Juvenile Justice and Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Funding: Trainings Galore!

juvenile-justice-system-trainings-Georgia-classroom-1940sSeems to be the season for training folks in the juvenile justice system:

  • The National Partnership for Juvenile Services is hosting a national symposium on juvenile services entitled "Representing America’s Youth:
    Transforming the Field of Juvenile Services," in Indiananopolis, October 11-14. Agenda topics include:
    • Juvenile Detention & Corrections
    • Education of Youth in Confinement
    • Community-Based & Residential Care
    • Presentation Skills & Training Techniques
    • Critical Issues
  • The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA) are sponsoring the BJS/JRSA 2009 National Conference on October 22-23, in St. Louis, MO. Conference sessions will cover such topics as domestic violence, gangs, recidivism, reentry, substance abuse, tribal data, and victimization, among others. If you're interested in improving data collection and evaluation in the juvenile justice field, don't miss this conference.

Looking ahead, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) plans to offer its Addictions Studies Program (ASP) for high-level state decision-makers again in 2010, funding permitting.
According to the press release I received from the Treatment Research Institute reporting on the 2009 event,  "ASP is a NIDA-funded educational series bringing cutting-edge, policy relevant research findings to help states develop effective drug and alcohol programs.  The program is co-directed by the Wake Forest School of Medicine (Wake Forest) and National Families in Action (NFIA), with the National Conference of State Legislatures and Treatment Research Institute."
Look for information early next year on the 2010 Addictions Studies Program and info on past trainings here.

Updated: February 08 2018