Events and Training

Detention Advocacy after the 2019 Juvenile Justice Reform Bill

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
In person in Denver, Colorado and via Webinar


In 2019, the Juvenile Justice Reform Bill significantly changed the standards for detaining children.  Recognizing the harm caused to children by detention, it made clear that detention should be a last resort and only used when absolutely necessary for the safety of the community.  Attendees will learn about the statutory changes such as the removal of “danger to self” as a reason to detain a child, changes to risk screening procedures, and areas of litigation surrounding the new law.

8th Annual Excellence in Juvenile Defense Conference

April 23 and 24, 2020 
Ralph Carr Judicial Center
Denver, Colorado


Our 2020 conference is going to be one for books with a comprehensive agenda boasting topics ranging from ethics, to sentencing advocacy, sex offense cases, direct file and transfer, working with experts, education advocacy and beyond.  Co-sponsored by CJDC, OADC, OCR, and OSPD, the 8th Annual Excellence in Juvenile Defense Conference has a little something for everyone with four breakout tracks and two full days of CLE/CPDH!

2020 CJDC Awards Ceremony and Reception

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 5:00-7:00pm
Colorado Supreme Court Atrium


Our 2020 Celebration and Fundraiser will be held in the Atrium of the Colorado Supreme Court from 5:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, April 23, 2020. We anticipate over 100 attendees, including attorneys, legislators, community organizations and agencies with outreach to thousands more. We invite you and your organization to sponsor our reception and join us for an evening of heavy hors d’oeuvres, libations, and award presentation for the 2020 Juvenile Defender, Social Worker, Investigator, and Volunteer of the year.

Download the 2020 Sponsorship Packet



Photos from Our 7th Annual Excellence in Juvenile Defense Conference and 2019 Annual Celebration and Fundrasier

Photos from Our 6th Annual Excellence in Juvenile Defense Conference and 10th Anniversary Celebration


Photos from our 5th Annual Excellence in Juvenile Defense Conference,
Gault at 50 Celebration, and Justice Rising Lunch


Photos from our 4th Annual Excellence in Juvenile Defense Conference and Justice Rising Reception

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