Office of Justice Programs Weekly News Brief
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Office of Justice Programs:
OJJDP'S Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice Meeting Today–Acting Attorney General Mary Lou Leary, Office of Justice Programs, and Acting Administrator for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Melodee Hanes chaired the quarterly meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The Council, whose membership includes representatives from 12 federal agencies and nine practitioners, coordinates federal delinquency prevention programs, federal programs and activities that detain or care for unaccompanied juveniles, and federal programs relating to missing and exploited children. Featured speakers included Grace Bauer, co-director of Justice for Families; Shay Bilchik, director of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University; and Grace Warren, co-director of the National Parent Caucus.
- The Department of Justice's (DOJ) annual National Missing Children's Day commemoration, Wednesday, May 23, at DOJ's Great Hall, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. at 2 p.m. The event is open to the press. For more information, contact Starr Stepp, 202-514-9870.
- Registration for the 2012 National Institute of Justice's Conference, "Turning to Science – Enhancing Justice, Improving Safety and Reducing Costs," June 18 -20, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va., is now open. http://www.nijconference2012.com/
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