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Featured Sessions

Opening Session

Sunday, August 15 • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

R. Gil Kerlikowske

R. Gil Kerlikowske
Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy

On May 7, 2009, R. Gil Kerlikowske was sworn in as the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. As the Nation’s “Drug Czar,” Mr. Kerlikowske coordinates all aspects of Federal drug control programs and implementation of the President’s National Drug Control Strategy.

Mr. Kerlikowske brings nearly four decades of law enforcement and drug policy experience to the position, most recently serving 9 years as the Chief of Police for the Seattle Police Department. In his previous positions as deputy director for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and president of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, Mr. Kerlikowske strongly supported community oriented policing services, which promote partnerships and problem-solving techniques to address conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, drugs, and social disorder. Mr. Kerlikowske also served as police commissioner of Buffalo, New York, where his selection by the then-mayor became the first outside appointment in 30 years, and chief of police of two Florida cities, Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie, both of which received the Attorney General’s Crime Prevention Award. Mr. Kerlikowske also served in the U.S. Army Military Police and received a U.S. Army Presidential Service Medal.

Mr. Kerlikowske holds a B.A. and M.A. in criminal justice from the University of South Florida in Tampa, and is a graduate of the National Executive Institute at the Federal Bureau of Investigations Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Plenary Session

Monday, August 16 • 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Office of Justice Programs Respresentatives

Office of Justice Programs Respresentatives

Office of the Assistant Attorney General
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Bureau of Justice Statistics
National Institute of Justice
Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention
Office for Victims of Crime
Community Capacity Development Office
Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending,  Registering and Tracking


The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is comprised of several program offices that provide a variety of resources to state, local, and tribal justice communities. This interactive session will include leaders from the seven components of OJP: Bureau of Justice Assistance, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Institute of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office for Victims of Crime, Community Capacity Development Office, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. During the session, each of the component heads will give a brief overview of his/her individual office’s priorities and responsibilities to include both current and future efforts. Audience members will have an opportunity to engage with these leaders to gain a better understanding of the federal government’s role in assisting and improving the nation’s criminal and juvenile justice systems.

Closing Session

Wednesday, August 18 • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.




End the 35th Annual Training Institute on a high note with a dynamic inspirational presentation from a nationally known speaker that will motivate you to return to the workplace with renewed vigor and spirit.