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OJJDP News @ a Glance

This issue highlights OJJDP’s recognition of Second Chance Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month, family-based alternatives to sentencing, a youth who advocates for her peers in Washington, DC, and trainings in Indian country on strategic planning.
Message From the Acting Administrator
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Upcoming Events

Improving Youth Interactions Through Fair and Impartial Justice: April 11–12, 2022

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This virtual training, offered by the National Criminal Justice Training Center, is intended to help law enforcement professionals foster strong community relationships, enhance interactions with youth, and create effective interventions to divert youth at risk of justice system involvement. Registration information is available online.

Secondary Trauma and Traumatic Stress: Overview, Signs & Symptoms, & Wellness Tools & Techniques To Mitigate the Effects: April 13, 2022

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OJJDP and The Innocent Justice Foundation are hosting a six-part webinar series addressing secondary trauma and traumatic stress. It is designed to help law enforcement, prosecutors, and other investigative personnel identify, reduce, and address the traumatic impact of their work combating child sexual exploitation. This webinar, the fifth in the series, will focus on the behavioral signs and symptoms of stress. Attendees will learn about resilience and coping strategies to help combat traumatic stress and alleviate the effects of trauma. Registration information is available online. The sixth and final webinar, Secondary Trauma & Traumatic Stress: Worldview Signs and Symptoms and How to Mitigate, will be held on April 20, 2022.

Multidisciplinary Team Response to Child Sex Trafficking Online: May 2–5, 2022

This no-cost, virtual training, offered by the National Criminal Justice Training Center, is intended to improve multidisciplinary teams' responses to child sex trafficking cases. Attendees will also learn how to establish formal, multidisciplinary teams in their communities to respond effectively to the sex trafficking of children. Subject matter experts will work with teams to identify gaps and develop short- and long-term response plans. Registration information is available online. The training will also be offered June 20–23, 2022.

Date Created: April 6, 2022