The Southern Juvenile Defender Center (SJDC) is the resource center for the National Juvenile Defender Center for seven states in the southeast (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana). SJDC provides technical resources, training and community building to juvenile defense attorneys. Since 2011, SJDC has hosted a day and a half Regional Summit, held annually in the summer, providing specific juvenile defense training with presenters from around the region and around the country. The 2016 Regional Summit will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, with the theme focusing on the fifth anniversary of the United State Supreme Court decision J.D.B. v. North Carolina.