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Colorado Collaborative Justice Conference Seeking Presentation Proposals for 2017 Conference

Friday, September 30, 2016

               DENVER – The Colorado Collaborative Justice Conference Planning Committee is accepting proposals for breakout session presentations for the 2017 Colorado Collaborative Justice Conference hosted by the Colorado Judicial Department. 

               The conference will take place May 31 to June 2, 2017, at the Denver Tech Center Marriott and is a joint effort by the Correctional Treatment Board and the Judicial Problem-Solving Courts Program. The goal is to promote collaborative, team-based approaches to treating criminal offenders with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.

               The 2017 conference will build on the general themes of:

  • Evidence-informed practices in the criminal justice field
  • Historically disadvantaged groups
  • Trauma-informed practices
  • Responsivity
  • Treatment matching
  • Intersections between mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders

               The committee is seeking presentation proposals for 90-minute breakout sessions. Proposals will be accepted from any individual, group, institution or company with an interest in corrections or criminal justice. Proposals are due no later than Nov. 7, 2016, and will be evaluated on a rolling basis with the conference agenda expected to be finalized by Feb. 28, 2017.

               Proposals will be evaluated based on:

  • Relevance to the Colorado Collaborative Justice Conference audience and conference themes
  • Originality of the presentation material
  • Clear and focused learning objectives
  • Practical applications of the information presented

Preference will be given to the following topic areas: corrections, substance abuse treatment, trauma-informed practices, problem-solving courts, community supervision/re-entry, co-occurring disorders and treatment, Colorado programs (and outcomes) using evidence-based practices and soft skill development.

               Conference attendees will include judges, district attorneys, public defenders and defense attorneys, county sheriffs, probation and parole officers, community corrections professionals, problem-solving court coordinators, treatment providers and policy makers. It is expected that more than 850 people will attend the conference. All presenters will be invited to attend the full conference. Lodging will be provided and, if necessary, travel expenses will be reimbursed.

               For more information, or to submit a proposal, please visit All proposals must be submitted through this website.

Conference contacts are Amy Kingery (, Brenidy Rice ( and Sherri Hufford ( 

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