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Colorado Collaborative Justice Conference seeking presentation proposals for 2015 conference

Monday, November 10, 2014

                DENVER – The Colorado Collaborative Justice Conference (CCJC) Planning Committee is accepting proposals for breakout session presentations for the sixth annual Colorado Collaborative Justice Conference – Return on Human Investment: Using Responsivity Principles to Ensure Equality – hosted by the Colorado Judicial Department.

                The conference will take place May 27 to 29, 2015, at The Sheraton Downtown (1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202) and is a joint effort by the Correctional Treatment Board and the Judicial Problem Solving Court Programs. The goal is to promote collaborative, team-based approaches to treating criminal offenders with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.

                The 2015 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 40, 90-minute breakout sessions. Proposals will be accepted from any experienced individual, group, institution or company with an interest in corrections and criminal justice. Proposals are due no later than Jan. 14, 2015, and will be evaluated on a rolling basis with the conference agenda expected to be finalized by Feb. 15, 2015.

                Proposals will be evaluated based on:

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

                Conference attendees will include judges, district attorneys, public defenders and defense attorneys, county sheriffs, probation and parole officers, community corrections professionals, drug court coordinators, treatment providers and policy makers. It is expected that more than 750 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 www.courts.state.co.us/ccjc. Conference contacts are Tia Mills (tia.mills@judicial.state.co.us) and Brenidy Rice (brenidy.rice@judicial.state.co.us).

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