2023 R/ED Conference

Oct. 30-31, 2023

Omni Louisville
400 S 2nd Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202 

Join us in Lousville, KY, on Oct. 30-31 2023 for our annual Racial and Ethnic Disparities Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Breaking Cycles: Disrupting Systemic Inequalities to Create Lasting Change." A draft agenda can be found here

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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 the youth justice community from around the country an opportunity to share strategies and explore solutions to this serious problem. This year’s conference will bring together those who are working to fight disparities at the local, state, and national levels, as well as the larger youth justice community.

CJJ’s 2023 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 end racial and ethnic disparities in the youth justice system. Specifically, the conference will focus on:

  • How are communities taking action to successfully address and end racial and ethnic disparities?
  • What roles do data collection and historical context play in eliminating racial and ethnic disparities?
  • 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?  

Early Registration
June 15th-July 30th

Regular Registration
Aug. 1-Sept. 15th
Late Registration
Sept. 15-Oct. 15th
Member   $370 Member   $480 Member   $580
Non-member   $470 Non-member   $580 Non-member   $680
Student   $120 Student   $200 Student   $250

To register for the conference click here.

The primary goal of CJJ’s 2023 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.

2023 Andrew Smith Award Awardee Named
Join us on October 31st for our awards luncheon, where we will recognize Shalain Garcia of New York as our 2023 Andrew Smith awardee. For the full awards booklet, click here

Sponsors and Exhibitor Opportunities
Apply today to become a sponsor or exhibitor at CJJ's 2023 R/ED Conference! Click here to apply. To learn more about sponsor and exhibitor opportunities, click here