14th Annual Youth Violence Prevention Conference:

The Role of Community, Family, Labor Market, and Law Enforcement

About | Speakers | Schedule | Registration

Speakers at this year’s conference will examine strategies for responding to youth violence in general and in St. Louis specifically. Topics include:

Who Should Attend


The Des Lee Collaborative Vision at the University of Missouri–St. Louis brings together key St. Louis educational, cultural and governmental institutions to establish programs and share resources that will benefit the St. Louis community. This is done through collaboration of more than 25 endowed professors and more than 100 member and community organizations in the St. Louis region. The Des Lee Collaborative Vision is connecting St. Louis through educational and community partnerships. Financial assistance for this conference has been provided by the Des Lee Collaborative Vision.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

.75 CEUs will be awarded for full attendance at the conference. One Continuing Education Unit is awarded for 10 hours of participation in a CE program.


Jennifer Cobbina
School of Criminal Justice
Michigan State University

Robert Crutchfield
Department of Sociology
University of Washington, Seattle

Abigail Fagan
Department of Sociology, Criminology and Law
University of Florida

David Klinger
Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice
University of Missouri–St. Louis

Jane Siegel
School of Criminal Justice
Rutgers University

Organized By:

Finn-Aage Esbensen
E. Desmond Lee Professor of Youth Crime and Violence
Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice
University of Missouri–St. Louis



The registration fee is $35, which includes breakfast and lunch. To register:

The University reserves the right to cancel any program. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified immediately, and all program fees will be refunded or applied to a future program at your request. If you must cancel a registration, you are entitled to a full refund only if you cancel prior to the conference.