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Virtual Symposium: Understanding and Preventing Youth Hate Crimes and Identity-Based Bullying

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OJJDP Virtual Symposium
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The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is pleased to host a national symposium on preventing and combating identity-based bullying and criminal extremist hate groups. This event will be held October 27–28, 2021.

This virtual symposium will address important topics like current trends and research on identity-based bullying, cyberbullying, youth-related hate crimes, and how hate groups use social media and technology to reach, recruit, and radicalize youth. It will also provide programs and best practices on how schools, families, law enforcement, and communities can work together to build protective factors in youth and help youth resist and disengage from extremist hate groups.

Registration Deadline: None

Wednesday, October 27, 2021: 1–5 p.m. ET

  • Welcome and Day One Opening Remarks: Amy L. Solomon, Acting Assistant Attorney General
  • Session 1: What We Know About Identity-Based Bullying, Cyberbullying, Hate Crimes, and Hate Groups
  • Session 2: Combating Identity-Based Bullying in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community
  • Session 3: Identity-Based Bullying: Strategies To Support Vulnerable Populations

Thursday, October 28, 2021: 1–5 p.m. p.m. ET

  • Welcome and Day Two Opening Remarks: Chyrl Jones, Acting Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • Session 4: Hate Groups and Radicalization: How To Prevent Hate and Keep Kids Safe
  • Session 5: Successful Strategies and Programs To Prevent Hate Crimes: Building Resiliency and Reducing Bias

Date Created: September 8, 2021