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March 2023

17th National Drug Endangered Children Conference

This conference promotional video was created by LAA Pros in partnership with National DEC.

Conference Registration and Hotel Reservations are OPEN!

Don't miss out on the early registration rate of $335 through March 31, 2023.

Register Here

Dates: August 29-31, 2023


Kansas City Marriott Downtown Hotel 200 W. 12th Street

Kansas City, Missouri 64105


  • Early registration (Feb. 1 - Mar. 31, 2023) - $335
  • Registration (Apr. 1 - July 27, 2023) - $375
  • Late Registration (July 28 - Aug. 29, 2023) - $435
Download and share the 2023 National DEC Conference Flyer

United States Indian Police Academy will be sponsoring 24 seats to the conference. Register by March 24th.

Eligible Participants: Full time BIA/Tribal, Special Agent, Criminal Investigator, DDE, MMU & Police Officers

Hotel and meals not included. See the flyer for details.

Complete the application below if your organization is interested in having an exhibit booth at the conference.

Exhibit Booth Application

Conference information available at


DEC Efforts Survey and Testimonials

Please complete this short, 8-question survey on drug endangered children (DEC) efforts in your community. Your responses help us expand and grow throughout the Nation.

DEC Efforts Survey

DEC Awareness Day is April 26, 2023

How are you are preparing?

Use some ideas from our Annual DEC Awareness Day list.

Display and wear the color RED that day. RED can bring awareness and attention to drug endangered children efforts. Wearing RED is an easy way to show your support!

Be sure to join us for the All Hands on DEC call that day from 12-1pm Pacific/1-2pm Mountain/2-3pm Central/3-4pm Eastern.

National DEC's Training

In-person, Virtual and Self-Paced Trainings on a Variety of Topics

Request Information to Schedule a Training


All Hands on DEC Quarterly Calls

Recording - January 25, 2023
April 26, 2023 Registration
July 26, 2023 Registration
October 25, 2023 Registration

National DEC is seeking a contract grant writer with significant federal, state and foundation grant experience. Please submit your resume and the names of the organizations you have secured grants from, along with the names of the organizations you secured the grants for, in the last 2-5 years to:

Support DEC Efforts 

For over 24 years, National DEC has been offering help, hope and support to children affected by legal or illegal substance misuse or drug activity. They are often the first affected and last provided with services. They are our future. 

Our DEC alliance and DEC effort partners can support expanding DEC training, technical assistance, resources and support to under-resourced, under-served or marginalized populations by donating now. CLICK HERE to make a one-time or monthly recurring donation. 

Double your donation. Some organizations offer a matching donation to their employees’ donations. Check to see if your organization offers donation matching. National DEC is registered with Benevity, a giving platform that receives organization matching donations and passes them to the organization receiving the donation. National DEC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and provides the appropriate acknowledgement for all donations. 

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