Finding A Way Home

The theme of this year’s conference is “Finding A Way Home,” and it will examine how many of our children and youth struggle as they navigate challenging systems. We will learn from the Honorable Craig Arthur how our Juvenile Justice system is restoration designed. We will consider developing more robust community engagement to ensure safe and supportive schools for our most vulnerable children. We will focus on building resources for parents and kinship groups as they support our children. We will even consider the neuroscience of learning.

Conference Details

March 3rd & 4th, 2023

Registration opens at 8:30am on Friday and Saturday

Waugh Student Center
Vanguard University
55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Coming from out of town? See below for local hotels and discounts!

Nursing CEUs

Vanguard University’s Department of Nursing provides attendees of the Ensure Justice 2023 Conference Continuing Education Units!

How does it work? Register for the conference, attend both days, and submit a request for your certificate to

Teacher Advancement CEUs

Attendees of the Ensure Justice 2023 Conference can earn Continuing Education Units! This is a unique opportunity for teachers to gain university credit as they analyze their previous professional development experiences, enhance their instructional practice, and establish future goals for their classroom.

Local Hotels and Discounts

The following hotels provide a rate for Vanguard-affiliated parties:

Ayres Hotel & Suites

Distance from Vanguard: 1.6 miles
325 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Guest Services: Complimentary wi-fi, parking, and shuttle service within a 3-mile radius.

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Distance from Vanguard: 2.1 miles
3131 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Guest Services: Complimentary breakfast for one person, wi-fi, and parking. Shuttle service to John Wayne Airport (SNA) and within a 5-mile radius.

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