DSHSlogo_medThe Children's Justice Task Force is excited to be back in Spokane, Washington hosting the 24th annual Children's Justice Conference. The CJTF continues to demonstrate our dedication to being on the forefront of change and diversity. The expansion of the conference to eastern Washington proved successful in achieving this goal as well as providing opportunities to others who are unable to travel to Seattle; and being fiscally responsible for the cost of the conference.

The CJTF is a multi-disciplinary team of professionals representing all aspects of child welfare. We represent Prosecutors, Defense attorneys, Law Enforcement, Child Protective Services, medicine and foster children. The CJTF supports ideas and projects focused on families and children, while ensuring each area of discipline are represented. We continue our search looking for better ideas for the future while gathering together with professionals seeking to help children and sharing new and innovative ideas to improve the process.

The diversity in the location and progressive seminars promote the goals of the CJTF resulting in an annual increase in numbers of participants to this conference. By your attendance, you demonstrate your willingness to learn new techniques and to share those techniques with fellow professionals.

Thank you for caring so much about the children.

Don Kinney and Teresa Forshag
Co-Chairs, Children's Justice Task Force


Continuing Education

Continuing education credit has been requested of the following organizations:

  • Washington State Medical Association (Category 2)
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • OSPI Clock Hours
  • Mandatory Judicial Education Credits
  • Idaho Bar Association
  • Washington State - National Association of Social Workers (WS-NASW) CEU credits provided through WS-NASW for Licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed social workers


2016 Important Dates

February 1, 2016
Registration Open!
April 8, 2016
Last Day for Early Bird Pricing
April 22, 2016
Registration Closed
May 2-3, 2016
24th Annual Children's Justice Conference


Q: Can I volunteer?

A: Yes! Click here to download the 2016 Volunteer Application Form

Q: Are there scholarship opportunities?

A: Yes! Click here to download the 2016 Scholarship Application Form

Q: Are there opportunities to exhibit?

Yes. More information on Exhibitor Registration will be available here by 03/01/16. 

The views expressed in written conference materials and/or by conference presenters do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Children’s Justice Conference and/or Children’s Administration. Due to the subject matter of the conference, there may be graphic material.