2019 National Racial and Ethnic Disparities Conference

2019 CJJ National Racial and Ethnic Disparities Conference

A Time for Action: Combating Racial and Ethnic Disparities through Inclusion, Equity, and Respect

November 20-21, 2019
Scottsdale Plaza Resort
7200 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

CJJ is committed to bringing together juvenile justice leaders from across the country on an annual basis to identify ways to address and end racial and ethnic disparities 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 2019 Racial and Ethnic Disparities 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. Specifically, the conference will focus on:

  • How are communities taking action to address and end racial and ethnic disparities?
  • How do we shift our focus and work from Disproportionate Minority Contact to Racial and Ethnic Disparities? 
  • What role does data collection play in eliminating racial and ethnic disparities, and how can collection be improved?
  • What changes can be made at the system’s front end to reduce racial and ethnic disparities?
  • How can youth advocates, law enforcement, attorneys, the judiciary, and community leaders work together to combat the crisis?
     

The primary goal of CJJ’s 2019 National Racial and Ethnic Disparities Conference is to help system stakeholders--including policymakers and state Racial and Ethnic Disparities Coordinators--combat racial and ethnic disparities 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.

To view a draft agenda, click here. 

Registration 

To register for the conference, click here

Early Bird Registration

July 10 - Aug 10

$295/Member
$425/Non-Member (includes one year CJJ membership)
$195/Student

Regular Registration

Aug 11- Sept 15

$325/Member
$455/Non-Member (includes one year CJJ membership)
$200/Studen
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Late Registration

Sept 16 - Nov 1

$355/Member
$485/Non-Member (includes one year CJJ membership)
$205/Student

Please note: Requests for reimbursement must be submitted 30 days prior to the event. 

Hotel Accommodations

To reserve a room at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, click here

Sponsors and Exhibitors

CJJ invites you to consider sponsoring this year's Racial and Ethnic Disparities Conference. Sponsorship dollars help support a broad range of necessary functions, including materials production, speaker and workshop support, youth engagement, and other general functions. To learn more about sponsoring this event, click here. To submit an application to sponsor this event, click here

Questions: Please contact Naomi Smoot, CJJ's Executive Director, at smoot@juvjustice.org or 202-467-0864 ext. 113

Volunteer Opportunities

Please consider volunteering with CJJ at the 2019 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Conference. All volunteers will receive a waiver for registration fees. For more information, please contact Naomi Smoot, CJJ's Executive Director, at smoot@juvjustice.org or 202-467-0864 ext. 113

Andrew Smith Racial and Ethnic Disparities Coordinator Award 

The inaugural presentation of the "Andrew Smith Racial and Ethnic Disparities Coordinator Award" will occur during the conference. This award is named to honor Andrew Smith, an incredible voice for youth and a pivotal agent for change. Mr. Smith served as New Hampshire's Racial and Ethnic Disparities Coordinator and was responsible for the creation of the Mirror Project, and effort to bring together law enforcement and youth. He served on CJJ's Executive Board as the Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Chair. 

The following criteria are used to select the award recipient. The awardee:

  • Has been an excellent role model.
  • Has inspired others to work collaboratively and creatively.
  • Has promoted an environment for system transformation in the realm of Racial and Ethnic Disparities that is respectful, collegial, supportive and yet challenging. 
  • Has demonstrated initiative with focus and intention toward the work of Racial and Ethnic Disparities.
  • Has led an effective state team that is achieving results directly affecting their jurisdiction’s Racial and Ethnic Disparities issues.
  • Has actively and consistently been involved in mentoring and developing others regarding this work.


To nominate yourself or a colleague, please complete the attached nomination click here