The Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association (NJJA) is pleased to issue a call for presenters for our Annual Conference in Kearney, NE, May 1-3, 2024.
The Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association (NJJA) Annual Conference has proudly welcomed over 300 attendees in past years, with 2023 marking a notable milestone of over 400 participants. Our mission is to provide leadership, collaboration and training to professionals engaged in the field of juvenile justice. NJJA is actively seeking exceptional and innovative programs or topics for engaging 75-minute breakout sessions. Our aim is to equip attendees with the latest tools, resources, and inventive approaches pertinent to the realm of juvenile justice.
A highlight of the conference is the dedicated "Youth Day"; which includes young individuals involved in the justice system. This unique opportunity allows them to attend these enlightening breakout sessions.
We invite you to pursue our Request For Proposal. We eagerly anticipate the submission of your proposal and the chance to spotlight the valuable work you're doing, which can inspire and benefit others.
Topics of interest:
Drugs and Alcohol: Impact, Treatment, and Addiction
Mental Health and its Influence on the Home Environment for Youth
Evidence-Based Best Practices and Initiatives in Juvenile Justice
Truancy and Effective Approaches for Resolution
Evidence-Based In-Home Services and Family Engagement Strategies
Strategies for Engaging the Family Unit
Human Trafficking Awareness and Intervention
Family Services and Models within the Home
Successful Strategies from Other States Applicable in Nebraska
Youth Panels for Insightful Perspectives
Services Accessibility in Rural Areas
Fostering Life Skills and Positive Peer Mentorship in Schools
Effective Leadership Strategies
Conflict Resolution and Restorative Practices
Awareness of Current Societal Trends
The Influence of Social Media on Youth
Self-Care and Well-being
Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities
Assisting Parents in Adjusting Their Lives to Support Youth
Coping with Social Anxiety, Bullying, and Trauma
Resources for Pregnant and Parenting Individuals
Prevention of Drugs, Gangs, and Gun Violence
The conference spans from 10 a.m. on Wednesday to noon on Friday.
Workshop presenters must be available on Wednesday or Thursday and may be asked to repeat their session.
Presenters are responsible for submitting their materials by April 1, 2024, to the Event/Training Coordinator.
We strongly encourage presenters to offer reference resources for replication efforts. Presentation materials will be provided electronically prior to the conference, with a submission deadline of April 1, 2024. Please ensure you arrive 20 minutes prior to your session for equipment setup.
Presenters will be responsible for submitting their presentation materials (slides, handouts, etc.) to the Event / Training Coordinator by April 1, 2024. Each session will be set up classroom style and equipped with a head table, projector, screen, podium and microphone.