2018 HJA Conference

September 12-14, 2018

The Curtis, a DoubleTree by Hilton, Denver, Colorado

Hotel Reservations: 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.


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.

Willis Young Award Nominations

We are looking to honor an outstanding frontline worker at this year’s annual conference, September 12-14, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. One who is committed and passionate in the effort to break the cycle of violence and promotes healing in communities where violent injuries occur. If you would like to nominate someone, please fill out an online nomination form application and pictureNominations are due by Friday, May 25, 2018, 11:59 PM PST. 

Rashaw Scott Youth Scholarship Application

The  Healing Justice Alliance (HJA) seeks to amplify the voices of youth at our conference and in our work. Young people are actively involved in this work today and will be leaders of this violence prevention movement tomorrow. To that end, we are inviting youth leaders to submit an application for this year’s conference. To apply, please submit a picture of yourself along with a youth scholarship applicationApplications are due by Friday May 25, 2018, 11:59 PM PST. 


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

September 13-14, 2018: Conference and workshops

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For conference graphic report, click here
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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