Georgetown University, the Georgetown Public Policy Institute (GPPI), and the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) are pleased to announce the inaugural Georgetown Public Policy Institute LEAD Conference (Leadership. Evidence. Analysis. Debate.): Positive Outcomes for At-Risk Children and Youth: Improving Lives Through Practice and System Reform, taking place January 24 - 25, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
The Georgetown Public Policy Institute LEAD Conference is an annual national event that brings together experts and key stakeholders to examine a particular policy challenge and discuss potential solutions. This year's inaugural event will invite attendees to explore the following issues related to at-risk children and youth:
- 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 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?
This two-day conference will address these questions and more by presenting policies and practices that can be brought together in a comprehensive way to support the healthy development of this vulnerable population. The event will stress the importance of early intervention, but will also underscore that it is never too late to help a child or a family. The conference will highlight various subject areas, such as education, employment and job training, physical and behavioral health, social development, child welfare, and juvenile justice.
We encourage anyone who is interested in improving outcomes for at-risk children and youth to attend. Policymakers, practitioners, researchers, foundation representatives, students, teachers, community leaders, and more will all benefit from this opportunity to hear from leading experts, network with other professionals, and participate as a part of an ongoing national dialogue.
Registration will open soon.
For additional information, please visit the conference website at: