Statewide Law Enforcment Training on Violence Agaisnt Women (VAWT)
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:
A nationally and internationally-recognized conference, The Crimes Against Children Conference is THE ONLY one of its kind that provides practical instruction using current information, the newest ideas and most successful intervention strategies to those professionals responsible for combating the many and varied forms of crimes against children. The Crimes Against Children Conference produced by the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, together with the Dallas Police Department and utilizing the nation’s leading professional experts, is designed to meet the training needs of law enforcement officers, child protection caseworkers, probation/parole officers, children’s advocacy center staff, victim advocates, prosecutors, medical professionals and therapists.
The agenda is now available for our Regional Training Conference in San Antonio, Texas. This 2-day training will be held at the St. Anthony Riverwalk Wyndham Hotelon Wednesday and Thursday, October 2 - 3, 2013. Training TopicsLearn from leading experts on the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and strangulation:
Effectively Recognizing and Responding to Sexual Assault
Overcoming the Consent Defense
Effective Report Writing Using the Language of Non-Consensual Sex
A Paradigm Shift: The Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview
Barriers to Successfully Interviewing Sexual Assault Survivors
Preparing Domestic Violence Cases for Trial
Prosecuting Cases Involving Strangulation
Self Care -- It's all About You!
Sgt. Joanne Archambault, SDPD (Ret.), Executive Director, End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI), President and Training Director, SATI, Inc., Addy, WA
Det. Michael Crumrine, Austin Police Department, Austin, TX
Sgt. Elizabeth Donegan, Austin Police Department, Austin, TX
Dana Nelson, Assistant District Attorney, Travis County, TX
Russell Strand, Chief, Family Advocacy Law Enforcement Training Division, United States Army Military Police School, Fort Leonard Wood, MO
Registration FeeThe registration fee for this conference is $250.
Register by August 9, 2013 to receive a $25 early bird discount
Student registration with identification is $200
Teams with 5 or more get the 5th registration free
Dallas Children's Advocacy Center & Dallas Police Department
A nationally and internationally-recognized conference for professionals from the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, social work, children’s advocacy, therapy, and medicine who work directly with child victims of crime.2013 is the 25th anniversary of the Crimes Against Children Conference. We are planning a very special conference to celebrate this milestone. Registration is open!Aaron Fisher is this year's keynote speaker.
2013 Wampus Cat 5K FUN RUNBringing Awareness and Prevention toTeen Dating Violence Fun Run begins at 9:00 a.m. in front of Itasca High SchoolRegistration begins at 8:30 a.m.Parking in the Itasca Football Stadium Parking LotSponsored by Itasca ISD and benefitting theJohnson County Family Crisis Center in Cleburne, TXFor details and additional information, contactItasca ISD School CounselorGrace Hennig @ firstname.lastname@example.org or (254) 687-2922 Ext. 116Inclement (Bad) WeatherDate is Saturday, April 20, 2013
Two part event entitled “Elephant in the Room” in Downtown Fort Worth.
“Breakfast with Leaders”
An open invitation to local leaders be it legislative, religious, educational and community, to talk about the “Elephant in the Room”. We will be addressing sexual violence and talking about contemporary trends in anti-sexual violence law. Invite is also open to local law enforcement agencies, attorneys and other groups that would be impacted by pending or recently passed legislation.
We will also highlight local agencies and organizations that offer services and programs to aid and support those in need.
An art exhibit featuring local artist including painters, photographers, sculptures, poets & musicians.
This will be a relaxed but passionate exhibit of art in its many beautiful forms all to express the hearts of victims, survivors & overcomers… giving hope, grace and empowerment to all.
After decades of effective advocacy, policy changes, and direct service provision, myths about violence against women and victim blaming persist and impact the effectiveness of the criminal justice system's response to victims and sirvivors. Research indicates thta advocates and law enforcement offers are effective expert witnesses, and that they and court personnel can affect change regarding the perceptions of these crimes. This conference aims to address that gap by providing training to increase the use of expert testimony indomestic violence cases.Early rate registration fee is $300.00.Registration fee is $325.00 after December 13, 2012.Registration fee includes: all workshop sessions, conference materials and continuing education document
Dallas Children's Advocacy Center & the Dallas Police Department
A nationally and internationally-recognized conference for professionals from the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, social work, children’s advocacy, therapy, and medicine who work directly with child victims of crime.
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