2021 CJJ Annual Conference

2021 CJJ Annual Conference and Council of SAGs’ Meeting

June 9-11, 2021

We're going virtual! For the safety of our members and allies we will be going virtual this June. 

The conference, "Creating Healing Systems: Serving Today’s Youth While Transforming the Future," will focus on the latest research, developments, and challenges facing our field today. Specifically:

  • How can we use the lessons learned from Covid-19 to create better, more youth-centered systems
  • What can we do to support youth and those who work with them during these challenging times
  • How can states and communities serve as leaders in shaping a better juvenile justice system?
  • How can we improve collaborations with young people with lived experiences in the systems we work with?
  • What can be done to leverage partnerships to help improve physical and mental health services, and better address youths' needs for education and housing?
  • What role does advocacy play as communities seek to improve services and provide for trauma-informed care for children and youth?

Join us for this online event. All content will be recorded and accessible for viewing both live and later, at participants' leisure. 

Submit Your Workshop Proposals

Don't miss your chance to present at CJJ's 2021 Annual Conference! Workshop proposals are due February 28th.

To submit your proposal directly, click here.

Reigster today! Registration for our 2021 Annual Conference is now open. To register, click here

Early Bird Registration 
January 15, 2021- May 31, 2021

Member           $200
Non-Member   $250
Student            $95

Regular Registration 
June 1, 2021 - June 8, 2021

Member           $250
Non-Member   $300
Student            $100

To register, click here


To view a draft agenda of this year's conference, click here

2021 Annual Awards

Each year at our Annual Conference, CJJ recognizes and honors individuals that embody the organization's guiding principles and serve as leaders in our field. We acknowledge the value of young pioneers, who are just beginning to make their mark, as well as dedicated leaders who have devoted decades of their careers to championing for youth.

Do you know someone who should be recognized in 2021?

  • Spirit of Youth Award honors a young adult, under the age of 28, who has made great strides despite involvement with the juvenile justice system, overcome personal obstacles, and is today making significant contributions to society.

To nominate someone for the Spirit of Youth Award click here.

To nominate someone for the A.L. Carlisle Award click here.

To nominate someone for the Tony Gobar Award click here.

Nominations are due Monday, March 15.

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

Consider becoming a sponsor or exhibitor for our 2021 Virtual Conference. To learn about our sponsor and exhibitor opporutnities click here. To apply to become a sponsor or exhibitor click here