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17th Annual PeaceJam Youth Conference

Transformation Not Incarceration

co-sponsored by CJJ and Regis University

March 16-17, 2013

North High School, Denver, CO


The Center for Juvenile Justice joined Rocky Mountain PeaceJam and The Institute on the Common Good at Regis University to present the 17th Annual PeaceJam Youth Conference: Transformation Not Incarceration.


This powerful two-day gathering for youth ages 13-18 connected over 300 youth, college age mentors,and adult allies from across the Rocky Mountain Region with 1992 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Rigoberta Menchú Tum.


This event focused on the theme of Transformation Not Incarceration, bringing attention to the youth incarceration crisis in the United States. Rigoberta Menchú Tum spent the weekend with participating youth, strategizing solutions addressing the issue of youth incarceration, and inspiring them to become leaders in their schools and communities.