Registration – Closed!

The Healing Justice Alliance Conference is the annual conference of the National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs (NNHVIP), Cure Violence replication sites, and other health-based approaches to ending urban violence and supporting survivors. We invite you to join public officials, gang intervention workers, doctors, nurses, social workers, service providers, violence interrupters, administrators, researchers, Allphilanthropists and community members – all committed to interrupting the cycle of violence and providing healing.

Theme: Historical Trauma: Treating the Symptom, Healing the Root

The Curtis Hotel
September 12-14, 2018
Denver, Colorado

Registration is sold out. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Kristin Bray, 



September 12, 2018: Working group meetings & pre-conference activities

September 13-14, 2018: Conference and workshops, including daylong workshop with Joy DeGruy

For 2018 Agenda, click here
For photos from 2017 HJA Conference, click here
For conference graphic report, click here


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Joy DeGruy 

Dr. Joy DeGruy is a nationally and internationally renowned researcher, educator, author and presenter. She is an ambassador for healing and a voice for those who’ve struggled in search of the past, and continue to struggle through the present. Dr. Joy is the acclaimed author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome — America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing,  Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: The Study Guide, with a second book in the works, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome Part 2: Be The Healing.

Dr. DeGruy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications; two master degrees in Social Work and Clinical Psychology; and a PhD in Social Work Research. With over twenty years of practical experience as a professional in the field of social work, she gives a practical insight into various cultural and ethnic groups that form the basis of contemporary American society.


Closing Speaker: Francisco Cisco Gallardo

Cisco founded and published two positive barrio youth-oriented magazines and founded the non-profit organization Barrio Warriors de Aztlan which dealt with Chicano issues in the political sphere.

Cisco is currently the Program Director of the Gang Rescue and Support Project (GRASP). GRASP is a non-profit gang-intervention and leadership project that works with Denver-area youth involved in the gang lifestyle. He has also spoken at national and international conferences. He serves in advisory and consultative roles throughout the nation has been active in the Denver area for over 26 years.


Hotel Reservations

All hotel reservations are currently booked. Please make accommodations at other nearby hotels in Downtown Denver area.


We would like to thank our sponsors who without their generous support, this conference would not be possible.



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Kaiser Permanente

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AmeriHealth Caritas

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John Muir Health 

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation

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Youth ALIVE!

Cure Violence

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Cardan Capital Partners

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Denver Health

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Emergency Entry to Exit 

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The California Endowment

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The University of Colorado School of Medicine

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Regional One Health

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Conference Refund Policy

  • Conference registration and/or workshop registration may be canceled with full refund provided written notification is received any time up until four (4) weeks prior to the conference start date.
  • A 50% refund is available for conference registration and/or workshop registration provided written notification is received between four (4) weeks and two (2)weeks prior to the conference start date.
  • No refunds will be granted within two (2) weeks of the conference start date. In the case of an emergency/extenuating circumstances, special requests may be considered on a case-by-case basis by the conference leadership team following the conference.

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Past Conference Information