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Annual Conference

2024 Call for Proposals Information

Deadline Extended to December 15, 2024

2024 Call for Proposals

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:

  • Prevention

  • Generational Trauma

  • 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


Submission Guidelines:

  • All presentations must be submitted online by December 8, 2023.
  • For multiple proposals, kindly submit a separate application for each workshop.

Presentation Guidelines:

  • 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.

  • Each session will be set up classroom style and equipped with necessary AV equipment.

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.