2018 DMC Conference

2018 CJJ National DMC Conference

"Claiming The Future: Uniting To End Disparities"

Nov. 27-30, 2018
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Every two years, CJJ hosts a conference focusing specifically on the issue of disproportionate minority contact (DMC) in the juvenile justice system. These conferences give juvenile justice stakeholders from around the country an opportunity to share strategies and explore solutions to this serious problem. This year's conference will bring together stakeholders working to fight disparities at the local, state, and national levels, as well as the larger juvenile justice community. 

CJJ's 2018 National DMC Conference will focus on ways that young people and their communities, as well as law enforcement, court officials, advocacy groups, and State Advisory Groups can work together to combat racial and ethnic disparities (RED). Specifically, the conference will focus on:

  • What changes can be made at the system's front end to reduce DMC?
  • How can youth advocates, law enforcement, attorneys, the judiciary, and community leaders work together to combat the crisis?
  • What role does data collection play in eliminating RED, and how can collection be improved?

The primary goal of CJJ's 2018 National DMC Conference is to help system stakeholders--including policymakers and state DMC Coordinators--combat DMC through peer-to-peer learning, and expert training. Workshop sessions will provide participants a hands-on opportunity to explore solutions that have been shown to work in other jurisdictions.

Join the Coalition for Juvenile Justice in Baltimore, Md., for the 2018 DMC Conference! This year's conference will take place at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront  and will explore ways communities and states can achieve the goal of "Claiming the Future: Uniting to End Disparities". Click here to view a draft agenda

Register early and save. 


Early Bird Registration
April 19 - July 5



$150/Full-time Student


Regular Registration
July 6- Oct. 1



$185/Full-time Student

$132/ Day Rate members

$165/ Day Rate non-members


Late Registration
Oct. 2 - Nov. 12



$195/Full-time Student

$152/Day Rate member

$185/ Day Rate non-member


Thank you to our sponsors, the Maryland State Advisory Group and the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University.

Consider becoming an event sponsor or exhibitor! To learn more about sponsorship opportunities click here. Apply here or contact Naomi Smoot at smoot@juvjustice.org for additional information.