CJJ 2022 Annual Conference

CJJ 2022 Annual Conference, Council of SAGs’ Meeting, and Hill Day

May 18-21, 2022

Hyatt Regency Washington
400 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

CJJ hosted it's 2022 Annual Conference, "Creating a New Normal: Drawing on Lessons From the Pandemic to Comprehensively Address Young People’s Needs" in May 2022. 

To view the conference agenda click here

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 300 juvenile justice practitioners and advocates from across the U.S. and its territories are accepted to join together for this unique virtual event.  
This year's conference focused on the latest research, developments, and challenges facing our field today. Specifically: 

  • What lessons have we learned from Covid-19, and how can we use those lessons to create a new normal that works better for our young people and communities? 
  • How can systems collaborate with one another to more holistically address young peoples' needs? 
  • 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 role does advocacy play as communities seek to improve services and provide for trauma-responsive care for children and youth? 

    Thank you to our current conference sponsors, including The Pew Charitable Trusts, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Performance-based Standards, the Justice Resource Institute, and Pastor Edward L. Palmer.


CJJ 2022 Annual Awards

CJJ was honored to recognize leaders in our field as part of this year's Annual Conference. Congratulations to our awardees: 

  • Tony Gobar Award: Melissa Milchman, D.C.
  • Spirit of Youth Award: Yusef Presley, KS
  • A.L. Carlisle Award: Lisa Garry, MD
  • Marion Mattingly Lifetime Acheivement Award: Elizabeth Clarke, IL

To view a copy of the awards booklet, click here


Conference Resources

  • Empowering Young People, Strengthening Families, Investing in the Community - Powerpoint
  • Probation Case Planning that is Youth-Centered, Family-Focused and Strength-Based - Powerpoint

Questions? Please contact info@juvjustice.org