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JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF YOUTH VIOLENCE:

 ITEMS OF INTEREST

OUR COMMUNITY, OUR RESPONSIBILITY, WAGING PEACE

December 11, 2011

 
Of Special Note
 
  • Wide Angle Youth Media - Spring 2012 Internships: Administrative and Teaching Internships Available. Wide Angle Youth Media trains middle- and high-school students in Baltimore to create media about their lives and communities.  Founded in 2000, Wide Angle has worked with over 1,800 young people to create more than 75 videos about local community issues.  Wide Angle is seeking several interns for the Spring 2012 semester.  College credit is available.  Interning at Wide Angle is a great opportunity to work closely with a small, dedicated group of youth media educators and to learn more about youth media as a tool for social justice.  For more information, visit http://www.wideanglemedia.org or watch our videos at http://vimeo.com/wideanglemedia. Submit a cover letter, resume and work sample (if available) to info@wideanglemedia.org. Applications will be accepted until the positions fill. 

  • Baltimore, MD: Brown Bag Lunch Event - Charter Schools at '20':  Past, Present and Future. December 12, 2011, 12:00 – 1:00 P.M., Education Building Room 114, 2800 North Charles Street. Peter Groff, president and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, will discuss the current status and future impact and challenges of charter schools across the nation.

  • Baltimore, MD: Just Kids Partnership Legislative Training. December 12, 2011, 4:00 – 6:00 P.M., Public Justice Center, One North Charles St., Suite 200, Baltimore. Join the Care Alliance of Youth Leaders to learn how a bill becomes a law. Youth advocates from all over the city are invited. This is a great opportunity to network with other youth advocates and have fun while learning. Hosted by University of Maryland law professor Terry Hickey. For more information, please call Rashad 410-706-3940.

  • Baltimore, MD: A Mother’s Cry presents A Christmas Gathering of Love.  December 17, 2011, 12:00 – 4:00 P.M., Johns Hopkins Hospital- Turner Concourse, Rutland Ave. & Monument St. Supporting mothers who have lost children to violence. The first 100 mothers will receive a free ham or turkey. For more information and to RSVP, contact Millie Brown, (443) 760-8453 or mbrown8@jhmi.edu 

  •  “Breaking the Cycle” Radio Dialogue. Brother Bey, the founder of the Fraternal Order of X-Offenders, hosts a weekly radio show on W.O.L.B (1010 am) on Sundays from 2:00- 4:00 P.M. 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.

Quick Glance at this week’s Items of Interest

New Events/Conferences/Trainings

1. Evidence-Based Practices of Community Supervision: Part II, What Works in Parole Supervision. December 13, 2011

2. Webinar: Unraveling Myths Around Federal Reentry Policies that Affect Your Clients. December 20, 2011

3. The Contagion of Violence - A Workshop. April 30, 2012 - May 1, 2012

Up-Coming Events/Conference/Trainings

4. Webinar: Using Data to Identify Programmatic Interventions. December 14, 2011

5. Baltimore, MD: Operation: UPlift Charity & Donation Drive. December 14, 2011

6. Webinar: Improving the Health Outcomes for Vulnerable Youth: An Urgent Matter. December 15, 2011

7. Rockville, MD: 2012 Maryland Out of School Time Leadership Summit. January 5-6, 2012

Reports, Research & Recent Publications

8. Notorious to Notable: The Crucial Role of the Philanthropic Community in Transforming the Juvenile Justice System in Washington, D.C.

9. The Power of Advocacy

Resources

10. Materials from the OJJDP National Conference Now Available

11. New FERPA Regulations

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

12. PBIS Maryland Events

Funding Opportunities/Scholarships/Awards

13. Baltimore City Youth Commission

14. Support for Social Justice Efforts - The Norman Foundation

15. The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award

Job & Volunteer Opportunities

16. Washington, DC: Communications Specialist - The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth

17. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute Seeks Program Coordinator

Previously Posted Events/Conferences/Training

New Events/Conferences/Trainings

1. Evidence-Based Practices of Community Supervision: Part II, What Works in Parole Supervision. December 13, 2011 2:00 P.M. EST. The webinar will highlight what works in the parole supervision process. Presenters will focus specifically on reentry from prison to the community. They will explain how paroling authorities can incorporate the use of EBPs into their reentry strategies, citing examples and success stories from their respective jurisdictions. https://justicecenter.webex.com/mw0306ld/mywebex/default.do;jsessionid=vLyZTlBB0w1zhJpXMY62pY47QRMB6tn7GpSvx3VBCppLLxQnRbW7!1628082917?nomenu=true&siteurl=justicecenter&service=6&rnd=0.5397135682183812&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fjusticecenter.webex.com%2Fec0605ld%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26confViewID%3D270566490%26siteurl%3Djusticecenter%26%26%26

2. Webinar: Unraveling Myths Around Federal Reentry Policies that Affect Your Clients. December 20, 2011 2:00 – 3:30 P.M. EST. Practitioners who work with people returning from prison and jail are often confused by the various federal policies that affect their clients’ access to benefits, job opportunities, housing, financial obligations, and more. This webinar will provide the opportunity to hear federal officials dispel myths and explain the facts about federal policies pertaining to the reentry population. Register online https://justicecenter.webex.com/mw0306ld/mywebex/default.do;jsessionid=NxQzTkcbT8yBfGndYk5jlysThb8Sb2YPJT5nJyX1tLdtV3r4pc05!-1813650264?nomenu=true&siteurl=justicecenter&service=6&rnd=0.9579345840490423&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fjusticecenter.webex.com%2Fec0605ld%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26confViewID%3D270641270%26siteurl%3Djusticecenter%26%26%26

3. The Contagion of Violence - A Workshop.April 30, 2012 - May 1, 2012, 8:00 A.M. EST. For more information on this Institute of Medicine workshop, please visit http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Global/ViolenceForum/2012-APR-30.aspx

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Up-Coming Events/Conference/Trainings

4. Webinar: Using Data to Identify Programmatic Interventions. December 14, 2011, 4:00-5:30 P.M., EST & Dec. 15, 2011, 11:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M., EST. Dr. David Osher, Vice-President of Human and Social Development at the American Institutes for Research and Principal Investigator for the S3 Center, will discuss how to use school climate data to identify needs, select evidence based programs that can address these needs, and make sure that the programs that are selected can be implemented effectively within a school or district. For further information and to register, please visit http://safesupportiveschools.ed.gov/index.php?id=9&eid=1502

5. Baltimore, MD: class="calendardate1"Operation: UPlift Charity & Donation Drive. December 14, 2011, 6:00- 9:00 P.M., Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore, 635 West Lexington Street. class="normal112"This event is the kick off to building the empire for Operation: UPlift, which focuses on mentoring and motivating youth and young adults as well as helping them to create a better tomorrow for themselves. Will you join us in helping families in our community and providing a home away from home for seriously ill children? You may donate items needed at Ronald McDonald House or adopt a family for a night for $15. This covers the cost of a visit for a family who may be financially unstable. Please R.S.V.P by Friday, December 9 via email to operationuplift1@gmail.com class="normal112" or 443-825-6900. class="normal112"[source: Office of Baltimore City Council President]

 

6. Webinar: Improving the Health Outcomes for Vulnerable Youth: An Urgent Matter. December 15, 2011. This webinar will explore the critical health and mental health needs of children and adolescents in the foster care and juvenile justice systems, as well as steps foundations can take to address these needs at the local, state and national levels. Presented by Grantmakers for Children, Youth, & Families (GCYF). Event is free for GCYF members, $40 for non-members. http://www.gcyf.org/events/event_details.asp?id=195325

7. Rockville, MD: 2012 Maryland Out of School Time Leadership Summit. January 5-6, 2012. More information and registration at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=oal6azbab&oeidk=a07e48kus946c48ed0b&oseq=a01sqet905pv7

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REPORTS, RESEARCH & RECENT PUBLICATIONS

8. Notorious to Notable: The Crucial Role of the Philanthropic Community in Transforming the Juvenile Justice System in Washington, D.C.  From The Campaign for Youth Justice. This report documents the transformation of Washington D.C.'s broken juvenile justice system into an effective system that keeps most youth in the community. http://www.njjn.org/uploads/digital_library/CFYJ_notorious-to-notable_Dec2011.pdf [source: National Juvenile Justice Network]

9. The Power of Advocacy. Using case studies of reform victories achieved in Connecticut in delinquency prevention, the school-to-prison pipeline, and in a battle to "raise the age" at which teens are automatically sent to adult court, "The Power of Advocacy" argues that funders only achieve lasting strategic impact when they underwrite organizations that engage in advocacy. http://www.njjn.org/uploads/digital_library/Tow_Power-of-Advocacy_2011.pdf  [source: National Juvenile Justice Network]


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RESOURCES

10. Materials from the OJJDP National Conference Now Available. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has placed materials presented at its 2011 National Conference during conference sessions, grantee meetings, and learning labs online. The conference, “Children’s Justice & Safety: Unite, Build, Lead,” took place on October 12–14, 2011, in National Harbor, MD. Download the conference program, request conference session materials, and download grantee meeting materials and learning lab materials online. https://www.nttac.org/index.cfm?event=workshopsConferences.pastconferences [source: OJJDP JUVJUST] 

11. New FERPA Regulations. The U.S. Department of Education just made it easier for agencies to share important data about young people - data that will help them improve services and supports. The Department's new guidance on FERPA makes significant strides in recognizing that a young person's development takes place both inside the classroom and out. http://www.forumfyi.org/FirstLookFERPA [source: The Forum for Youth Investment]

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POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS (PBIS)

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

Event

Date

State Leadership Meeting

December 13, 2011

State Leadership Meeting

January 19, 2012

State Leadership Meeting

February 14, 2012

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES, SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

13. Baltimore City Youth Commission. The Mayor and the City Council are seeking young people between the ages of 14 to 25 to serve as Youth Commissioners on the Baltimore City Youth Commission. The purpose of the commission is to allow youth the opportunity to provide advice, recommendations, and information to the Mayor, the City Council, and municipal agencies. Voting members of the Youth Commission will serve a term that expires at the end of the Mayor’s term, and will continue to serve until a successor is appointed. All Youth Commissioners must be residents of Baltimore City. For more information, contact youth@baltimorecity.gov or 443-984-3587. [source: Rawlings-Blake Review]

14. Support for Social Justice Efforts - The Norman Foundation. Supports efforts throughout the United States that strengthen the ability of communities to determine their own economic, environmental, and social well-being, and that help people control those forces that affect their lives. These efforts may promote economic justice and development through community organizing, coalition building, and policy reform efforts; work to prevent the disposal of toxics in communities and to link environmental issues with economic and social justice; or connect community-based economic and environmental justice organizing to national and international reform efforts. Programs that promote systemic change and can serve as a model for other organizations and communities are encouraged. More information at http://normanfdn.org/index.php  [source: GrantStation]

15. The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award is the nation's highest honor for out-of-school arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America's young people, particularly those from underserved communities. This award recognizes and supports excellence in programs that open new pathways to learning, self-discovery, and achievement. Eligibility: programs initiated by museums, libraries, performing arts organizations, universities, colleges, arts centers, community service organizations, schools, businesses, and eligible government entities. Deadline: January 31, 2012. http://www.nahyp.org/  [source: Public Education Network]

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Job & Volunteer Opportunities

16. Washington, DC: Communications Specialist - The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth (CFSY). The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth (Campaign) works to end the practice of sentencing youth to life without the possibility of parole (JLWOP) in the United States. The Campaign works with advocates across the United States and in Washington, D.C. that use public education, advocacy, and litigation as strategies to pursue this goal. We work with active state campaigns and are advised by a committee of experts in the field. The Communications Specialist will develop and implement a robust communications strategy that supports the Campaign goals. http://www.endjlwop.org/home/job-opportunities/#CS

17. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute Seeks Program Coordinator. The Urban Health Institute is on the search for a full-time Program Coordinator to help support and grow their important work!  This position is dedicated to developing policies and systems to ensure efficiency of daily operations and specific events and programs.  View the complete position description and steps to apply by visiting: https://hrnt.jhu.edu/jhujobs/job_view.cfm, requisition # 50593.  [source:  JHU SOURCE (Student Outreach Resource Center)]

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Previously Posted Events/Conferences/Training

Washington, DC: 2012 National Mentoring Summit. January 24- 25, 2012. The theme for the 2012 National Mentoring Summit is Invest in the Future: Mentor a Child, which captures the long-term benefits for young people, their mentors and their communities that an investment in quality mentoring can offer. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.cvent.com/events/2012-national-mentoring-summit/event-summary-78d5a252610a4051867d9e76bc2973dc.aspx

Boston, MA: School Mental Health: Treating Students K-12. January 27-28, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.cambridgecme.org 

Orlando, FL: Parent Organizing and Community Engagement Training Institute for Grantmakers. January 31 - February 2, 2012. Seeks to help grantmakers learn best practices and proven parent organizing and training models that will lead to successful, outcomes-driven funder initiatives. More information at http://www.gcyf.org/?page=Parent_Institute

Orlando, FL: 2012 National Conference on Bullying. February 15-17, 2012. For more information and to register for this event, please visit: http://www.schoolsafety911.org/event05.html

Panama City, FL: National At-Risk Education Network National Conference. February 21-23, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.atriskeducation.net/events/conferences/naren/2012/index.html

Chapel Hill, NC: Annual Minority Health Conference. February 24, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://studentorgs.unc.edu/msc/index.php/conference/conference-2012 

Savannah, GA: National Youth At Risk Conference. March 4-7, 2012. For more information, please visit http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/nationalyouthatrisk.html

Washington, DC: The Global Summit on Childhood. March 28-31, 2012. For more information and to register for this event, please visit: http://www.acei.org/conferences/annualconferences.html

Dallas, TX: National AfterSchool Association Annual Convention. April 2-4, 2012. For more information and to register for this event, please visit: http://www.naaweb.org/default.asp?contentID=659

Baltimore, MD: University of Baltimore Center for Families, Children, and Courts Annual Urban Child Symposium. April 12, 2012. Panelists will address the importance of balancing public safety with the unique needs of urban children in the juvenile justice system and will also explore how society should address those needs in its approach to juvenile criminal behavior. Further information at http://law.ubalt.edu/template.cfm?page=1607 or 410-837-5750.

Baltimore, MD: American Association of Suicidology Annual Conference. April 18-21, 2012. The theme of this year’s conference is Collaborations in Suicidology: Bridging the Disciplines. For more information, please visit http://www.suicidology.org/web/guest/home

Orlando, FL: 7th Annual National School Safety Conference. July 23-27, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.schoolsafety911.org/
 

Orlando, FL: Training Institutes: Improving Children’s Mental Health Care in an Era of Change, Challenge, and Innovation: The Role of the System of Care Approach. July 25-29, 2012. For more information, please visit http://gucchd.georgetown.edu/training/88504.html

Wellington, NZ: 11th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion. October 1-4, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.conference.co.nz/worldsafety2012

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