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:

  • The role and effect of immigration on crime rates and issues of particular concern to immigrant populations
  • The role schools can play in improving safety in school and in the community
  • Law enforcement perspectives on youth violence and interventions
  • The unique effect of gangs on adolescent violence and strategies for responding to gang-related violence

Who Should Attend:

  • Professionals who work with at-risk youth
  • Probation officers
  • Teachers
  • Counselors
  • Public health worker
  • Youth advocates
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Students
  • Anyone interested in the welfare of children and youth

Speakers:

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)

Schedule

  • 08:00–09:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast (Lobby)
  • 09:00–09:15 AM Welcome and Conference Overview (Auditorium)
  • 09:15–10:15 AM Chris Melde | Targeted Gang Prevention: Prospects and Problems
  • 10:15–10:30 AM Break (Lobby)
  • 10:30–11:30 AM Stephanie DiPietro | Immigration and Youth Violence: Risk and Resilience in Immigrant Communities
  • 11:30–11:45 AM Morning Wrap-Up and Discussion
  • 11:45–12:30 PM Lunch (Summit Room)
  • 12:30–01:30 PM Dan Isom | The Role of Police in Youth Violence Prevention: The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Perspective
  • 01:30–01:45 PM Break (Lobby)
  • 01:45–02:45 PM Allison Payne | Building Safer Schools: The Impact of School Discipline, Security and Prevention on Juvenile Delinquency
  • 02:45–03:00 PM Afternoon Wrap-Up and Discussion
  • 03:00–03:30 PM Snacks Available in the Lobby

Registration:

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

  • Online: Click here
  • By Phone: Call Mattie Lewis at (314) 516-5655

Sponsors:

  • Des Lee Collaborative Vision
  • Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • College of Arts &Sciences
  • School of Professional and Continuing Studies

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.