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.
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.
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”
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EVAWI’s annual conferences focuses on sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, human trafficking and elder abuse. We consistently bring together law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, health care professionals, faith community members, educators, researchers and others in this three-day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues to effectively respond to these crimes in all of our communities.
LEARN: Improve your skills by learning about the latest topics and best-practices from dynamic, highly respected experts in the field.
Try out the newest products and technology from our conference exhibitors, while collaborating among criminal justice and community professionals.
RE-ENERGIZE: Refuel your passion to make a difference for victims of gender-based violence and take that energy back to implement change in your own community.
CELEBRATE: Join us in honoring our annual Visionary award, Professional Impact award, and Media Excellence award recipients.
With three full days of training offering 6 general sessions, a choice of 60 workshops and over 100 presenters, you are sure to learn something you can bring home and apply on the job. Moreover, with over 2,200 professionals expected to attend, you can anticipate countless opportunities to meet, rejuvenate and share ideas with other colleagues.
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Registration will open in fall 2019.