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Colorado Collaborative Justice Conference seeking presentation proposals for 2016 conference

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

            DENVER – The Colorado Collaborative Justice Conference (CCJC) Planning Committee is accepting proposals for breakout-session presentations for the seventh annual Colorado Collaborative Justice Conference – What’s Next? Creating and Sustaining Innovation – hosted by the Colorado Judicial Department.

            The conference will take place May 3 to 5, 2016, in Westminster 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 2016 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 and substance abuse

            The committee is seeking presentation proposals for approximately 33, 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. 17, 2016, and will be evaluated on a rolling basis, with the conference agenda expected to be finalized by Feb. 29, 2016.


            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

Preference will be given to the following topic areas: corrections, substance-use

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, drug court coordinators, treatment providers and policy makers. It is expected that more than 750 people will attend the conference. Lodging will be provided and, if necessary, travel expenses will be reimbursed.

            For more information, or to submit a proposal, please visit

Individuals or organizations interested in submitting a presentation proposal must do so through

Conference contacts are Tia Mills (, Brenidy Rice

( and Amy Kingery (

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