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WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 — Robert L. Listenbee Jr., administrator of the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, will discuss DOJ’s Defending Childhood initiative, the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention and the Community-Based Violence Prevention program during the “Confronting Family and Community Violence: The Intersection of Law and Psychology” conference hosted by the American Bar Association Commission on Youth at Risk and the American Psychological Association.
“Confronting Family and Community Violence:
The Intersection of Law and Psychology”
Sponsored by the ABA Commission on Youth at Risk and
American Psychological Association
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC 20008
Program highlights include:
“Gun Violence Prevention: A Need for Community, Public Health and Legal Collaboration” — The panel will feature psychologists that contributed to APA’s recent report on gun violence prediction, prevention and policy as well as attorneys from ABA’s Standing Committee on Gun Violence. Together, they will review research-based conclusions about gun violence and discuss policies to reduce and prevent incidences of violence nationwide.
Thursday, May 1, 8:30−10 a.m.
“Preventing Intimate Partner Violence” — Experts will discuss strategies for legal, mental health and social service providers to reduce risks and protect victims of intimate partner violence.
Thursday, May 1, 10:30 a.m.−noon
“Understanding Elder Abuse: Response Strategies and Practice” — Panelists will discuss financial exploitation, caregiver abuse and neglect, and self-neglect of elder victims. In addition, they will explore individual, community and cultural factors surrounding issues of elder abuse and provide practical solutions.
Friday, May 2, 1:30−3 p.m.
A complete agenda can be found online.
This event is free and open to members of the press. For media credentialing and more information, please contact Rabiah Burks at 202-662-1002 or Rabiah.Burks@americanbar.org.
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