Events and Training

6th Annual Excellence in Juvenile Defense Conference

April 26-27, 2018

CJDC and the Office of Alternate Defense Counsel are joining forces to offer another two-day, multi-track conference next spring.  Save the date and join us April 26th and 27th for next year’s 6th Annual Excellence in Juvenile Defense Conference!  Stay tuned for more details.

Free Training & Technical Support

As a Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) provider for the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), CJDC is one of two locations in the nation acting as a regional resource center for juvenile defenders.  If you are looking for training support, have a training need in your area, or in need of assistance in developing specialized CLE offerings for juvenile defense counsel, you can request assistance through OJJDP’s TTA program HERE!

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

Thank you to all who attended and contributed to the 5th Annual CJDC celebration and fundraiser!  Following the Gault at 50 Symposium on April 20th, we had a wonderful turnout for our fundraiser.  Quite simply, we could not carry on our mission without you.  Through your generosity, we came close to reaching our fundraising goal

We, the board, would personally like thank Barbi Springer, Denise Ortega, and Amanda Butler for their time, energy, and efforts to make the event a success!  We would also like to extend a very special thanks to all our event sponsors!  We are so lucky to have such a large community of support for CJDC and our programs.

Thank You to our Youth Defender Sponsors – The Law Offices of Meghan Baker, LLC, Stacie Colling, Expert Doxument Solutions, Inc., Richard & Karen Dvorchak, and Innovative Geo-Tech, LLC.

Thank You to our Youth Justice Partner Sponsors – The Law Office of Becky Briggs, Eytan Nielsen LLC, The McGuire Law Office, LLC, Learn Your Rights in Colorado, The Noble Law Firm, LLC, Gorman & Zuckerman, LLC, Boesen Law, LLC, Haddon, Morgan and Foreman P.C., Evan M. Zuckerman, Attorney at Law, and Kaspo

Thank You to our Youth Justice Advocate Sponsors – The Cuneo Law Firm, Lindy Frolich, Stinson & Pagett LLC, Ann Roan, The Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, and Linda Weinerman & Sheri Danz on Behalf of the Office of the Child’s Representative.

Thank you to our Event Underwriters – Our Mutual Friend Brewery, STEM Cider Company, and Karen & Rex Logemann



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

Thank you to the almost 100 people who attended the 4th Annual CJDC/ADC Excellence in Juvenile Defense Conference, Guardians at the Gates: Zealous Advocacy from Start to Finish! We had incredible presentations by Erica Cushna, Youth Advocacy Division, Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services; Tim Curry, National Juvenile Defender Center; Amanda Powell, Consultant to the National Juvenile Defender Center, David Fisher, Esq., and many other talented juvenile defenders. Awards were presented to Ann Roan, Outstanding Juvenile Defender of the Year, Hillary Vervalin, Outstanding Juvenile Forensic Social Worker of the year, and Barbi Springer, CJDC Volunteer of the year. We also heard a performance from Youth on Record artist Diego Flores!

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