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

The following associations have approved the 2016 Children's Justice Conference for continuing education credits:

Washington State Medical Association (CME) – 13.25 clock hours
Washington State Bar Association – 11.5 CLE (4 ethics available)
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) – 13.25 hours
Mandatory Judicial Education – 13.25 hours (4 ethics available)
WA-NASW – 13.25 hours (8.5 ethics available)
Washington State Medical Association – 13.25 hours (Category 2)
Idaho Bar Association – 11.5 CLE 

You must sign in daily to receive credit for the above organizations. Accreditation fees are included in your registration fee. Please visit the CEU information table located in the main lobby of the Conference Center during the conference if you have questions.

Please note: You must attend both days of the conference in order to receive CEU credits.

2017 Important Dates

January 23, 2017
Registration Open!
March 17, 2017
Last Day for Early Bird Pricing
March 31, 2017
Registration Closed
April 11-12, 2017
25th Annual Children's Justice Conference


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.