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The 2020 Women Working in Corrections and Juvenile Justice (WWICJJ) national conference will be held October 18-21, 2020 in Savannah, Georgia and will be hosted by the Georgia Department of Corrections. The cost of the WWICJJ 2020 Conference is $300. The theme for this year’s conference will be Future in Focus. More details regarding our speakers, agenda and more, are forthcoming.

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The 2020 conference is open to all women who work in the corrections and juvenile justice field in any discipline to include peace officers, healthcare providers, administrators and executives. The conference will feature workshops, guest speakers, training, exhibits, and opportunities for networking.

The first WWICJJ national conference was held in 1985 and is held every two years in a different state across the United States. Most recently it was held in California. Previous states include Arkansas, Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Each state had a specific theme, prominent guest speakers, training, and events. 

The Georgia Department of Corrections(GDC) is the fourth largest corrections system in the nation and is responsible for protecting the public by operating safe and secure facilities through the development of professional staff and effective offender management.

For more information on the upcoming 2020 conference, contact Joan Heath at (404) 304-4839, joan.heath@gdc.ga.gov or Betsy Thomas at (478) 342-9144 or betsy.thomas@gdc.ga.gov.