2016 National DMC Conference

2016 CJJ National DMC Conference

December 4-6, 2016
Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
300 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Co-hosted with the Maryland State Advisory Group and the National Council on Crime & Delinquency

CJJ hosted our 2016 CJJ National DMC Conference on December 4-6 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD. The event, co-hosted by the Maryland State Advisory Group, focused on "Confronting the Crisis: Creating Pathways to a More Equitable Juvenile Justice System." Sessions explored what other communities can learn from Baltimore; the role of state and local entities; how communities can take action and gain buy-in for true change; and the importance of youth engagement. Major sponsors included Georgetown University's Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, Open Society Institute-Baltimore, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  

Conference Resources

- Conference program

Session Documents
Opportunity Youth and Juvenile Justice: Maryland as a Case Study in Reconnection to Education and Work
Partnering to Make Juvenile Justice Facilities Safer for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Youth
- Strengthening Relationships Between Law Enforcement and LGBTQ Youth and Youth of Color Experiencing Homelessness and Stemming Entry in the Juvenile Justice System
How State DMC Work Can Disrupt School-Justice Pathways
Equity Across Systems: The Shared Challenges of Behavioral Health, Education, Child Welfare, Law Enforcement, and Juvenile Justice
- Girls of Color and the Juvenile Justice System
- An Evidence-Based Decision Making Platform: Fairness and Equity in the Juvenile Justice System
- Bring It All Together: How Cross-System Collaboration Can Impact Racial and Ethnic Disparities
- Extreme Sentencing: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Shackling, Juvenile Life Without Parole, and Other Extreme Sentences
- Realizing Youth Justice Presentation and Publication
An Evidence-Based Decision-Making Approach to Juvenile Justice Practice: How Utilizing Structured Decision-Making Tools Can Support a Fair and Equitable Juvenile Justice System and Better Outcomes For Our Youth



The Maryland State Advisory Group