Registration now open!
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, philanthropists and community members – all committed to interrupting the cycle of violence and providing healing.
Theme: Historical Trauma: Treating the Symptom, Healing the Root
For online reservations book here or Call in 303.571.0300 or 866.522.1178, use “Healing Justice Alliance” for group rate ($249/night, $180 government rate). Deadline to book at group rate is Monday, August 13, 2018, 5PM local time.
September 12, 2018: Working group meetings & pre-conference activities
September 13-14, 2018: Conference and workshops, including daylong workshop with Joy DeGruy
Draft 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.
We would like to thank our sponsors who without their generous support, this conference would not be possible.
John Muir Health
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation
Cardan Capital Partners
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The California Endowment
The University of Maryland Medical Center
The University of Colorado School of Medicine
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.