Largest Turnout Ever Predicted for 2024 National Conference on Community and Restorative Justice i
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WASHINGTON - eMusicWire -- Largest Turnout Ever Predicted for July's National Conference on Community and Restorative Justice in Washington, D.C.

June 24, 2024: The National Conference on Community and Restorative Justice is set to convene from July 29 to August 1, 2024, at the Downtown Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. This year's event marks the 9th gathering of the biennial conference and is expected to attract a record-breaking 1,800 attendees, an extraordinary milestone in the conference's seventeen-year history.

Since its inception in 2007, the conference has seen remarkable growth, expanding from 183 participants in its first year to 1,707 attendees in 2022. The increasing participation reflects a burgeoning global interest in community and restorative justice, with last year's conference drawing individuals from 49 states and 9 countries. Under the theme "Re-visioning our Legacies: A Defining Moment," the conference aims to be a pivotal gathering in the restorative justice movement. This theme underscores the critical juncture at which we find ourselves in promoting and embedding community and restorative justice principles not only within our communities and society at large, but also within our own personal lives and families.

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The conference will feature an impressive array of activities and sessions, including:
  • Seven specialized tracks: Covering key topics such as Ending Mass Incarceration and Law & Policy.
  • 15+ Keynote Speakers: Renowned experts and grassroot leaders in the fields of community and restorative justice.
  • 180+ Breakout Sessions featuring 375+ Presenters: Offering in-depth exploration of various aspects of community and restorative justice, from research to innovative practices to personal stories.
  • 25+ Exhibitors: Showcasing products, services, and resources relevant to attendees.
  • Wellness Activities and Spaces: Promoting mental, emotional, and physical well being throughout the conference.

The conference prides itself on being inclusive and welcoming to people of all ages, from youth to elders, ensuring a diverse and enriching experience for all participants. For more information and to register for the National Conference on Community and Restorative Justice, please visit

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NACRJ Media Contact: Wendy Moore

About NACRJ Formally established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2013, NACRJ not only hosts the national conference but also offers membership services, formulates position and policy statements, and provides a growing number of programs and services to support and advance the fields of community and restorative justice.

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