Georgia DOC Shares Details of 2020 WWICJJ Conference

By CN Staff

SAVANNAH, Ga.—Hosted by the Georgia Department of Corrections, the next Women Working in Corrections and Juvenile Justice (WWICJJ) national conference will be held October 18 – 21, 2020, at the Savannah Convention Center, One International Drive, in Savannah.

The first WWICJJ national conference was in 1985 and the event is held every even-numbered year in a different state. The theme of the 2020 conference is “Future in Focus.” Workshops will be held to address organizational transformation and speakers will provide training to help women transcend gender-related occupational barriers and become effective leaders. We are expecting a large, enthusiastic crowd of corrections and juvenile justice professionals from across the United States to attend and share in the WWICJJ experience.

The WWICJJ 2020 national conference is open to all women who work in the corrections and juvenile justice professions in any discipline, including peace officers, health care providers, administrators and executives and will feature workshops, training, exhibits and opportunities for networking.

The Georgia DOC also has many activities planned to support vendor/conference participant interaction and are anticipating an exciting event.

Interested organizations can participate in the conference by: Exhibiting products and services their company provides; Becoming a Georgia Peach, Midnight Train or River Street sponsor to receive special sponsorship recognition; Sponsoring or co-sponsoring a planned event, speaker or workshop; and advertising in the conference program and/or website

Exhibit space will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be room for 35 vendors in the exhibitor space at the Convention Center, and there will be scheduled breaks and lunch to increase traffic in those areas.

Interested parties can contact Joan Heath, joan.heath@gdc.ga.gov, or Betsy Thomas, betsy.thomas@gdc.ga.gov for further information.

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