Call for Workshop Proposals - Overview

The Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice (RFK National Resource Center), led by Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps, is pleased to invite practitioners, leaders, and experts from across the country to submit workshop proposals for the March 2021 Transformation of Youth Justice Symposium.  The RFK National Resource Center is accepting proposals focused on practical and innovative reform efforts that effectively transform youth justice and improve outcomes for children and families.
Transformation of Youth Justice Symposium: Expanding Knowledge, Changing Practice, Achieving Outcomes
March 24-25, 2021
Nashville, Tennessee (Downtown Nashville Double Tree Hotel)

To learn more about the Symposium, including its target audience, please visit:

Workshop and Presenter Criteria

The RFK National Resource Center is accepting proposals for workshops that will showcase reform efforts and practices that effectively impact the transformation of youth justice, resulting in improved outcomes for children and families. All workshops must feature methods and guidance for replication of the program or practice reform and incorporate participant engagement (e.g., interactive discussion, breakout groups, peer-to-peer learning activities, etc.). All workshop sessions will be a maximum of 90 minutes.

The RFK National Resource Center emphasizes the importance of peer-to-peer learning and diversity. We especially encourage workshops to be presented by individuals with on-the-ground experience, diverse backgrounds, and/or who are reflective of the constituencies they serve. We invite the submission of workshop proposals on all critical issues impacting juvenile justice reform and youth justice transformation, but will give preference to workshops focused on the topics listed on our "Call for Workshop Proposals" webpage: 

Proposal Guidelines and Instructions
All proposals must be submitted online. To submit a proposal, please click "Next" and be prepared to include the following information (all mandatory criteria, indicated with an asterisk [*], must be completed in order to submit a proposal):

- Lead Presenter Contact Information (Name, Title, Affiliation, Address, Email, Phone)*

- Additional Presenters (Name, Title, Affiliation)
- Presenter(s) CV, resume, and/or biography* 
- Suggested Workshop Title* 
- Brief Abstract (50-100 words)* 
- Expanded Description (500 – 1000 words)* 
- Learning Objectives / Key Takeaways (minimum of 3)*  
- Target Audience
- Session Format* 
- Room Setup & Technology
- Recommended Attachments (e.g., sample presentations, session handouts or materials, etc.)

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