Explore Juvenile Victimization, Prevention Strategies at UMSL Youth Violence Prevention Conference

International experts will explore topics including Gangs on the Internet, Code of the Street, Project CeaseFire, and the Missouri Model
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March 15, 2012 - PRLog -- ST. LOUIS – The University of Missouri–St. Louis Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, along with the Division of Continuing Education and the Des Lee Collaborative Vision, presents the 11th Annual Youth Violence Prevention Conference. Speakers and guests will gather at UMSL’s J.C. Penney Conference Center on Thursday, April 5, 2012, to examine juvenile victimization and prevention strategies.

Research findings from St. Louis and other cities will identify the level and type of victimizations occurring both in the community and in schools. Evidence-based policies and programs for violence reduction will also be discussed.

International experts on Disproportionate Minority Contact and juvenile justice processing will speak on topics ranging from police contact, juvenile competence and culpability, and federal guidelines to address disproportionate minority contact.

This year’s main topics include: Gangs on the Internet, Code of the Street, Project CeaseFire, and The Missouri Model.

Attendance is beneficial for professionals who work with at-risk youth, teachers, counselors, public health workers, probation officers, youth advocates, law enforcement officers, students, and anyone interested in the welfare of children and youth.

The conference begins at 8:00 a.m., April 5, with registration and a continental breakfast. Speakers will address the group throughout the day, with a couple of breaks and lunch. The program concludes with a social hour starting at 3:00 p.m. A $35 registration fee includes admittance to the program, breakfast and lunch.

For a full schedule of events and to register for the conference, please visit the http://umslce.org/index.php/youth-violence-prevention-con... website or call (314) 516-5974.

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