Georgetown University, the Georgetown Public Policy Institute (GPPI) and the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) are pleased to announce “Positive Outcomes for At-Risk Children and Youth: Improving Lives Through Practice and System Reform” as the inaugural Georgetown Public Policy Institute LEAD Conference (Leadership. Evidence. Analysis. Debate.).
This inspirational two-day event will focus on at-risk children and youth and present policies and practices that can be brought together in a comprehensive way to support the healthy development of this vulnerable population. In addition to stressing the importance of early intervention, the conference will underscore that it is never too late to help a child or a family. The conference will highlight various subject areas related to youth advancement, such as education, employment and job training, physical and behavioral health, social development, child welfare, and juvenile justice.
Here’s a quick look at some of the questions that will be discussed at the event:
— 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 mental and behavioral 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?
The conference will be held at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center in Washington, D.C. on January 24-25, 2013. Registration opens soon and will continue until December 21, 2012.
We are excited about the conference and hope that you can attend. Please check back for important updates, confirmed speakers and sponsors, interviews, “sneak peeks,” and much more.