Call for Presentations: PSP Symposium on Violent Crime

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) invites researchers and practitioners with expertise in criminal justice and violence reduction to submit presentation proposals for the tentatively-planned 2020 PSP Symposium on Violent Crime that will take place in Tulsa, Oklahoma on August 31–September 2. Presentations will be featured during 90-minute breakout sessions at this invitation-only event.

Proposals may focus on an array of emerging criminal justice issues, such as crime analysis, gun violence and intervention, youth violence, sexual assault, witness intimidation, police-community relations, technology, victim services, mental health, and opioid abuse and related violence — just to name a few. Proposals should include a title, description, speaker name(s), speaker biographies, as well as the planned structure of the session, and should be no more than 1,000 words.

DOJ’s PSP leadership will review proposals and choose topics based on each site’s priorities following the symposium’s approval. If selected, travel reimbursement for non-federal speakers may be sponsored through grant funding to PSP training and technical assistance providers.

The deadline to submit your presentation proposal to the PSP team at is March 2, 2020.

For more information on appropriate topics, proposal requirements, or the selection process, or if you have any additional questions, please contact PSP team members Carolyn Binder at or Kristy Colella at