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Our Community, Our Responsibility - Waging Peace
The purpose of Items of Interest is to keep you up-to-date on local (Maryland) and national conferences and events; program and funding opportunities; opportunities for youth; calendars and news; and research and resources pertaining to the prevention of youth violence and positive youth development. Our most current Items of Interest can be viewed below. To see recent Items of Interest, please click here to view the 2009 archive.

June 14, 2010

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Of Special Note

  • Baltimore, MD: First Forum in a Series of Three - Juvenile Courts and School Safety: The Collaborative in Clayton County, Georgia. June 15, 2010, 10:00am at OSI-Baltimore, 201 North Charles Street, Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21201. This OSI-Baltimore event, which is cosponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is the first in a series of forums to examine various models of collaboration between law enforcement officials and public schools and their effect on school safety and student outcomes. RSVP to this event http://www.soros.org/initiatives/baltimore/events/juvenile-courts-school-safety-20100615/event_rsvputm_source=OSI-Baltimore&utm_campaign=abc00936b7-Juvenile_Courts_and_School_Safety_2010_05_28&utm_medium=email
  • Baltimore, MD: 2010 Eastern Regional Conference on After-School. June 16-17, 2010. More information at https://www.afterschoolinstitute.org/tasi/conference/default.aspx
  • Baltimore, MD: Youth Are the Future Summer Camp, the summer program held by Youth As Resources. This free program is for youth who will be entering grades 7-9 in the fall of 2010. Campers will learn leadership skills, grant-writing skills, team building skills, and how to become involved in their communities. Camp will be held Monday-Thursday 10:00 am- 3:00 pm at 1430 Carswell Street Baltimore, Maryland 21218. Camp starts on July 5, 2010 and ends July 29, 2010. For a camp application and further information, please contact the Executive Director of Youth As Resources Ms. Julie Reeder at (410)576-9551 or jreeder@bcf.org
  • “Breaking the Cycle” Radio Dialogue. June 13, 2010 2:00-4:00 p.m. Brother Bey, the founder of the Fraternal Order of X-Offenders, hosts a weekly radio show on W.O.L.B (1010 am) that presents community-based, ex-offender driven efforts in Baltimore and elsewhere that are helping to break the cycle of violence. The primary focus of the F.O.X.O.’s “Breaking The Cycle” Radio Dialogue is to extend discussion, increase consideration of community-driven alternatives, and initiate and expand the collective action needed to deter, decrease and prevent the pandemic of juvenile delinquency and adult criminality gripping Baltimore and many other communities. The radio show provides a voice to those attempting to change their thinking and behaviors, informing ex-offenders, their families, and others of opportunities, increasing access to strategies that work, and exposing those that don’t. You are invited to call in to the radio program at 410-481-1010. To learn more about FOXO, visit their website at hhtp://www.foxo.us or email Brother Bey at thinkingisdestiny@yahoo.com or call 410-262-4456. Information about the new FOXO training DVD: The Psychology and Sociology of Criminology also is available on the website http://www.foxo.us.
  • National Night Out Event. August 2nd 2012 6pm. Your presence is requested to join with other residents and stakeholders of Southeast  Baltimore to take back the streets.Safe Streets East and Banner Neighborhoods Community Corporation join with the communties of McElderry Park, C.A.R.E., and United at Library Square for a National Night Out event. Come exhibit the power of community collaboration.The event will take place on Monday, August 2nd (the day before the National date) starting at 6pm in Banner Neighborhoods' yard, 2900 E. Fayette Street. We will kick off the event at 6pm with inspiring words from guest speakers then participate in a community walk between Linwood & Lakewood Aves. The night will end back at Banner Neighborhoods' yard with refreshments and more time for participants to visit local partners who have set out resources about the services they provide. The event will culminate with anti-drug/crime performances by youth groups. We hope to see you there. 

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New Events/Conferences/Training

1. Baltimore, MD: Youth Are the Future Summer Camp, the summer program held by Youth As Resources. This free program is for youth who will be entering grades 7-9 in the fall of 2010. Campers will learn leadership skills, grant-writing skills, team building skills, and how to become involved in their communities. Camp will be held Monday-Thursday 10:00 am- 3:00 pm at 1430 Carswell Street Baltimore, Maryland 21218. Camp starts on July 5, 2010 and ends July 29, 2010. For a camp application and further information, please contact the Executive Director of Youth As Resources Ms. Julie Reeder at (410)576-9551 or jreeder@bcf.org
2. Partners in Play: A Forum on the Role of Play in Promoting Child Health and Well-being. June 29, 2010 9:00am, Port Discovery Children’s Museum, 35 Market Place, Inner Harbor Baltimore, Maryland 21202. Sponsored by Playworks Baltimore, Port Discovery Children’s Museum, and The Open Society Institute-Baltimore. For more information visit http://www.portdiscovery.org/utm_source=OSI-Baltimore&utm_campaign=6377b82b5c-Join_us_for_a_forum_on_play6_10_2010&utm_medium=email#educators_resources
3. Fort Myers, FL: National Forum on Criminal Justice & Public Safety. August 1-3, 2010. For further information, please visit
http://www.national-forum.net/index.html
4. Dallas, TX: 22nd Annual Crimes Against Children Conference. August 9-12, 2010. For more information, please visit http://www.cacconference.org/dcac/default.aspx

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Upcoming Events/Conferences/Training

5. Cape Cod, MA: The 1st Annual Global Youth Justice Institute. June 15-17, 2010. For more information and to register for this event, please visit http://www.globalyouthjustice.org/Training_and_Events.html

6. Webinar: Extending the “We Can Help Us” Teen Suicide Prevention Campaign into Your Community. June 16, 2010, 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET. This webinar, from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, is designed to inform prevention practitioners (including Garrett Lee Smith grantees, state and local suicide prevention coordinators, and other suicide prevention constituents) about accessing and leveraging campaign materials and resources to advance teen suicide prevention efforts in their communities. Register online http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NQJNVVP

7. Washington, DC: American Constitution Society National Convention. June 17-19, 2010. For more information, please visit http://www.acslaw.org/.

8. Charlotte, NC: A cognitive-behavioral approach for facilitating change in client supervision and treatment. June 21-23, 2010. More information at http://www.joyfields.org/trn/cj/cbt.html

9. San Antonio, TX: 4th Annual National Conference: Girl Bullying & Other Forms of Relational Aggression. June 25-27, 2010. For more information, visit http://www.stopgirlbullying.com/index.html

10. Rapid City, SD: Reclaiming Youth Conference. June 26, 2010. For more information and to register for this event, please visit http://www.reclaiming.com/content/

11. New York, NY: Corporation for National and Community Service. National Conference on Volunteering and Service. June 28-30, 2010. To obtain additional information, visit: http://www.volunteeringandservice.org/

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Reports, Research and Recent Publications

12. Baltimore Behind Bars: How to Reduce the Jail Population, Save Money and Improve Public Safety. From the Justice Policy Institute, this report details Baltimore’s complex system of city policing practices and court and bail processes that contribute to a high percentage of city residents being detained in the jail, often unnecessarily. The report also finds that the courts are clogged with too many cases, which further contributes to people being held pre-trial for extended periods of time. http://www.justicepolicy.org/index.htm

13. Suitability of Assessment Instruments for Delinquent Girls. This bulletin, a part of the Girl’s Study Group Series, examines whether current risk-assessment and treatment-focused instruments are appropriate for use with girls, while providing guidance to practitioners on how to select instruments for use. http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/226531.pdf [source: OJJDP]

14.  "The Case Against Summer Vacation." TIME’s August 2nd cover story, “The Case Against Summer Vacation” focuses on the work of the National Summer Learning Association. The attached article is a seven page expose on summer learning loss, and as importantly, a showcase for several impressive examples of programs making a difference for the kids who need it most. This is certainly the most comprehensive, widely distributed piece on thework of the National Summer Learning Association to date.  Editor-at-large David Von Drehle thoughtfully researched the issue, and reached out to experience some of the innovative solutions our field is creating to make summer learning interesting and engaging for young people. https://jhem.johnshopkins.edu/attach/TIME%20Magazine.pdf?sid=VQfz/7msYss&mbox=INBOX&uid=2796&number=6&filename=TIME%20Magazine.pdf
 

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Resources

15. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)-Led Working Group to Offer Guidance in Developing Disaster Plans for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System. OJJDP is partnering with the National Commission on Children and Disasters to explore creative ways to support state planning activities pertaining to disaster preparedness of youth-serving systems across the nation. The working group is preparing a guidance document that will assist decisionmakers in developing plans to ensure the safety and well-being of youth in custody in the event of a disaster. Learn more at http://www.ncjrs.gov/html/ojjdp/news_at_glance/230172/sf_2.html

16. Juvenile Information Sharing. The Information Sharing to Prevent Juvenile Delinquency: a Training and Technical Assistance Project works with juvenile justice, youth services, and community leaders to effectively coordinate multiple services, and to foster informed decision-making regarding juveniles, whether in the justice, education, health or welfare contexts. Based on a national survey of the status of cross agency information regarding youth, and focus groups’ assessment, CND initiated Juvenile Information Sharing (JIS) as a foundation for training curricula. http://www.juvenileis.org/ [source: OJJDP News]

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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

17. PBIS Maryland Events http://www.pbismaryland.org/

**Secondary New Team Training – July 13-14, 2010
**Elementary New Team Training – July 15-16, 2010
**Baltimore County Returning Team Training – July 20, 21, & 25, 2010
**Coaches Meeting – July 22, 2010

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Funding Opportunities/Scholarships/Awards

18. Nestlé USA Very Best in Youth Program honors young people ages 13 to 18 who have excelled in school and who are making their community and the world a better place. Deadline: November 1, 2010. http://verybestinyouth.nestleusa.com/About/Default.aspx [source: Public Education Network]

19. Reducing Risk Behaviors by Promoting Positive Youth Development. This purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to encourage Research Project Grant applications from institutions/ organizations that propose to enhance our understanding of effective positive youth development programs and the mechanisms responsible for positive health and developmental outcomes. http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-241.html [source: The Partnership Center]

20. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has announced the following fiscal year (FY) 2010 funding opportunities:
Evaluations of Girls' Delinquency Programs http://ojjdp.ncjrs.gov/funding/FundingDetail.aspfi=204
Field Initiated Research and Evaluation Program http://ojjdp.ncjrs.gov/funding/FundingDetail.aspfi=205
National Juvenile Justice Data Analysis Program http://ojjdp.ncjrs.gov/funding/FundingDetail.aspfi=207
National Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center. http://www.ojjdp.ncjrs.gov/funding/FundingDetail.aspfi=208

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Job and Volunteer Opportunities

21. The Family League of Baltimore City, Inc is Looking for a Youth Services Intern. The Youth Services Intern will be assigned to support the Community Schools and Out of School Time Initiatives. These Initiatives of the Family League fund 50+ nonprofits in Baltimore City to provide services to youth throughout the year. This is an unpaid internship. A $15 a day stipend will be given for 8 hours of work to cover incidentals. Applicant must: have interest in the nonprofit sector, youth and family services, capacity building, and funding/grants management; be proficient with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel. Experience with databases and social networking; have a degree or in school currently in the following fields: Social Work, human services, education, or related field. To apply, send resume with cover letter to Kate Scherr at kscherr@flbcinc.org. Explain in cover letter why this internship is a good fit for your skills, experience, and educational and professional pursuits. [source: SOURCE]

22. Governmental Affairs Associate/Director - Campaign for Youth Justice. The Governmental Affairs Associate/Director will develop and manage CFYJ’s federal legislative and administrative agenda, coordinate and strategize with other national juvenile justice organizations, monitor federal juvenile justice legislation, and serve as the main liaison with Congress, the federal executive branch, and with CFYJ’s state-based campaigns on legislative and regulatory issues. Deadline to apply June 18th. Further details at http://njjn.org/media/resources/public/resource_1608.pdf [source: National Juvenile Justice Network]

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Previously Posted Events, Conferences and Training Opportunities

  • Honolulu, HI: International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. September 26-29, 2010. For more information and to register for this event, please visit http://www.ispcan.org/congress2010/
  • Baltimore, MD: Quality Healthcare for Culturally Diverse Populations. October 18-21, 2010. For more information and to register for this event, please visit this link.
  • Puerto Rico: The IV World Congress on Child and Adolescent Rights. November 15-18, 2010. The central theme of the IV World Congress is "The Best Interest of Children and Adolescents: Well-Being and Development in the New World Economic Order." The program will be structured around six general thematic areas: poverty, education, health, participation, identity, and violence. More information can be found by clicking here.

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