2016 CJJ Youth Summit

 Registration is closed for this event

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) will hold the 2016 Juvenile Justice Youth Summit, "Agents of Change: Rethinking, Reshaping, and Reforming the Juvenile Justice System" on August 2-3 in Washington, DC. The Summit, which takes place at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, brings together emerging leaders (under the age of 25) interested in juvenile justice reform. 

Over two days, these next generation leaders gain a better understanding of the current juvenile justice system, examine trending reform topics, and participate in various skill-building, hands-on activities. CJJ is committed to increasing youth participation and engagement in juvenile justice reform and advocacy. We are excited to welcome youth from across the nation and U.S. territories to participate in this annual event. 

Youth Summit Sessions
Participants will engage in content sessions on:

  • Juvenile Justice 201
  • Grassroots and Grasstops: Pathways to Advocacy
  • Reforming the System: An Insider’s Perspective
  • And more!

Click here to see the draft agenda. We will be hosting two optional activities for the afternoon of Wednesday, August 3: a briefing on Capitol Hill and free time to explore Washington DC's monuments. Upon registration, participants will be asked if they are interested in attending these activities. These RSVPs will help us to gauge participation for planning purposes, so that we can give attendees the best possible experience.


Early Bird Registration Regular Registration Late Registration

May 2 – May 29

May 30 - June 19
June 20 - July 15

All participants that register using the non-member rate will receive a complementary CJJ membership.

Photo Release
CJJ takes photos and videos of attendees throughout our events and conferences (both posed and candid). We reserve the right to use these on our website, on social media, in emails, and in CJJ publications throughout the year. Upon completion of registration, you will be giving consent to the use of photos, film, and/or audio of you speaking for CJJ materials. If you do not want to give consent, please contact Audrey Eisemann at eisemann@juvjustice.org. 

Attendees Under 18
Attendees under the age of 18 living outside the DC-area must be accompanied by an adult when traveling. Chaperones are not required to attend the Summit with their youth attendee(s), but are welcome to do so if they chose. Because space is limited, we require that any chaperone(s) planning to attend the Youth Summit must register separately for the event. Chaperones not attending the Summit are not required to register.   

Contact Katie Mercier at mercier@juvjustice.org.

Conference Details

August 2nd, 2016 8:00 AM   through   August 3rd, 2016 4:00 PM
3800 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20057
United States
CJJ Member $ 105.00
CJJ Non-Member (includes 1 year CJJ Membership) $ 120.00
Non-Member (includes 1 year CJJ membership) $ 120.00
Presenter/Speaker $ 0.00