12th Annual Youth Violence Prevention Conference
Prevention and Intervention Strategies to Respond to Youth Violence in St. Louis

Thursday, April 11th, 2013
8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
University of Missouri-St. Louis
J.C. Penney Conference Center

The Program:

Speakers at this year’s conference examined strategies for responding to youth violence in general and in St. Louis specifically.

Main Topics:

Who Should Attend:


Dr. Stephanie DiPietro
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Missouri–St. Louis
Immigration and Youth Violence: Risk and Resilience in Immigrant Communities (PDF)

Dr. Daniel Isom
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Missouri–St. Louis
The Role of Police in Youth Violence Prevention: The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Perspective (PDF)

Dr. Chris Melde
School of Criminal Justice
Michigan State University
Targeted Gang Prevention: Prospects and Problems (PDF)

Dr. Allison Payne
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Villanova University
Building Safer Schools: The Impact of School Discipline, Security, and Prevention on Juvenile Delinquency (PDF)

Organized by:

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

Download the brochure (PDF)



The registration fee is $35, which includes breakfast and lunch. To register:


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.

Cancellation Policy

The University reserves the right to cancel any program. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified immediately, and all progrma fees will be refunded or applied to a future program at your request. If you must cancel a registration, you are entitled to a full refund only if you cancel prior to the conference.


See conference materials of the 2012 Youth Violence Prevention Conference.