Midwest Training and Events

If you missed one of the trainings or events below, you may still be able to get the course materials or other information.  If there’s not a specific contact person or website listed for what you need, you can ask your state contact for help.

Upcoming Training and Events:

This year’s MJDC juvenile summit will be held in Ann Arbor, MI on July 27-27, 2018.

MJDC trainers are available to provide training on juvenile issues in your state.  Contact Betsy Clarke or Devon Lee for more information.

Recent Training and Events:

MJDC hosted a regional summit and training on July 12-13, 2017 in Bismark, ND.  The Summit focused 50 Years Post-Gault: Celebrating 50 Years of Gault Rights and had representatives from 7 of the 8 states in our region.

For information about IL trainings and events, check out the Illinois Juvenile Justice Initiative.

For information on MI trainings, take a look at MCCD’s website.

The Minnesota Public Defender holds annual trainings. For more information, contact Leslie Rosenberg in the MN Public Defender’s Office.


North Dakota

South Dakota

The State Public Defender held its annual defense conference November 15-17, 2017. Some of the conference materials specific to juvenile practice are available from SPD Training Director Gina Pruski.

You can also find WI juvenile training materials on the SPD’s website.