The Coalition for Juvenile Justice's 2021 National 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. The conference will be held virtually. Sessions will also be recorded to view at your leisure.
Conference focus areas:
- 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?
- What role does data collection play in eliminating racial and ethnic disparities, and how can collection be improved?
- What lessons have we learned from the pandemic and how can we use these lessons to address and end racial inequities in our education and youth legal systems?
On November 3, OJJDP and National Gang Center staff are scheduled to present during a session on Community Violence Intervention. For more details, view a draft of the conference agenda.