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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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.


Thirty-Sixth Annual International Symposium on Child Abuse
Mar 23 – Mar 26 all-day

The International Symposium on Child Abuse is a premiere conference that provides expert training and numerous networking opportunities to professionals in the child maltreatment field, and is one of the few conferences that addresses all aspects of child maltreatment, including, but not limited to, physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, exposure to violence, poly-victimization, exploitation, intervention, trafficking, and prevention.


ResilienceCon 2020
Apr 5 – Apr 7 all-day

ResilienceConis a new approach to conferences that offers a variety of traditional and innovative formats. ResilienceCon is an international conference that offers opportunities to interact with colleagues who are interested in strengths-based approaches to understanding, preventing, and responding to violence and other adversities. 

Join us in Nashville for ResilienceCon 2020! ResilienceCon™ focuses on strengths-based approaches for research, prevention, and intervention on violence and other adversities. All ResilienceCon sessions are interview-based. Every session makes time for moderated interviews of the presenters, followed by an audience Q&A.  The format makes space for:

    • Great conversations

    • Where participants hear about lessons learned, professional stories

    • What it really takes to successfully implement a project or intervention.

ResilienceCon is targeted to Social Workers, Psychologists, Mental Health Professionals, students, and related fields such as education, sociology, criminology, and public health.  The program offers content at Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels.

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