RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Greensboro is ground zero this week for juvenile justice professionals as the Department of Public Safety hosts more than 850 people for training and the opportunity to share the innovative program service approaches being implemented within the juvenile justice system throughout the country.
Workshops begin Monday and sessions continue through Thursday.
The event takes place at the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons.
“We are honored that the National Partnership on Juvenile Justice has selected North Carolina as its conference host this year,” said Secretary Frank L. Perry of the Department of Public Safety, in a statement. “I’m excited for the opportunity to highlight the hard work our juvenile justice professionals are doing here in North Carolina to drive down juvenile crime and help ensure these juveniles are not walking through the doors of our state or federal prisons in the years to come.”
Many juvenile justice experts from DPS and the N.C. Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice will be delivering presentations during the three-day symposium. William Lassiter, Deputy Commissioner for Juvenile Justice, will deliver a four-hour pre-symposium presentation on Monday on Bullying Prevention.
Other topics to be presented by DPS staff include:
-- Detention Reform in North Carolina: Statewide Success Story
-- The Road to Fidelity of Statewide Juvenile Justice Services
-- Managing Serious, Violent, Chronic Juvenile Offenders
-- Creating Safer Schools: Prevention, Intervention and Crisis Response
Turn Collaboration into Successful Outcomes
-- Development of a PREA Training Video for Youth
-- A Unique Community Approach to Graduated Responses
For additional information on the symposium, including the full agenda, please visit http://npjs.org/symposium/.