2014 PA Conference on Juvenile Justice

The 2014 Pennsylvania Conference on Juvenile Justice, sponsored by the Juvenile Court Judges' Commission, the Pennsylvania Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, and the Juvenile Court Section of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges will be held November 5-7, 2014 at the Harrisburg Hilton and Towers.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Professional Caucuses

The conference will begin on November 7th with an opportunity for participants to join with colleagues from their area of specialty within Pennsylvania's juvenile justice system in Professional Caucuses, and to discuss issues of mutual concern and interest.

Juvenile Defender Training

Juvenile defenders from across Pennsylvania will attend the Conference on Juvenile Justice, and participate in a separate training track developed exclusively for them on Wednesday, November 5th.

Youth Awards Program

The 2014 Youth Awards Program will be held on Wednesday evening, November 5th, and usually is attended by close to 600 people. Youth will be recognized as winners in Creative Expression, and Outstanding Achievement award categories. Additionally, the Juvenile Court Section of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges will be presenting two deserving youth with Juvenile Justice Scholarships.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Conference Welcome and Keynote Presentation

On Thursday morning, November 6th, the Keynote presentation will be provided
Keynote speaker to be announced soon!


Participants may attend several different workshops on Thursday, November 6th. Each workshop has been specifically selected to address various aspects of evidence-based probation practice and the Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Strategy. As such, the morning workshops will be repeated in the afternoon session in an effort to allow participants to maximize exposure to the selected topics.
The workshops will be announced soon!

Thursday Afternoon Plenary Session

The afternoon plenary session will be presented.
Plenary to be announced soon!

Annual Awards Program and Dinner

Thursday's activities will conclude with the 34th Annual Awards Program and Dinner. The Juvenile Court Judges' Commission and the Pennsylvania Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers will honor both individuals and programs for their outstanding work in Pennsylvania's juvenile justice system.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Resource Day

Friday morning November 7th, the 2014 Pennsylvania Conference on Juvenile Justice concludes with Resource Day. Conference participants will have the opportunity to learn about new, innovative, and creative approaches to working with juveniles. Representatives from private and public residential programs, informational services, technology services, and other vendors will be available to present information and discuss products and services.