2021 CJJ Annual Conference

2021 CJJ Annual Conference and Council of SAGs’ Meeting

June 9-11, 2021

We're going virtual! For the safety of our members and allies we will be going virtual this June. 

The conference, "Creating Healing Systems: Serving Today’s Youth While Transforming the Future," will focus on the latest research, developments, and challenges facing our field today. Specifically:

  • How can we use the lessons learned from Covid-19 to create better, more youth-centered systems
  • What can we do to support youth and those who work with them during these challenging times
  • How can states and communities serve as leaders in shaping a better juvenile justice system?
  • How can we improve collaborations with young people with lived experiences in the systems we work with?
  • What can be done to leverage partnerships to help improve physical and mental health services, and better address youths' needs for education and housing?
  • What role does advocacy play as communities seek to improve services and provide for trauma-informed care for children and youth?

Join us for this online event. All content will be recorded and accessible for viewing both live and later, at participants' leisure. 

To view the agenda this year's conference, click here

We are so excited to honor this year's awardees for the Spirit of Youth Award, A.L. Carlisle Child Advocay Award, and Tony Gobar Outstanding Juvenile Justice Specialist Award. You can read more about each awardee in our 2021 Annual Awards Luncheon Booklet

Reigster today! Registration for our 2021 Annual Conference is now open. To register, click here

Early Bird Registration 
January 15, 2021- May 31, 2021

Member           $200
Non-Member   $250
Student            $95

Regular Registration 
June 1, 2021 - June 8, 2021

Member           $250
Non-Member   $300
Student            $100

To register, click here

Conference Scholarships Now Available!

CJJ is excited to offer scholarships to current students and professionals who might not otherwise be able to attend the 2021 Annual Conference. These scholarships are thanks to the contribution of Performance-based Standards. Scholarship awards are based on the appropriateness of the educational opportunity related to the applicant’s job or career goals, financial need, and contributions of the applicant to the field of youth justice. Scholarships of up to $250 in value may be awarded to cover the cost of attending the 2021 Annual Conference. 

The deadline for an application is May 7th. To apply click here.


To view the agenda of this year's conference, click here

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

Consider becoming a sponsor or exhibitor for our 2021 Virtual Conference. To learn about our sponsor and exhibitor opporutnities click here. To apply to become a sponsor or exhibitor click here