2011 CJJ Western Region Conference: "The Continental Divide: What Works in the West"
Please join us for the 2011 CJJ Western Region Conference, “The Continental Divide: What Works in the West,” August 26-28, 2011, in Albuquerque, NM. Hosted by the New Mexico State Advisory Group, the conference will be held at the Hotel Albuquerquein Historic Old Town. The conference opens Friday evening, August 26, and will wrap up at noon on Sunday, August 28. Registration is $75 per person for attending the full conference, or $45 for a one-day registration. Immediately following the conference, the CJJ National Youth Committee will convene for its annual planning retreat -- please click here for more information.
Agenda: Please click here for the latest draft agenda. A few new highlights to the agenda:
- On Saturday afternoon of the Conference, we will screen a documentary film titled “Smashed: Youth, Brains and Alcohol,” which explores the potential effects of alcohol on adolescent brain development. Click here to view the trailer or here for more information about Emmy Award winning film director Chris Schueler who will join us at the screening.
- As a token of appreciation, each Conference attendee will also receive a complimentary DVD of the “Smashed” documentary!
- Throughout the Conference, attendees will have a chance to win one of several “state” gift baskets provided by CJJ Western Region SAGs.
Registration: Click here for the registration form. Please return completed forms by August 17, 2011, to Jessica Russell Murphy, CJJ’s Conference and Information Services Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org, fax it to 202-887-0738 or mail to Coalition for Juvenile Justice, Attn: Western Regional Conference, 1710 Rhode Island Avenue NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20036. Registration payment may be made by check or by credit card. If paying by credit card, please contact Jessica Russell Murphy at 202-467-0864, ext. 122.
Room Block: A room block rate of $81/night is available at the Hotel Albuquerque for the nights of Friday, August 26 through Saturday, August 28. To make your reservation, please call the Hotel Albuquerque at 1-866-505-7829 and be sure to ask for the CJJ Western Region Conference group. Reservations are accepted through August 18, 2011. If you have questions about the hotel site or conference sessions, please feel free to be in touch with Carol Pierce, Western Region Conference Consultant, at 505-469-4559 or email@example.com.
The CJJ Western region is also happy to host the 2011 CJJ National Youth Committee Planning Retreat at the Hotel Albuquerque immediately following the close of the 2011 Western Region Conference. The Youth Planning Retreat will kick-off Sunday, August 28 and go through Monday, August 29. Participation in the retreat will require registration separate from the Western region conference -- for more inforamtion click here or contact Idit Knaan at firstname.lastname@example.org.