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 https://center.uoregon.edu/uosafety/2019/registration/ Information regarding conference hotels, special rates and travel can also be found on the website.

Rapid Rehousing for Domestic Violence Victims: A Formative Evaluation
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for the next Center for Victim Research webinar on October 29, 2019 at 2 PM ET.

Victim advocates and funders recognize the need for effective programs to provide swift housing solutions to survivors of domestic violence. The 2016 VOCA Rule change permitted greater flexibility in funding transitional housing programs for victims. Evaluation of the various housing models is a critical step toward achieving desired outcomes for victims.

A research collaboration in Maine between the VOCA Administrator and their state Statistical Analysis Center recently undertook a formative evaluation of a rapid rehousing program for domestic violence victims. This presentation will describe the steps they took, findings from this early examination, and lessons learned about researching in this area.

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(registered users can join the webinar at 1:45 PM ET)

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”
Thirty-Sixth Annual Adult Protective Services Conference
Nov 19 – Nov 22 all-day

Adult Protective Services’ (APS) mission is to protect older adults and people with disabilities from abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation in the community.

The theme of this year’s APS Conference is, Protecting Vulnerable Adults is Everyone’s Business. “It’s Everyone’s Business” is our established and ongoing campaign which aims to educate the public on how to recognize abuse, neglect and financial exploitation of this vulnerable population and how to become an agent of positive change.

As with this campaign, this year’s conference seeks to inform, strengthen partnerships, educate, and increase understanding about the population we serve and how we can better serve them.


The Cornell-Penn IDA: An Interview Tool for Assessing Decisional Ability of Individuals at Risk
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Interview for Decisional Ability (IDA) tool was originally designed for use by APS and has potential to be more widely used in venues like nursing homes, medical practices, etc. The webinar will introduce the Cornell-Penn IDA (Interview for Decisional Ability) and explain how it was developed from inception through roll out and evaluation. The webinar will particularly focus on the need for a standardized tool to assess decisional ability, the basic principles of the interview tool and how and when it is best utilized. In addition, the webinar will describe the training curriculum and results of recent research on the tools validity. A short video demonstrating the interview will accompany the presentation. Lessons learned and future directions followed by audience Q+A will complete the presentation.

This webinar will be presented by Veronica LoFaso, MD, Robert Abrams, MD, and Pamela Ansell, MSW.


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.


Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference 2020
Mar 18 – Mar 19 all-day

Holding Space: Innovation and Values in Anti-Trafficking Work

The 2020 FNUSA Conference will take place on March 18-19 in Miami, FL. This year we will explore how anti-trafficking work has grown and evolved since the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act in 2000. Twenty years later, survivors are receiving more compassionate and effective services and advocates have forged pathways to influence policy. Community leaders across the country are developing new approaches, tools, and partnerships to address human trafficking. These innovations are changing the way we work together and our collective impact.

However, some challenges linger. Survivors still fight for a seat at the table, collaboration remains difficult, and entire populations are overlooked and underserved. As awareness of human trafficking increases, prosecutions are down and human rights protections are being stripped away. Using conference sessions, networking time, and physical space, we will confront these challenges and build solutions that are intersectional, representative, and rooted in human rights.

2020 National Conference on Juvenile Justice
Mar 22 – Mar 25 all-day

Vital and important educational opportunity  for judges, probation officers, detention facility employees, and other stakeholders in the juvenile justice system. This conference will explore gaps in services, discover new and improved practices, share cutting edge research, and motivate participants to explore positive case outcomes for youth involved in the delinquency system.