Events and Training

8th Annual Excellence in Juvenile Defense Conference

April 23 and 24, 2020 

As we continue to monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments closely, the health and well-being of our colleagues and the youth we serve is of equal importance to us. As events unfold there will undoubtedly be an adverse impact on our most vulnerable clients and youth. Now, as much as ever, there is a heightened need for juvenile specialized advocacy in Colorado. As such, we believe that hosting our 8th Annual conference, as scheduled, remains vital to effectuating excellent representation for youth statewide.   For those reasons CJDC, OADC, OCR and OSPD are working together to offer The 8th Annual Excellence in Juvenile Defense Conference in an online webcast format as scheduled: April 23- 24, 2020.

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

POSTPONED – NEW DATE COMING SOON
Colorado Supreme Court Atrium

 

Our 2020 Celebration and Fundraiser will be held in the Atrium of the Colorado Supreme Court during summer or fall of 2020. In light of COVID-19, the event has been postponed from it’s originally scheduled April date to later in 2020.  The new date will be announced soon – stay tuned. 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 Probono law firm of the year.

Download the 2020 Sponsorship Packet

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Is YOS right for my Client? Eligibility, Conditions, and Revocations Training

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 2:30-4:00pm

As we continue to monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments closely, the health and well-being of our colleagues and the youth we serve is of equal importance to us. As events unfold there will undoubtedly be an adverse impact on our most vulnerable clients and youth. Now, as much as ever, there is a heightened need for juvenile specialized advocacy in Colorado. As such, we are transitioning this training to be an online webcast format as scheduled on April 23.

Is it impossible for some clients to complete YOS? Or is it the best option for a client facing a DOC sentence? Hear about which juvenile and young adult clients are eligible for a YOS sentence, what a sentence at YOS is really like (including updates on the most recent YOS reports and evaluations), how the services at YOS differ from those at DYS and from those at another DOC prison, how to fight YOS when it’s not right for your client, and what the YOS revocation process looks like (and how you can help your client facing revocation). Leave feeling confident that you can advise your client about what a YOS sentence will look like and what the benefits and risks would be for them. 

 

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

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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