2016 NJJA Conference





This year Youth Day will be held on Thursday, May 19th at the University of Nebraska-Kearney Student Union.  Youth Day brings 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 Starcia Ague, former juvenile justice youth and national advocate.

Up to 30 youth participants with current and former involvement in the juvenile justice system and their support people. Reserve spots for up to 3 youth and one staff from your agency by contacting Sarah Mitchell, or by phone at (402) 860-9093 by April 10th.

Participants are asked to actively participate in conference sessions and coordinate all travel and supervision plans with the staff person supporting them. Supporting organizations are expected to maintain a 3:1 youth to staff ratio. Registration is FREE with lunch and light refreshments provided. Youth and adults attending beyond the Youth Day will be required to obtain a regular registration at conference rates.

Download these handouts for more information: Youth Day Flyer, Youth Day ScheduleConference Attendance Tips and Tricks.

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

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.

What: 2016 Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association Annual Conference

Where: Younes Conference Center  Kearney, NE

When: May 18-20, 2016

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

Conference Sponsorship and Vendors

Conference sponsorship and vendor opportunities have been filled for the 2016 conference. If you are interested in being considered as a back-up vendor, in the event one of our current vendor is unable to fulfill their obligation, please send your information to info@njja.org.

Awards and Scholarships

Each year, youth leaders and stakeholders are recognized for their work in juvenile justice. Click here to learn more.

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Blocks of rooms are reserved at the following hotels:

$85.95 room | $129.95 suites + tax

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.