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Community Justice Conference

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This biennial event provides justice practitioners, community organizations, and local advocates with evidence-based and field-tested strategies to address their jurisdictions' unique concerns. The event will provide valuable information to long-time practitioners of community justice and those curious to learn the basics. Panels will provide perspectives from judges, prosecutors, defenders, social workers, treatment specialists, community members, and others on collaborative strategies to address issues such as opioid abuse, inequities in justice system responses, and centering the voices of those with lived experience in the justice system.

Attend all or part of the event to learn how to: 

  • reduce violence with community-based solutions 
  • co-create solutions with justice practitioners and communities, making government more responsive to the needs of the people
  • re-build trust between communities and the justice system
  • use data to improve programming
  • incorporate people-centered and culturally responsive practices into your work 
  • address substance use with today's best practices.

Date Created: October 21, 2022