This year, Shared Hope will be hitting “pause” on our regular JuST Conference content to bring you a special series from the Shared Hope Institute for Justice and Advocacy – JuST LIVE! State Action. National Change. webinar series.

Throughout the month of October, this series of free webinars will introduce 6 key issue areas that form the Advanced Legislative Framework, which the Institute for Justice & Advocacy is excited to release on Wednesday, November 18. The JuST LIVE! State Action. National Change. webinar series will track these issue areas with two presentations keyed to critical aspects of advancing protections for child victims under each issue area.

View JuST LIVE! Agenda

This unforgettable and inspiring conference features today’s most pressing issues in the anti-trafficking field. Presentations and workshops focus on skill-building, survivor experiences, cross-discipline collaboration, task force development, case studies and lessons learned. The JuST Conference continues to stand by the motto that each person has a role to play in preventing and ending commercial sexual exploitation, and that a collaborative community response is critical.

Whether you are just getting started or have been working on the issue for years, we have something for everyone. Our training conference strives to provide intermediate or advanced presentations including core subjects as well as hot topics, criminal trends, and material rarely-seen at other events. With new speakers each year and an array of powerful new workshops, JuST 2020 will not only educate you, but also inspire action and expand your network. Join experts and professionals from across the nation to learn practical ways you and your agency can create sustainable changes and leverage your resources to tackle sex trafficking from all angles.


Click here to view the JuST LIVE! State Action. National Change. October Webinar Series.


“(Attending the JuST Conference I was) delighted to be in the company of so many people from across the country who are making a difference and so willing to share.”

“Great conference. Resiliency happens and it is powerful.”

“The JuST conference has not disappointed.I truly appreciate the professionalism that allows for multiple agencies and non-profits and survivors to come together to find a solution.”

“The conference was an amazing opportunity for my self and my whole task force. I’m so excited to bring our new knowledge together for our community.”

JuST Registration and Ticket Info

The 2020 JuST Conference has been reschedule to 2021. The new date is November 17 – 19, 2021 and at the same location– the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC. This decision has been made with the safety and well-being of our attendees, presenters, volunteers and Shared Hope team as our top priority.

A Virtual Component will be available this fall. We will post more information on the virtual component in the coming months.

If you have already placed an order for the 2020 conference, please note that you will receive an email on or about 7/7/2020 from regarding your registration transaction.

The JuST Conference Volunteer Program is typically made up of almost 30 incredible individuals that are passionate about the fight to end domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST). Our JuST volunteers are essential to the success of the programming we offer. Without them, we would not be able to host so many opportunities for networking, education and collaboration.

See our Terms and Conditions & Refund Policy.

Due to the sensitive, and sometimes graphic, nature of content provided during our workshops and presentations, we require that all attendees are 18+.


Washington, DC is one of the world’s leading destinations for travel and tourism. The city offers great air and public transportation options, unique venues, award-winning hotels, and hundreds of free attractions.

Explore the monuments along the National Mall and the city’s vibrant and character-rich neighborhoods. Outstanding shopping, free museums and can’t-miss theater make DC a must-see. Visit

Washington DC Official Visitors Guide

Omni Sheraton Hotel, Washington, DC


2500 Calvert Street Washington, DC


By Car – If you choose to drive into the Washington DC, The Omni Shoreham is offering discounted valet overnight parking for $45 per night for JuST Conference guests. Near the Shoreham and throughout DC we encourage you to find discounted parking through apps like SpotHero and ParkWhiz

By Air  – There are three major airports in the Washington, DC region: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (airport code: DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (airport code: IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (airport code: BWI). All three offer multiple U.S. and international flights daily. The Reagan National Airport is the closest airport to DC proper, just a 10-minute drive from city lines. For more information on transportation to and from DCA, click here.

By BusClick here for a list of options for traveling to/from DC via bus.

By Train – To take the train to DC, book an Amtrak to DC’s Union Station.

Once you are in town, there are many transportation options for navigating DC. Visit the for detailed information.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The JuST Conference has unique opportunities for you to share your resources with our national audience. For more information about event sponsorship at any level, brand recognition (such as promotion at the annual Networking Happy Hour or other social events), and an easy way to connect with attendees contact our conference coordinator. We would love to talk with you further about these options and how we may be able to customize them for you.

We also have another unique way to give back. Each year, we receive many requests for scholarships from our survivor network, which are funded by generous donors around the US. All donations contributed towards registration scholarships are utilized for conference tickets.

Our survivors are an amazing group of leaders with an unparalleled perspective and valuable contributions to the anti-trafficking movement. We’d be thrilled if you partnered with us in supporting their attendance! If you or your organization would like to sponsor survivor scholarships for JuST Conference attendance, you may do so with a donation of any amount at this link by directing the gift to Where Needed Most and listing “JuST Conference Scholarship” in the feedback section.

Thank You to Our 2019 JuST Conference






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