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Registration Now OPEN for Georgetown Conference on At-Risk Children and Youth
by SHAY BILCHIK

Georgetown University, the Georgetown Public Policy Institute (GPPI), and the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the inaugural Georgetown Public Policy Institute LEAD Conference (Leadership. Evidence. Analysis. Debate.): Positive Outcomes for At-Risk Children and Youth: Improving Lives Through Practice and System Reform.

The Georgetown Public Policy Institute LEAD Conference is an annual national event that brings together experts and key stakeholders to examine a particular policy challenge and discuss potential solutions. This year’s inaugural event will invite attendees to explore the following issues related to at-risk children and youth:

  • What do children and youth need to develop into healthy, happy, and productive individuals?
  • When children or youth are abused, drop out of school, commit a crime, or suffer from behavioral or mental health problems, what interventions can help them get back on the path towards positive life outcomes?
  • What are the necessary systemic changes that can help improve outcomes for at-risk children and youth?

This two-day conference will address these questions and more by presenting policies and practices that can be brought together in a comprehensive way to support the healthy development of this vulnerable population. We encourage anyone who is interested in improving the outcomes for at-risk children and youth to attend. Policymakers, practitioners, researchers, foundation representatives, students, teachers, community leaders, and more will all benefit from this opportunity to hear from leading experts, network with other professionals, and participate as a part of an ongoing national dialogue.

Positive Outcomes for At-Risk Children and Youth: Improving Lives Through Practice and System Reform
January 24-25, 2013
Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center
Washington, D.C.

For additional information and to REGISTER NOW, please visit the conference website at http://gppi.georgetown.edu/leadconference. Note that the early registration discount ends on November 16, 2012.

Inquiries may be directed to leadconference@georgetown.edu.


juvenile-justice-reform-disproprotionality_Shay-Bilchik-photoShay Bilchik is the founder and Director of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute. The Center’s purpose is to focus the nation’s public agency leaders, across systems of care and levels of government, on the key components of a strong juvenile justice reform agenda.
 
Prior to joining the Institute, Mr. Bilchik was the President and CEO of the Child Welfare League of America for seven years. Before that, he headed up the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in the U.S. Department of Justice, where he advocated for and supported a balanced and multi-systems approach to attacking juvenile crime and addressing child victimization.