You are cordially invited to submit an abstract to
present at the 39th Congress on Criminal Justice.
This event will be held from October 6-9, 2024 at
the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Alberta.
The CCJA Congress is the meeting place for a wide range of stakeholders from
Alberta and across Canada. Make plans to attend this learning and
networking opportunity to discuss the most recent research results, share
best practices, and create partnerships in various aspects of criminal
This event is expected to attract over 400 participants, exhibitors, and leaders from
across the country. This year, we are hosting the congress in partnership
with the Alberta Criminal Justice Association in Banff, Alberta. This
congress offers keynote presentations and a multitude of concurrent sessions
and documentaries featuring the best, most promising, and emerging practices
in the sector.
The 2024 congress is hosted by the Canadian
Criminal Justice Association in partnership with the Alberta Criminal
Justice Association, under the theme:
Moving Forward Together: Exploring Pathways to Reconciliation, Healing, and Public Safety
To facilitate, we will be exploring the following
themes and topics:
Reconciliation and Restorative Justice
Applying restorative justice practices
How to heal the harms imposed on Indigenous Peoples over the decades
International best practices
Have we overlooked the treatment of Black Canadians?
Pathways to Healing
Does one size fit all
Identifying pathways toward healing
Addressing vicarious trauma
Mental health challenges within criminal justice populations
Adaptive strategies for elderly and disabled offenders
Specialized needs of offenders from minority groups
The rising population of women as criminal justice clients
Addictions, crime, and public safety
Public Safety and Changing Paradigms
Racialized data collection: the practice, the challenge
Integrating the community as genuine partners in reconciliation
Showcasing 3P – Public Private Partnerships
Responding to social disorder issues
Consequences to policing as a result of anti-police and defund movements.
Cancel culture’s impact on sharing diverse pathways forward in the CJS.
Media reporting on justice issues – bias and advocacy vs informing and educating the public.
Addiction and crime – enabling and assisting the addict and the result on the public safety.
December 1st, 2023.
Presenters will be notified if their abstracts have been accepted by the
Feb 29, 2024.
Honoraria, accommodation and travel reimbursement are not available for presenters. A discounted registration rate for the conference will be available to accepted presenters.
Conference sessions will be offered in a variety of formats:
All formats will be expected to provide interactive elements to ensure audience engagement. Note: polling and breakout rooms are an option with our conference platform.
1. Concurrent Sessions:
Concurrent sessions can be in the format of a Panel discussion or workshop presentation.
A panel session will involve a formal discussion between multiple presenters on relevant ideas and topics. Format can include short presentation style or guided QA by a facilitator. Cross institutional/organizational panels are encouraged.
A Workshop presentation provides a platform for presenters to share expertise, and for participants to gain new knowledge and/or a new skill. The presentation will take an interactive approach that will address new programming and completed research, while giving participants a 'hands-on' experience of the subject.
A Question and Answer period would be included and encouraged for your presentation.
2. Scholarly Poster Presentations
A poster session will allow for research results and encouraging breakthroughs to be presented in written and graphic format. Presenters should be available at scheduled times to explain their findings and respond to questions from Congress.
Documentaries, short films
The documentaries or short films should seek to inform, share
experiences and engage discussions related to the Congress theme and topics
Any questions, please contact Sherry Sim, Event Manager at 1-866-655-8548.