The Statewide Training on Violence Against Women Program (VAWT) was created by the Sexual Assault Family Violence Investigators Course (SAFVIC) in 2010 to create a statewide conference for law enforcement and telecommunication personnel. The purpose of the VAWT program is to assist in developing and strengthening effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to combat violent crimes against women and to develop and strengthen victim services in such cases. The program was initially funded in 2010 through the American Recovery andReinvestment Act of 2009, S.T.O.P Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Program Grant from the Criminal Justice Division (CJD) of the Texas Governor’s Office.
The Statewide Training on Violence Against Women Program (VAWT) held its first successful conference in February 2011. With subsequent funding from the Criminal Justice Division of the Texas Governor’s Office and the S.T.O.P ViolenceAgainst Women Act (VAWA) Program Grant, the program coordinated additional successful conferences in San Antonio in July 2012 and in Irving in 2013.
Location: Omni San Antonio, Texas Hotel at the Colonnade
Date: July 28-30, 2014
Selected Attendees: All selected attendees will be notified of their selection status on or before May 1, 2014 but no later than May 21, 2014.
Conference fees: All training, registration, and lodging fees will be at no cost to the conference attendee. The VAWT program will only cover lodging fees for Monday, July 28th and Tuesday, July 30th. Any conference attendee can elect to arrive a day or two prior to the conference, or depart after the conference at their expense.
Overnight Accommodations: Applicants selected to attend the conference must reside more than 50 miles (one-way) from the conference location to qualify for overnight accommodations. Selected attendees who resides less than 50 miles from the conference location may still attend the conference as a daily attendee.
Travel Expenses: The VAWT program does not cover any travel, meal, or hotel incidental expenses. All travel expenses for early arrival/late departure, meals, movies, room service, fuel, airfare, etc. are the sole responsibility of the conference attendee.
Please go to the following website for more information or to fill out an application: