CJJ 2022 Annual Conference

CJJ 2022 Annual Conference, Council of SAGs’ Meeting, and Hill Day

May 18-21, 2022

Hyatt Regency Washington
400 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

As of May 2022, CJJ hosted it's Annual Conference, "Creating a New Normal: Drawing on Lessons From the Pandemic to Comprehensively Address Young People’s Needs."  We're looking forward to gathering with you once again in Washington, D.C.!

To view the conference agenda click here

Each year, the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) hosts a national conference uniquely focused on improving juvenile justice and delinquency prevention systems, services, practices, and policies. 
This year's conference focused on the latest research, developments, and challenges facing our field today. Specifically: 

  • What lessons have we learned from Covid-19, and how can we use those lessons to create a new normal that works better for our young people and communities? 
  • How can systems collaborate with one another to more holistically address young peoples' needs? 
  • How can states and communities serve as leaders in shaping a better juvenile justice system for our most vulnerable youth?
  • How can we improve collaborations with young people with lived experiences in the systems we work with?
  • What role does advocacy play as communities seek to improve services and provide for trauma-responsive care for children and youth? 

Early Bird Registration

(Nov. 23-Jan. 23)

Member: $350

Non-member: $450

Full-time student: $100

Regular Registration

(Jan. 24-March 24)

Member: $400

Non-member: $500

Full-time student: $145

Late Registration

(March 25- May 1)

Member: $455

Non-member: $555

Full-time student: $195





Conference Safety Updates! 

CJJ remains committed to ensuring that our members and allies have a safe environment to learn and network with one another during our conferences and events. We recognize that the protocols we have outlined below, may be more restrictive than existing local protocols, however we seek to create the safest environment possible for our colleagues and community. As such, attendees at this year’s Annual Conference will be asked to adhere to the following: 

  • All attendees must submit either proof of vaccination or negative PCR test results taken within 72-hours prior to arrival. The name on this card must match the name used at the time of registration.
  • All attendees must register in advance for workshop attendance to avoid overcrowding of the workshop areas. 
  • Registration will be capped at 350 to ensure safety protocols can be followed. 
  • All attendees will be given the option of red, yellow, and green lanyards when checking in at registration to denote their preferred degree of social contact. Attendees agree that they will respect the boundaries that others have elected to set for themselves as individuals.  
  • Attendees agree that if they are feeling unwell and/or exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19, they will not attend the event. Full refunds are available for attendees who are unwell. 

For questions or concerns, please contact CJJ Executive Director, Naomi Smoot Evans by email at evans@juvjustice.org or by phone at (410) 971-6321. 

Sponsorships and Exhibit Space Available!
Join us as a sponsor or exhibitor at CJJ's 2022 Annual Conference. Sponsors and exhibitors gain access to an audience of more than 300 juvenile justice experts from across the country. To learn more about the benefits of sponsoring and exhibiting at this year's conference, click here. To apply to become a sponsor or exhibitor, click here

Thank you to our current conference sponsors, including The Pew Charitable Trusts, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Performance-based Standards, the Justice Resource Institute, and Pastor Edward L. Palmer.


CJJ 2022 Annual Awards

CJJ is excited to honor leaders in our field as part of this year's Annual Conference. Congratulations to our awardees: 

  • Tony Gobar Award: Melissa Milchman, D.C.
  • Spirit of Youth Award: Yusef Presley, KS
  • A.L. Carlisle Award: Lisa Garry, MD
  • Marion Mattingly Lifetime Acheivement Award: Elizabeth Clarke, IL

To view a copy of the awards booklet, click here


Conference Resources

  • Empowering Young People, Strengthening Families, Investing in the Community - Powerpoint
  • Probation Case Planning that is Youth-Centered, Family-Focused and Strength-Based - Powerpoint

Questions? Please contact info@juvjustice.org