Twenty-Fourth International Summit on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma Across the Lifespan
Sep 5 – Sep 8 all-day

This Summit is a unique forum for professionals across all disciplines and philosophies to gather for in-depth exchange of current information on all facets of violence, abuse and trauma prevention, intervention and research. We are one of the very few events that include researchers, practitioners, advocates, survivors, and front-line workers from all disciplines to share information, discuss controversial issues, and engage in difficult dialogues. Evident in our uniquely comprehensive programming, the Summit focuses on linking research, practice, policy and advocacy to promote violence-free living for all. Opportunities for networking, continuing education, specialty certifications, and more make this an event you don’t want to miss.

Summit Tracks
1. Adult Survivors of Maltreatment & Trauma
2. At-Risk Youth
3. Campus Assault
4. Child Maltreatment/Adverse Childhood Experiences
5. Human and Labor Trafficking
6. Intimate Partner Violence Offenders
7. Intimate Partner Violence Victims/Survivors
8. Legal & Criminal Justice Issues
9. Primary Prevention/Early Intervention
10. Sexual Victimization
11. Trauma in General
12. Trauma in Military Personnel, Veterans & Their Families

Trauma Training Institute
Sep 9 @ 5:17 pm – Sep 10 @ 6:17 pm

Please join the District of Columbia’s Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG) for a two-day foundational training on trauma for professionals working with victims of crime, justice-involved individuals, and youth at risk for truancy and juvenile delinquency.

 Day 1 – Monday, September 9, 2019

  • Trauma and the Neurobiology of Trauma
  • Trauma-Informed Responses
  • Trauma, Cultural Humility, and Safe Spaces

Day 2 – Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Morning Session – Breakout Panels (Breakout panels only apply for Day 2.  Please select 1 breakout panel during event registration in order to attend.)

1. Trauma & Justice-Involved Individuals

2.  Trauma & Crime Victims

3.  Trauma & Youth

Afternoon Session  

  • Connections Between Trauma and Substance Use
  • Collaborating Across Systems
  • Living Beyond Trauma


International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice
Sep 11 – Sep 14 all-day

Conference Learning Outcome

After attending the Conference on Forensic Science and Practice, participants will report increased knowledge about the current state of the science in forensic nursing, concepts impacting the future of forensic nursing, strategies to influence the future of forensic nursing and the global response to violence, the risks and benefits of technological advances as they relate to forensic nursing and issues of violence and incorporating evidence-based strategies into forensic nursing practice.



Session Tracks

  • Administrative & Leadership
  • Death Investigation
  • General Forensic & Legal
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry & Corrections

International Association of Forensic Nurses

Voices in Action: Eighteenth National Conference on Domestic Violence
Sep 16 – Sep 18 all-day

NCADV’s annual National Conference on Domestic Violence convenes domestic violence experts, victims, survivors and advocates from across the nation to lift and empower voices of victims and survivors and inspire action toward a culture with zero tolerance for domestic violence. Topics include victim advocacy, system response, best practices in victim service delivery and emerging issues within the field. As long as your membership is active, NCADV members receive discounted registration to the conference. Voices in Action, NCADV’s upcoming 2019 conference, will focus attention on:

  • Health and Domestic Violence
  • Behavioral Health and Domestic Violence
  • Intersections of “isms” and Domestic Violence
  • Advocacy (Advanced) Skills
  • Human Rights and Domestic Violence
  • Youth and Domestic Violence
  • Survivor Focus
  • Offenders and Domestic Violence
  • Systems and Domestic Violence
  • Men and Domestic Violence
    • Engaging men in the movement
    • Serving male-identified survivors
  • Today’s Culture and Domestic Violence
  • Activism and Domestic Violence

voices rising

Countering Mass Shootings in the U.S.
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:15 pm

Countering Mass Shootings in the U.S.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019  10:00am – 12:15pm
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room SD-106, U.S. Capitol, Washington DC

Mass shootings have unfortunately become an all too common occurrence in the United States, claiming thousands of victims killed or injured in the last decade alone. Mass public attacks in particular appear to have increased in regularity and severity, leading to a heightened sense of national fear and insecurity. Addressing this urgent problem requires evidence-based policy responses based on careful analysis and evaluation. To respond to this need, George Mason University’s Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy and Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College, with the support of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, have organized a congressional briefing to bring the most up-to-date research on the subject to the U.S. Capitol. Registration is free but required for this event, as space is limited.


All papers from this project (including those below) will be published in Criminology & Public Policy in February, 2020.

Detailed Agenda (coming soon)                                     


  • CYNTHIA LUM, Director and Professor, Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University
    Welcome and Introductions 
  • DAN OATES, Police Chief (retired), City of Aurora (CO) Police Department; Miami Beach (FL) Police Department
    The Mass Shooting Nightmare–A Police Chief’s Perspective
  • ADAM LANKFORD, Professor, University of Alabama
    Why Have Public Mass Shootings Become More Deadly?
  • JENNIFER SKEEM, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
    Mental Health and Mass Violence
  • JAMES SILVER, Professor, Worcester State University
    Using Threat Assessment to Reduce the Incidence of Public Mass Violence
  • CHRISTOPHER S. KOPER, Professor, George Mason University
    Restrictions on High-Risk Weapons and Individuals
  • APRIL ZEOLI, Professor, Michigan State University
    Domestic Violence, Firearm Restrictions, and Mass Shooters
  • DANIEL WEBSTER, Professor, Johns Hopkins University 
    Comprehensive Background Checks and Firearm Purchaser Licensing
  • CHARLES BRANAS, Professor, Columbia University
    Rapid Response to Mass Shootings
  • DANIEL NAGIN, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
    Policy Recommendations and Concluding Remarks
What Works Global Summit 2019
Oct 16 – Oct 18 all-day

WWGS 2019 will bring together world leaders in evidence-based decisionmaking in Mexico City from 16 to 18 October 2019. The largest event of its kind globally, it will explore the evidence for designing, implementing and reviewing effective programmes and policies. Projected to reach over 500 participants from 30 countries, WWGS 2019 will share the latest evidence synthesis research, research methods and practice strategies for improving the lives of individuals, families and communities worldwide.

Leave No Victim Behind IV
Oct 21 – Oct 23 all-day

Long Term Recovery of Communities Following Mass Violence Incidents

The University of Oregon Police Department and the California Victim Compensation Board are pleased to announce the Leave No Victim Behind IV national training conference for 2019. The conference will take place on October 21-23, 2019 at the Conference Center of Las Vegas. The Leave No Victim Behind conference series will continue its focus on best practices for responding to mass violence and unique partnerships between law enforcement and victim services to assist victims of crime.

This year’s conference theme is long term recovery of communities following mass violence incidents. The conference dates follow the second anniversary of the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting in Las Vegas on October 1. Las Vegas was specifically selected as the conference location to allow participants the opportunity to observe how a community continues to meet the needs of victims, survivors and responders of a large-scale mass violence incident on a long term basis. Participants will hear from responders and victims of the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival regarding their recovery process over the last two years.

Conference sessions will include presentations on long term recovery from responders and victims of the Virginia Tech shooting, the bombing of Pan Am Flight #103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, the Boston Marathon bombing, and more recent incidents such as the Borderline Bar shooting in Thousand Oaks, CA. Speakers will share best practices, challenges and their personal experiences.

The conference agenda will also feature a panel of survivors of law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Sadly, the nation has witnessed a discouraging trend in law enforcement deaths and communities are seeking assistance with responding to and coping with the aftermath.

Information regarding resources and technical assistance provided by the federal Office for Victims of Crime, school grants and non-profit organizations will also be presented.

Conference attendees will include law enforcement, victim service providers, first responders, community based organizations, campus officials, crisis response teams, emergency management professionals and behavioral health specialists. This year’s conference is the fourth installment in the Leave No Victim Behind series and will build upon the excellence demonstrated in our prior conferences, which in the past have been supported by our local, state and federal partners, including the federal Office for Victims of Crime and the Oregon Department of Justice.

This one of a kind gathering of experts and responders provides essential training for the multiple professions that help victims and communities recover and heal from mass violence incidents. In addition, the conference provides opportunities for networking, information sharing and collaboration. Our non-traditional approach to adult learning will include a remarkable venue, excellent conference provided meals and an exceptional line up of subject matter experts. Please register early and check back often to our website for updated information. The Early Bird registration deadline is September 1, 2019. The conference website link is Information regarding conference hotels, special rates and travel can also be found on the website.

2019 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology
Nov 13 – Nov 16 all-day

The American Society of Criminology is an international organization whose members pursue scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the measurement, etiology, consequences, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency. The Society’s objectives are to encourage the exchange, in a multidisciplinary setting, of those engaged in research, teaching, and practice so as to foster criminological scholarship, and to serve as a forum for the dissemination of criminological knowledge. Our membership includes students, practitioners, and academicians from the many fields of criminal justice and criminology.

The Society conducts an annual meeting devoted to discussions of topics of general interest. The 2019 meeting will take place November 13 – 16, 2019 in San Francisco, CA at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. The theme for the meeting is Criminology in the New Era: Confronting Injustice and Inequalities.

Note: Representatives from the Center for Victim Research will be presenting four workshops at ASC:

  • 11/13/19, 9:30-10:50pm PT: “Synthesizing Evidence from Victim Research and Practice”
  • 11/14/19, 11:00-12:20pm PT: “Strengthening Researcher-Practitioner Collaboration: Perspectives from the Victim”
  • 11/14/19, 5:00-6:20pm PT: “Protecting Victims in Research: Examples from the Victim Research and Services Fields”
  • 11/15/19, 2:00-3:20pm PT: “Integrating Research and Practice in the Victim Services Field”
National Training Institute 2019
Dec 4 – Dec 6 all-day

The National Center for Victims of Crime’s annual training conference emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to sharing promising practices, current research, and effective programs and policies that are victim-centered, practice-based, and research-informed. NTI is a forum for law enforcement, victim service professionals, allied practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to share current developments and build new collaborations. Proposals are due December 17, 2018.

2020 USC Judith D. Tamkin International Symposium on Elder Abuse
Feb 26 – Feb 28 all-day

The mission of the USC Judith D. Tamkin International Symposium on Elder Abuse is to create safe and healthy environments for all elders, here and across the world, by bringing thought leaders, activists, caregivers, researchers, lawmakers, and other stakeholders together to share findings, strategize solutions, and help shape and propel the field of elder abuse and justice.

Program coming soon.

As part of the USC Judith D. Tamkin Symposium on Elder Abuse’s mission, we are pleased to offer travel awards for students through the Tamkin Scholar Award. The goal of this award is to stimulate interest in elder abuse research and to help students attend the symposium.  This award will include a stipend to be used towards hotel accommodations, travel and registration for the symposium.  Awards will be provided to applicants that demonstrate a strong interest in elder abuse.

Criteria: Applicants must be enrolled in a Graduate, Doctoral, or Postdoctoral program.