjs.virginia.gov or visit our website at www.dcjs.virginia.gov.

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