Identifying the level and type of victimizations occurring both in the community and in schools is the subject of the annual Youth Violence Prevention Conference at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

This year’s conference, “Juvenile Victimization and Prevention Strategies,” will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 5 in the J.C. Penney Building/Conference Center at UMSL.

It will focus on victimization and strategies for reducing adolescent victimization, as well as evidence-based policies and programs for violence education. Workshop topics include: gangs on the Internet, street code, Project CeaseFire and the Missouri model.

Speakers will include:

Scott Decker, professor of criminology and criminal justice at Arizona State University in Phoenix

Beth Huebner, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice at UMSL

Candice Kane, chief operating officer for the Chicago Project Violence Prevention at the University of Illinois–Chicago

Eric Stewart, professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University in Tallahassee

The conference is organized by Finn-Aage Esbensen, the E. Des Lee Endowed Professor in Youth Crime and Violence and chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at UMSL.

The registration fee is $35.The conference is sponsored by the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at UMSL, the Des Lee Collaborative Vision at UMSL, the E. Des Lee Endowed Professorship in Youth Crime and Violence at UMSL and Continuing Education and Outreach at UMSL.

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