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Thursday, July 3, 2008

DCJS Virginia School & Campus Safety Training Forum

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services' Virginia Center for School Safety is pleased to announce the 2008 Virginia School and Campus Safety Training Forum.

The 2008 Virginia School and Campus Safety Training Forum will follow the format of our annual School Safety Conference of previous years, but seeks to also include those involved with safety and security on Virginia's college and university campuses. We are anticipating more than 700 school and campus safety practitioners in attendance at this annual event.

The conference will be held August 5-6, 2008 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center located at 1610 Coliseum Drive in Hampton, Virginia. A lovely 295-suite John Q. Hammons Embassy Suites Hotel connects to the convention center by covered walkway. In addition to the Embassy Suites, there are several other hotels located within walking distance or a short drive from the convention center.

Keynote addresses will include:

* The Ultimate Backup: Saving Law Enforcement Families (Dr. James Reese)
* Lessons Learned from Virginia Tech: A Collaborative Approach to Prevention and Response
* The State of School Safety in Virginia (Dr. Peter Sheras)
* Breaking the Cycle: Violence Prevention in Schools and Communities
* The Adolescent Brain (Karen Williams)
* Overcoming the Risk Factors for Gang Involvement (Terry Thornberry)
* Voices: A Multi-Media Production on Underage Drinking and Teen Driving Safety
* Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): Information Sharing and School and Campus Safety
....and much more. Information and Registration is available at:

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