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NJJN Forum 2017

Join Us for the 2017 Annual Forum! 

We are excited for you to join us July 17-19 in Washington, DC for NJJN's Annual Forum. This event brings advocates together for youth justice reform training, networking, strategy-sharing and fun! 

The National Juvenile Justice Network is a membership led, membership driven advocacy community. As such, we reserve the first two days of our Forum to gather as a membership body to celebrate, network and tend to business. We then open up our Forum to all allies in the youth justice reform movement on Wednesday, July 19th to hone in on the issues that face youth and provide solutions to push for fair and equitable treatment of all young people.

Please note that we have separate registration pages for members and non-members below. Not sure if you are a member? Check out your state page




The Forum will be held at the The University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law in Washington, DC. A special reception will be held on Tuesday, July 18 to honor youth justice award winners.  


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Days Inn on Connecticut Ave. Reserve your room today. Call Ana Lopez at 202-244-5600 x7252 and mention the National Juvenile Justice Network.

All reservations must be made with a major credit card. 


  • Become a sponsor. If you're interested in becoming a sponsor of NJJN's 2017 Forum, please e-mail info@njjn.org

  • Donate to NJJN to help us further our mission.


Day 1: Monday, July 17, 2017 (Members Only) 

All day, upon appointment - Hill Visits

All day - Youth Leadership Activities

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Federal Hill Visit Prep

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Fundraising Training with Beth Grupp (Lunch provided)
Must pre-register through registration link above. This training is a unique opportunity to work with Beth Grupp, a premiere fundraising consultant who's already helped multiple NJJN member organizations achieve great success. Beth has over three decades of national and international experience working in the fundraising field. She's known for her high-energy presentation style and her passion for supporting the progressive movement.

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Restorative Justice Seminar

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 (Members Only) 

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast 

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Welcome and
Political Resistance Training

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Becoming an Anti-Racist Community

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Membership Meeting and Lunch

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Racial Justice Training Breakout Sessions

  • Moving Your Organization to be Anti-Racist
  • Evaluating Your Policy Work through a Racial Equity Lens
  • Tools for Youth Partnership
  • Media Training: Changing the Narrative around Youth of Color

5:30 PM NJJN Reception and Awards Presentation

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 (Open to the Public)

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM General Session – Federal Opportunities and Challenges

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Youth Justice Breakout Sessions

  • Closing Youth Prisons
  • Restorative Justice: Policy, Practice and Promise
  • Building Youth Justice Allies with Public Health Departments
  • Creating a Protective Shield for Muslim Youth

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch and Campaign Roundtables

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Youth Justice Breakout Sessions

  • Police Training
  • Implementing Raise the Age
  • Eliminating Fines and Fees
  • Faith-Based Organizing

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Closing Session