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2012 Youth Violence Prevention Conference

 11th Annual Youth Violence Prevention Conference
Youth Problem Behaviors and Justice System Responses

Thursday, April 5th, 2012
8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
University of Missouri-St. Louis
J.C. Penney Conference Center

The Program:

Speakers at the 2012 conference examined victimization and strategies for reducing adolescent victimization. Research findings from St. Louis and other cities identified the level and type of victimizations occurring both in the community and in schools. Evidence-based policies and programs for violence reduction were also discussed.

Main Topics:

  • Gangs on the internet
  • Street Code and its influence on youth violence
  • Chicago’s CeaseFire as a strategy for responding to youth violence in the community
  • Missouri Model (the DYS multi-systemic model for dealing with adjudicated youth)


Dr. Scott Decker
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Arizona State University
The Criminal and Routine Activities of Gang Members Online (PowerPoint)

Dr. Beth Huebner
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Missouri–St. Louis
The Missouri Model: What Works for Juvenile Corrections (PowerPoint)

Dr. Candice Kane
Chicago Project for Violence Prevention
University of Illinois–Chicago
CeaseFire: A Public Health Approach to A Public Safety Problem (PowerPoint)

Dr. Eric Stewart
School of Criminology
Florida State University
Code of the Street and Youth Violence

Organized by:

Dr. Finn-Aage Esbensen
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Missouri–St. Louis

Download the brochure (PDF)


  • Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Continuing Education and Outreach
  • Des Lee Collaborative Vision

 The Des Lee Collaborative Vision at the University of Missouri - St. Louis brings together key St. Louis educational, cultural, and governmental institutions to establish programs and share resources that will benefit the St. Louis community. This is done through collaboration of more than 25 endowed professors and more than 100 member and community organizations in the St. Louis region. The Des Lee Collaborative Vision is connecting St. Louis through educational and community partnerships. Financial assistance for this conference has been provided by the Des Lee Collaborative Vision.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

.75 CEUs will be awarded for full attendance at the conference. One Continuing Education Unit is awarded for 10 hours of participation in a CE program.

 See also conference materials of the 2011 Youth Violence Prevention Conference