What is the NJJA Conference?

The 2019 NJJA conference provides an opportunity for anyone working with at-risk youth to learn from, and network with, professionals across prevention, education, juvenile justice, and treatment systems. Check out the  great lineup of keynote speakers, breakout sessions and social events below!

What: 2019 Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association Annual Conference

Where: Younes Conference Center Kearney, NE

When: May 1 – 3, 2019

Who: All stakeholders involved in juvenile justice in the state of Nebraska are invited and encouraged to attend.

Registration: Registration Open.

Registration for the 2019 NJJA Conference is now open. Register now, space is limited.

Additional Conference Information

Agenda, Speakers and Conference Materials

2019 NJJA Keynote Speakers

Keith R. Cruise Wednesday Keynote Speaker 

Rebecca Bender Thursday Keynote Speaker 

Hasan DavisFriday Keynote Speaker

2019 Conference Agenda

Keynote and Breakout Session Descriptions and Presenter Bios

Awards & Scholarships

Each year, youth leaders and stakeholders are recognized for their work in juvenile justice.

Click here to learn more about awards and scholarships offered through NJJA.

Hotels & Conferences Rates

YounesConferenceCenterReserve Your Rooms Today!
Blocks of rooms are being held at the following hotels:

Room rate: $94.95

Suite Rate: $134.95

Accommodations fill up fast, so please make your reservations as soon as possible.  Make sure to specify the rate for the NJJA Conference.

Conference Discounts & Cancellation Policy

A discount of 10% will be offered to groups of 25 or more submitting one registration and one check/invoice.

To take advantage  of this discount, please contact Glenda Hinz at the contact information listed below.

Glenda Hinz/HINZtime Virtual Assistance

P.O. Box 84944, Lincoln, NE 68501-4944
402.438.2253 phone | 866.365.4851 fax

CANCELLATION/SUBSTITUTION POLICY: Cancellations or substitutions can be made by calling 402.438.2253. To receive a full refund, cancellations must be made before 5:00 PM CT on April 17, 2019. Substitutions must also be made by this date. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after 5:00PM CT on April 17, 2019.

Registration is confirmed upon receipt of payment. Walk-ins are welcome, but space is not guaranteed. Check or cash will be required for walk-ins. Participants will receive conference materials electronically prior to the conference.

Sponsor, Vendor and Exhibitor Opportunities Available

What is youth day?
Bringing together juvenile justice professionals, judges, youth advocates, and current or former system-involved youth to learn together. Attendees will participate in workshops, visit with community resources and hear from keynote speaker Rebecca Bender and break-out sessions on the system you’ve lived within.

When: Thursday, May 2, 2019

Where: 2019 NJJA conference, Younes Conference Center, Kearney, NE.

Download the Call to Action developed by youth at the 2018 NJJA Conference.

Who: Up to 30 youth participants with current and former involvement in the juvenile justice system and their support people.

How can you join?
Reserve spots for up to 3 youth and one staff from your agency. Contact information and Deadline to be determined.

NJJA may document the conference with photographs and video or audio recordings, each of which will be used for NJJA’s own purposes. By your attendance at the conference, you consent to NJJA’s use of any videos, recordings, or photographs obtained at the conference for NJJA’s own purposes.

The Nebraska Court Improvement Project will be sponsoring the 2019 NJJA Conference Youth Day