2019 National Racial and Ethnic Disparities Conference

2019 CJJ National Racial and Ethnic Disparities Conference

A Time for Action: Combating Racial and Ethnic Disparities through Inclusion, Equity, and Respect

November 20-21, 2019
Scottsdale Plaza Resort
7200 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

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

CJJ’s 2019 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 combat racial and ethnic disparities. Specifically, the conference will focus on:

  • How are communities taking action to address and end racial and ethnic disparities?
  • How do we shift our focus and work from Disproportionate Minority Contact to Racial and Ethnic Disparities? 
  • What role does data collection play in eliminating racial and ethnic disparities, and how can collection be improved?
  • 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?
     

The primary goal of CJJ’s 2019 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.

To view the agenda, click here. 

Registration 

Conference registration is closed. 

Early Bird Registration

July 10 - Aug 10

$295/Member
$425/Non-Member (includes one year CJJ membership)
$195/Student

Regular Registration

Aug 11- Sept 15

$325/Member
$455/Non-Member (includes one year CJJ membership)
$200/Studen
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Late Registration

Sept 16 - Nov 1

$355/Member
$485/Non-Member (includes one year CJJ membership)
$205/Student

Please note: Requests for reimbursement must be submitted 30 days prior to the event. 

Hotel Accommodations

The Scottsdale Plaza Resort is currently at capacity. If you are still in need of a hotel room, below is a list of hotels within a mile or less of the conference. 

 
Sponsors and Exhibitors

CJJ invites you to consider sponsoring this year's Racial and Ethnic Disparities Conference. Sponsorship dollars help support a broad range of necessary functions, including materials production, speaker and workshop support, youth engagement, and other general functions. To learn more about sponsoring this event, click here. To submit an application to sponsor this event, click here

Questions: Please contact Naomi Smoot, CJJ's Executive Director, at smoot@juvjustice.org or 202-467-0864 ext. 113

Volunteer Opportunities

Please consider volunteering with CJJ at the 2019 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Conference. All volunteers will receive a waiver for registration fees. For more information, please contact Naomi Smoot, CJJ's Executive Director, at smoot@juvjustice.org or 202-467-0864 ext. 113

Andrew Smith Racial and Ethnic Disparities Coordinator Award 

During this year's conference, CJJ will recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of its inaugural Andrew Smith Racial and Ethnic Disparities Coordinator Awardee. Nominated and selected by CJJ members, this award was created to recognize an individual who has made significant and inspiring contributions to eliminating racial and ethnic disparities. To view the awards program, click here

Inaugural AwardeeAndrew Smith