2016 National Child Protection Symposium and Leadership Forum

  • Bringing together tribal officials from law enforcement, governance and youth services
  • Addressing child protection issues including child exploitation, human trafficking, child abduction and other child endangerment problems
  • Promoting development of cohesive community programs that provide long term solutions to these issues

AMBER IN INDIAN COUNTRY TRIBAL LEADERSHIP FORUM

July 18-19, 2016 (1.5 Days)  View the Agenda

The AMBER in Indian Country Tribal Leadership Forum was conducted by the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. This event addressed limited resources and staffing tribal agencies experience by bringing together tribal law enforcement executives to discuss how leaders can address missing and exploited children issues within their communities. The tools and resources provided supported public safety efforts through the education of tribal law enforcement executives by leading to better prevention of missing and exploited children in Indian country.

TOPICS: (Read about the presenters)
  • Leadership challenges for Tribal Public Safety Resources for Tribal Communities
  • Child Exploitation in Indian Country
  • At Risk Youth in Indian Country
  • Understanding and Addressing Threats to Indian Country Youth
  • Special Addresses from SRPMIC, OJJDP and NCMEC

Tribal Symposium

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NATIONAL CHILD PROTECTION SYMPOSIUM

July 19-21, 2016 (2.5 Days)  View the Agenda

With a focus on technology facilitated crimes against children in Indian Country, the symposium brought together tribal officials to focus on addressing child protection issues in their communities including child exploitation, human trafficking, endangered and abducted children and will promote development of cohesive community programs that provide long term solutions to these issues. Training provided through this event was designed to increase public safety through the education of the law enforcement community and tribal partners. Focus was on improving crime prevention efforts and successful prosecution of those guilty of committing technology-facilitated crimes against children in Indian country tied to high risk youth and exploited children. Issues of limited resources and staffing of tribal agencies were addressed by bringing together community, tribal officials and investigators.

Topics: (Read about the presenters)
  • Threats to Children in Indian Country
  • Technology Facilitated Crimes Against Children
  • Understanding Tools for Combating Trafficking and Exploitation in Indian Country
  • Developing Laws, Ordinances and Resolutions to Protect Children in Indian Country
  • The ICAC Affiliate Program for Indian Country
  • NCMEC Resources for Indian Country
  • Conducting Community Child Protection Assessments
  • Gangs in Indian Country
  • Cyberbulling and Sexting
  • Case Study Reviews
  • Panel Discussions with OJJDP, BIA, MCDA and NACA
  • Special Addresses from SRPMIC, OJJDP and NCMEC

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