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  • Friday, July 15, 2011
  • Contact: Office of Justice Programs
  • Telephone: (202) 307-0703

Weekly News Brief

OVC Combating ID Theft by Campaigns, Training - "The issue of child identity theft is one that we're only beginning to become aware of and understand. We know a lot about identity theft generally, but we're really only starting to see the extent to which identity thieves target children - and the tremendous damage they can cause," said Mary Lou Leary, OJP's Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, at "Stolen Futures: A Forum on Child Identity Theft," convened by the Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime and the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday, July 12. OVC is combating identity theft by supporting media campaigns, research projects, technology evaluations and training to help police officers, child advocates and others detect and respond to identity theft.

SORNA Deadline Wednesday, July 27 - The Department of Justice's Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) continues to receive packets from jurisdictions in advance of the Wednesday, July 27, 2011, deadline to implement Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA),Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, visit

NTTAC to Host Webinar on Disproportionate Minority Contact - The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) will host the Webinar, "Disproportionate Minority Contact: Issues and Trends at the National, State, and Local Level" on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 2 p.m. EST. The Webinar will describe issues state and local communities face when reducing DMC. Representatives from four states will share their experiences and lessons learned in implementing delinquency prevention and systems improvement strategies that address DMC.

Upcoming Events:

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) 17th annual Drug Court Training Conference, Sunday, July 17, through Wednesday, July 20, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center National Harbor, Md., is open to the media.

The Department of Justice's 2011 National Intertribal Youth Summit, Sunday, July 24, through Thursday, July 28, in Santa Fe, N.M., is open to the media. The Summit is an opportunity for tribal youth participants to meet other American Indian and Alaska Native youth through special sessions targeting leadership development and critical youth issues such as teen dating violence, substance abuse, suicide, delinquency and gang involvement.