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The Missouri Juvenile Justice Association (MJJA) is pleased to present a one-day conference on Adolescent Brain Development –Best Practice for Juvenile Justice.  This informative event will be held at the Holiday Inn Select, Columbia, MO, on Friday, November 16, 2007.  Internationally acclaimed speaker, Dr. Linda Chamberlain, a health scientist specializing in childhood exposure to violence, will provide a dynamic look at new research surrounding adolescent brain development and the effects that violence, drug abuse, stress and other externals have on the adolescent brain.  The training is being underwritten by funds provided by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group through the Missouri Department of Public Safety and the Office of Juvenile Justice Deliquency Prevention (OJJDP) and is offered free to participants. Registrations must be received by October 18 and is limited to the first 125 participants.  For additional information contact the MJJA office at (573) 636-6101.