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Jan 15, 2009

January 19, 2009 – Proposals Due

The Next National Summit: Exploring Effective Interventions in Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment
The Family Violence Prevention Fund and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, will host this Summit on the intersection of domestic violence and child welfare in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on June 2 - 4. By presenting at the Summit, professionals working on issues related to co-occurrence can share strategies for transforming the way child welfare agencies, domestic violence organizations, courts, other service providers, and communities respond to families in need. Those interested in presenting should submit proposals that highlight innovative practices and policies, inspire leadership, and provide insight into effective collaborative and system responses. All materials related to proposals should be submitted to or via fax to 216/925-4180. For more information, call 216/707-9499 or click here.

January 30, 2009 – Registration Deadline

2009 National Victim Assistance Academy
The Office for Victims of Crime will present the 2009 National Victim Assistance Academy, one of the most important training events available to victim service providers, on March 1-6, 2009 at the American Airlines Training and Conference Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Service providers from justice-based programs; community nonprofit organizations and faith-based programs; law enforcement; mental health programs; elder abuse programs; and hospitals and medical organizations can attend. Courses are taught by teams of nationally recognized scholars, researchers, and practitioners with hands-on experience-leaders in the field of victimology, criminal justice, and victims’ rights and services. More information on the Academy is available here.

February 23-25, 2009, Washington DC

Children Today…America’s Future
The Child Welfare League of America is hosting its national 2009 conference, Children Today…America’s Future, at the Marriott Wardman Park. The conference includes an Advocacy Day on February 24. It will be the year’s largest outpouring of support for reform in child welfare and the first large-scale effort after President Obama is inaugurated to focus the attention of Congress on children. Workshop topics will include: leading change through public-private collaboration; data-driven decision-making; evidence-based practice; expanding the use of technology to achieve better outcomes; and creating a trauma-informed child welfare system. For more information and to register, click here.

March 18-19, Dallas, TX

Modern Day Slavery: Conference on Human Trafficking
Freedom Network USA will host the Sixth Annual Freedom Network Conference on human trafficking at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas. The Conference will address how to increase awareness, assist victims, prosecute perpetrators and better serve survivors. For more information, call 214/821-5393 or click here.

March 26, 2009, Eatontown, NJ

Sexual Violence Prevention: Connecting the Dots
The New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault will host its third annual conference featuring several nationally known experts in the field of sexual violence prevention at the Sheraton Eatontown. Three workshops in each of five tracks will be offered, including: child abuse, youth violence, developmental disabilities, gender norms, and media. For more information, click here.

April 24-25, 2009, Minneapolis, MN

Sowing Seeds of Academic Change, Nurturing New Paradigms
The Academy on Violence and Abuse will host a two-day conference, bringing together health researchers and the deans and faculty members of health professional schools, to change how health professionals are trained. The Academy on Violence and Abuse is an academic and health professional membership organization working to integrate teaching about the health effects of abuse into the educational curricula of health professions. For more information, click here.

April 26-29, 2009, Crystal City, VA

Fourth International Conference on Domestic Abuse
Jewish Women International’s Fourth International Conference on Domestic Abuse will feature opportunities for individuals and organizations to connect with one another, build concrete skills, share struggles and challenges as well as best practices, reflect on what has been accomplished, and envision the future. The Conference will include: trainings and skill building sessions for advocates, social workers, mental health professionals, clergy, lawyers and community leaders; an Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill; facilitated networking sessions; special sessions on prevention work and promoting healthy relationships; a survivor speak-out; and more. For more information, click here.

May 12-15, 2009, Minneapolis, MN

International Conference for Batterer Intervention Program Professionals
The Domestic Abuse Project in Minneapolis will host the next International Conference for Batterer Intervention Program Professionals and all others who intervene with men who batter. The four-day learning event will include opportunities to network, learn about innovative strategies, and hone skills on how to address violence in the home. Click here for updates.

May 21-22, 2009, New York, NY

Stand Up and Speak Out
A Call to Men, a national association of men and women committed to ending violence against women, will host its fourth national conference at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. At Stand Up and Speak Out, women and men will come together and strategize about how best to end violence against women – with a solution that engages men in addressing the issue. For more information, click here or email

September 3-4, 2009, San Diego, CA

A New Direction for a Safer Tomorrow: A National Conference on Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the Office on Violence Against Women are hosting a conference to inform professionals about how to provide safe supervised visitation and exchange services that take domestic violence into account at the Omni San Diego Hotel. National experts will provide education on safety for adult victims and children; services for diverse populations; community collaboration; and advocacy. For more information, call 775/784-6427 or email