2020 Annual Conference: We've Gone Virtual!

CJJ's 2020 Annual Conference and Council of State Advisory Groups

Dreaming Big Together: Youth Justice Reimagined

November 18-20, 2020 

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. More than 400 juvenile justice practitioners and advocates from across the U.S. and its territories are accepted to join together for this unique virtual event.  

CJJ’s 2020 Annual Conference will focus on the latest research, developments, and challenges facing our field today. Specifically, the conference will focus on:

  • 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 can be done to build on successes and continue to improve systems so that they best serve young people, including those touching multiple systems?
  • What role do advocacy and public health play as communities seek to improve services and provide for trauma-informed care that addresses and heals multi-generational trauma?

To view a draft agenda, click here


To register, please click here. Registration closes at 5 p.m. Eastern on Nov. 17. 

Award Nominations

Coalition for Juvenile Justice is now accepting nominations for the Andrew Smith Racial and Ethnic Disparities Coordinator Award. This award is presented by CJJ to a Racial and Ethnic Disparities Coordinator who has made outstanding contributions to the elimination of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the juvenile justice system. The award is named to honor Andrew Smith, an incredible voice for youth and a pivotal agent of change. Mr. Smith served as New Hampshire's Racial and Ethnic Disparities Coordinator and was responsible for the creation of the Mirror Project, an effort to bring together law enforcement and youth. He served on CJJ's Executive Board as the Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Chair.

Nominations for the Andrew Smith Racial and Ethnic Disparities Coordinator Award are due Friday, August 7. Submit a nomination here.

CJJ's Tony Gobar Award, A.L. Carlise Child Advocacy Award, and the Spirit of Youth Award were selected earlier this year and the winners will be announced in November.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

CJJ invites you to consider sponsoring our 2020 Annual Conference. Your sponsorship is an easy and affordable way to promote your program, publication, or institution to a targeted professional audience while supporting CJJ’s continuing efforts towards juvenile justice reform and leadership development. Sponsorship dollars help support a broad range of necessary functions, including materials production, speaker and workshop support, youth engagement, and other general functions. 

CJJ also has a limited number of exhibitor spaces available on Nov. 18-20. Exhibiting at CJJ’s Annual Conference allows your organization an even greater opportunity to reach CJJ’s members and partners. The Exhibit Hall is located in a prime location, ideally situated alongside the conference registration areas and outside of the general session and breakout rooms.

For more information, click here.  To become a sponsor or exhibitor, click here 

THANK YOU to our sponsors and exhibitors!