Our 2019 Juvenile Policy
Initiatives
and the Colorado Legislative Session
The 2019 legislation session has begun.  CJDC is working with our criminal justice partners to lobby and effectuate reform in the juvenile justice system.  As part of the Governor's Youth Task Force, CJDC helped craft some policy proposals centering around improving data collection, limiting pre-trial detention for juveniles, and improving and expanding diversion.  Not all of CJDC's recommendations were incorporated in the policy proposals, as the task force was made up of representatives from all areas of law enforcement and the juvenile system.
 
Regardless, a "Juvenile Justice Reform Bill" has been introduced based on the task force's conversations and recommendations.  Specifically, SB 19-108 sponsored by Senator Lee and Senator Gardner and Representative Michaelson Jenet and Representative Soper has been introduced and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.  CJDC will closely monitor the bill as it winds through the legislative process, and ultimately voted upon by both houses. 
 
CJDC will also be monitoring other bills that affect the juvenile justice system and juvenile justice attorneys.  If you would like to help CDJC work with the Colorado Legislature, please contact the Executive Director, Jeff Cuneo at jeff@cjdc.org or call 303-500-3791.

Join CJDC in Celebration of Justice for Youth!
We are honored to celebrate our 11th anniversary of youth justice advocacy! Save the date and join us for  CJDC's  2019 Annual Fundraiser and Reception which will be held in the Atrium of the Colorado Supreme Court from 5:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, April 25, 2019. We anticipate over 100 attendees, including attorneys, legislators, community organizations and agencies with outreach to thousands more. 

We invite you and your organization to sponsor our reception and join us for an evening of heavy hors d'oeuvres, libations, and award presentation for the 2019 Juvenile Defender, Social Worker, Investigator, and Volunteer of the year.  Purchase your individual tickets, contribute as a sponsor, or support CJDC through underwriting today! 
  • INDIVIDUAL EVENT TICKETS -  Purchase single tickets to the event for $30, admission includes heavy hors d'oevres and libations.  
     
  • YOUTH DEFENDER COUPLE SPONSORSHIP  -  For $100 total, receive 2 tickets and acknowledgment in CJDC's monthly newsletter.
     
  • YOUTH JUSTICE PARTNER SPONSORSHIP -  For $250 total, receive 4 tickets, name or logo on CJDC website and event poster, verbal acknowledgment in board remarks at event, and recognition in CJDC's monthly newsletter.
     
  • YOUTH JUSTICE ADVOCATE SPONSORSHIP -  For $500 total, receive 6 tickets, name or logo on CJDC website and event poster, verbal acknowledgment in board remarks at event, name or logo on table display tents, and an ad (3 months) in CJDC's monthly newsletter.
     
  • YOUTH JUSTICE CHAMPION SPONSORSHIP -  For $1,000 total, receive 8 tickets, name or logo on CJDC website and event poster, verbal acknowledgment in board remarks at event, table space for organizational promotions and marketing to guests, and an ad (6 months) in CJDC's monthly newsletter.
     
  • YOUTH JUSTICE PRESENTING SPONSORSHIP For $2,500 total, receive 10 tickets, name or logo on CJDC website and event poster, verbal acknowledgment in board remarks at event, table space for organizational promotions and marketing to guests, ad (1 year) in CJDC's monthly newsletter, and "Presented By" on all event materials.
     
  • ADVERTISING & UNDERWRITING OPPORTUNITIES - Can't make it to the fundraiser, but still want the opportunity to reach the juvenile defense community? We can build a custom advertising or underwriting package to fit your needs! From ads in our event materials, to table space for your company's marketing materials and beyond, let us build you a custom package, just give us a call at 720.636.0455.
Earlybird Registration for 7th Annual Excellence in Juvenile Defense Conference Closes February 15th

Last year, we partnered with the Office of the Alternate Defense Counsel (OADC) and the Office of the Child's Representative (OCR) to bring you our  6th Annual Excellence in Juvenile Defense Conference . Registration completely filled up and we held the sold-out event in late April of 2018. This year, we are moving to a larger space and are adding four breakout tracks!

Join CJDC, OADC, and OCR on April 25th and 26th for our intensive, two-day, multi-track 7th Annual Excellence in Juvenile Defense Conference.  Session topics will range from gang and trauma intersectionality to marijuana and juvenile court; diversion and the CSG assessment; juvenile law updates; video appearance at detention hearings; facility closures; restorative justice; education issues; and so much more!

Earlybird registration closes on February 15th, so make sure to REGISTER ONLINE today!
CJDC Community Survey
 
We want to hear from you! At CJDC, we value your feedback and want to align our priorities, policy initiatives, training offerings, and avenues of support with our membership and community.

Please take a few minutes to respond to our short 10-question survey to help us continue to ensure excellence in juvenile defense and justice for all children in Colorado!

The CJDC Community Survey will be open through February 28, 2019. You can access the survey HERE.
Nominate an Outstanding Juvenile Defender, Social Worker, or Investigator
 
Do you know an outstanding juvenile defender, social worker, or investigator who has made a significant impact over the past year?  Nominate them for CJDC's 2019 Juvenile Defender, Social Worker, or Investigator of the Year Awards!  

Nominating someone is easy. Simply email a one-page nomination letter to CJDC at admin@CJDC.org by February 15th. 
Get Involved with CJDC
 
JOIN OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORSWe are looking for active, dedicated people to apply for positions on CJDC's Board of Directors. The Board is seeking to diversify and expand our Board membership and is accepting applications from interested candidates.  Please email Board Chair Michael Juba at Juba@HardyJuba.com for more details. 

JOIN OUR FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE - Each year, a team of dedicated volunteers works behind the scenes to coordinate our annual celebration and fundraiser which is held in the spring. Interested in getting involved? Join our next Fundraising Committee call scheduled for 2/14 at 4:00 pm. Simply call into 641-715-3580 and use access code 578396 to join!