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Annual Forum 2015 | Open Sessions and Events

This year, NJJN's Annual Forum will be open to friends and allies of NJJN for the following events:

  • Monday, July 20th - 10th anniversary reception -  NJJN will host a reception -- open to all ticketed attendees -- to celebrate our 10 years of seeking justice and building a movement! We will celebrate the power of joining together to advance reform and the hard work of youth justice advocates -- it'll be an inspiring, fun event.
  • Tuesday, July 21st - Friends, Allies and Members Day - Members, allies, partners, and friends of NJJN will all be welcome to attend this day-long event full of skills training, strategizing, and networking. 

Click here to view the Forum agenda.

Click here to register for the Tuesday, July 21 Forum session and/or 10th Anniversary Reception.

Frequently Asked Questions for Forum Open Sessions and Events:

When will the Forum take place?
Open Forum programming begins Monday, July 20, 2015 at 5:30 pm and will continue through Tuesday, July 21, 2015. 

Please see the Forum Agenda for details on specific sessions. 

Where will the Forum take place?
The Forum and 10th Anniversary reception will be held at Arnold & Porter LLP, at 555 12th Street, NW, 10th Floor, in Washington, D.C., 20004. 

How do I register for the Forum?
You can register here.

What is the 10th anniversary reception?
NJJN will host our 10th anniversary reception on the evening of Monday, July 20th, to celebrate NJJN's 10 years of seeking justice and building a movement! That's a big deal. We plan to celebrate the power of joining together to advance reform and the hard work of youth justice advocates. We'll honor our founders; Jennifer Gonnerman, author of the Kalief Browder profile in The New Yorker, "Before the Law" (which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize); this year's Gutsy Advocate for Youth; and youth justice visionaries Patti Puritz of the National Juvenile Defender Center, and Bob Schwartz of the Juvenile Law Center. Plus, we'll generally whoop it up and have a good time. (We strongly encourage our members and partners to attend.) 

How can I congratulate the honorees?
You are invited to take out an ads in our reception program/Forum agenda to celebrate any or all of our honorees. If you or your organization would like to do so, just email us at info@njjn.org to make arrangements. 

If I register for the Forum, am I automatically registered for the 10th anniversary reception? 
No. You will need to register for the Forum and the reception separately.  

Where can I find the Forum agenda?
View the full Forum agenda here.

I want to help out with the Forum! What can I do?
If you would like to help out, we encourage you to:

  • Make a small donation to help defray the cost of meals: You can do so by selecting the option to donate on the first page of the registration site. We greatly appreciate your donation, and are humbled by the generosity of our community of advocates and allies.
  • Become a sponsor of the event: If you're interested in becoming a sponsor of NJJN's 10th Anniversary Forum, please e-mail info@njjn.org.