2021 CJJ Annual Conference

2021 CJJ Annual Conference and Council of SAGs’ Meeting

June 9-11, 2021

The conference, "Creating Healing Systems: Serving Today’s Youth While Transforming the Future," focused 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?

All content was recorded and remains accessible for viewing, at participants' leisure. To login and view recorded sessions, click here. 

To view the agenda of this year's conference, click here. All times listed are Eastern. Sessions were recorded and are available to view for up to a year after original broadcast. 

We honored 2021 awardees for the Spirit of Youth Award, A.L. Carlisle Child Advocay Award, and Tony Gobar Outstanding Juvenile Justice Specialist Award on June 10th. You can read more about each awardee in our 2021 Annual Awards Luncheon Booklet.