2019 CJJ Annual Conference

Council of SAGs’ Meeting, and Hill Day

June 19-22, 2019

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

Join us for CJJ's 2019 Annual Conference, "Bridging the Gap: Improving Outcomes for all Youth".  The conference will take place June 19-22 at the Hyatt Regency in Washington D.C. Hotel accommodations can be made here.

Registration for this year's conference is now open! To view a draft agenda click here. Registration is closed. 

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 350 juvenile justice practitioners and advocates from across the U.S. and its territories are expected to attend. 
The full conference will take place on June 20-22. This year, the conference will focus on the latest research, developments, and challenges facing our field today. Specifically: 

  • 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 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? 

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Armstrong, CJJ's Policy & Field Relations Associate, at armstrong@juvjustice.org

Registration is closed. 

Early Bird Registration

Dec. 11 - Feb. 9


$435/ non-members

$175/ Full-time Students

Regular Registration

February 10 - April 30



$185/Full-time Student

Late Registration

May 1 to June 3



$195/Full-time Student

CJJ's 2019 Annual Awards Ceremony will be streamed live! Join us to honor this year's awardees on June 20 at 11:40 am - 1:40 pm. Click here to register for the live stream. 

Each year, CJJ recognizes leaders in the field of juvenile justice through our Annual Awards. The Tony Gobar Award is given in honor of a state juvenile justice specialist who has done outstanding work to improve juvenile justice. The A.L. Carlisle Child Advocacy Award is awarded to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to youth, to juvenile justice improvement efforts, or in the broader area of juvenile justice and delinquency prevention concerns. The Spirit of Youth Award recognizes and celebrate a young adult who overcame personal obstacles in their life, but is now making significant contributions to society. 
Learn more about this year's awardees in the 2019 Annual Awards Luncheon Program

CJJ Sponsor and Exhibitor Applications:

CJJ invites you to consider sponsoring our on June 19-22 in Washington, DC. 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

Sponsors will be acknowledged in the conference program and on CJJ's website and will be eligible to receive a complimentary or discounted Individual or Organizational membership.

Exhibitors receive exhibit space, waived conference registration(s), acknowledgment in the conference program and on CJJ's website, a complementary or discounted Organizational membership, and additional benefits depending on their support level.

To learn more about the CJJ Annual Conference and sponsor/exhibitor options, see the form attached here. Please indicate your preferred sponsorship/exhibitor level by filling out our online application here, or by contacting Executive Director Naomi Smoot by email at smoot@juvjustice.org or by phone at 202-467-0864 ext. 113 by May 20, 2019.