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2017 New York Regional Conference
New York, NY
October 7 - 11, 2017
Space is limited. Payment must be received in full to reserve your spot.
Please join us in New York to learn promising practices and emerging issues in sexual assault, domestic violence, and other forms of gender-based violence. 

Approved Use of OVW Grant Funds

The programs listed below have conditionally approved their grantees to attend our 2017 St. Louis Regional Conference. Grantees are required to contact their OVW program specialist to get approval specific to their award and to ensure that a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) is issued. A GAN must be completed before grantees commit or expend any funds related to attending this conference.

  • Grants to Support Families in the Justice System
  • Improving the Criminal Justice Response to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program (also known as Grants to Encourage Arrest and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program)
  • Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Program
  • Court Training and Improvement Program
  • Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program
  • State and Territorial Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalitions Program
  • Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program
  • Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Assistance Program

Grantees from STOP program may be invited to attend this conference and do not have to contact their OVW program manager for prior approval. STOP subgrantees need approval from their STOP State Administrator. Grantees who are not required to get prior approval to attend this conference should be advised to place a “memo to the file” in their grant records indicating the conference approval reference number.

The reference number for this conference is OVW-2018-MU-002. This number must be used by grantees when requesting approval via a GAN or in their “memo to the file”. This approval and assigned reference number is for this conference only.



Online Registration:
 Our preferred method for conference registrations is our online format. Online registration allows you to register regardless of your method of payment (credit card, check or purchase order). If for some reason you are unable to register online, you may download the manual registration form.

Form W-9: Download our W-9 form here.

Refunds & Cancellations Policy: EVAWI understands that circumstances change and there may be emergencies that prevent an individual from attending the conference.

  • No refund will be provided if you have not cancelled your registration prior to midnight on September 8, 2017. If you are registered for the conference at this point, we have incurred significant expenses on your behalf, and the FULL registration fee is due whether or not you attend.
  • If your registration is cancelled by midnight (PST)* on September 8, 2017, we will refund your registration fee less a $100 administrative fee if the registration fee has been paid. If the registration fee has not been paid, you will be billed for the $100 administrative fee. Cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to Jessica@evawintl.org or faxed to 774-404-7108. Refunds will be processed within 30 days of receiving your cancellation.

To help avoid the loss of an individual’s registration fee or to avoid the $100.00 cancellation fee, you may substitute another person in your place at no charge. To make a substitution, complete a manual conference registration form for the substitute participant and email it to info@evawintl.org. The name of the original registrant MUST be included.


 

If you have any questions about your registration, please call our financial manager, Jessica Fisher, at 774-404-7108 or email Jessica@evawintl.org

 

Menu Options:

  • $300: Saturday, Sunday
  • $450: Saturday, Sunday, Monday or Monday, Tuesday, Wedesday
  • $595: Saturday - Wednesday

Saturday: Sexual Assault: Investigating and Responding to Difficult Cases & Improving our Reactions to Sexual Assault Victims

Sunday: Neurobiology of Trauma and Sexual Assault

Monday: Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI)

Tuesday: You Have Options Program (YHOP)

Wednesday: You Have Options Program (YHOP)


Approved Use of OVW Grant Funds

The programs listed below have conditionally approved their grantees to attend our 2017 St. Louis Regional Conference. Grantees are required to contact their OVW program specialist to get approval specific to their award and to ensure that a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) is issued. A GAN must be completed before grantees commit or expend any funds related to attending this conference.

  • Grants to Support Families in the Justice System
  • Improving the Criminal Justice Response to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program (also known as Grants to Encourage Arrest and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program)
  • Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Program
  • Court Training and Improvement Program
  • Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program
  • State and Territorial Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalitions Program
  • Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program
  • Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Assistance Program

Grantees from STOP program may be invited to attend this conference and do not have to contact their OVW program manager for prior approval. STOP subgrantees need approval from their STOP State Administrator. Grantees who are not required to get prior approval to attend this conference should be advised to place a “memo to the file” in their grant records indicating the conference approval reference number.

The reference number for this conference is OVW-2018-MU-002. This number must be used by grantees when requesting approval via a GAN or in their “memo to the file”. This approval and assigned reference number is for this conference only.

Ann Burdges, Vice President, EVAWI; CEO and Executive Director, Gwinnett Sexual Assault & Children’s Advocacy Center, Duluth, GA
Christia Currie, MSW, Training and Technical Assistance, You Have Options Program
Carrie Hull, Detective, Ashland PD, OR
Russell W. Strand, Advisory Board Member, EVAWI, Special Agent (Ret), Co-Owner, Strand & Heitman Innovative Forensic Techniques (SHIFT) LLC, Rolla, MO
Christopher Wilson, PsyD, Psychologist, Portland, OR

Conference Hotel

Picture of the InterContinental NY Barclay

InterContinental New York Barclay

111 East 48th St
New York, NY 10017

1-800-424-6835  Phone    

Group Name: 2017 East Coast Regional Meeting



Since opening in 1926, the InterContinental New York Barclay has welcomed many guests to enjoy a luxurious experience in the heart of the city. Originally constructed as part of the Grand Central Terminal expansion, The Barclay became a notable railroad hotel built to service the men and women travelling to New York City. Today, after undergoing its most ambitious restoration, the Barclay continues to deliver its residential feel with modern comfort through its signature Federalist style decor.

Conference Room Rates:

  • 2017 government per diem rate ($306) plus tax and fees per room/per night.
  • Reservations made after Friday, September 15, 2017 will be provided based on room availability at the best available rate.

General Information:

  • Check-in time is 4 pm
  • Check-out time is 11 am
  • Cancellations must be made no less than 72 hours in advance of check-in date/time
  • Valet Parking: $70.00 (Does not include in/out privileges)

Continuing Education (CE) contact hours are available for Nurses only. Because of the varying needs and costs associated, we are not able to provide CE contact hours for every discipline.

  • Sign in each day at registration table.
  • Complete the overall conference evaluation online.
  • A certificate of attendance will be emailed to the email address provided upon completing the evaluation and we have verified your record of attendance and sign in sheets.

NURSES: CE contact hours are provided for nurses through the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15641.  Nurses will need their license number in order to receive a certificate. Certificates of completion will be issued to attendees within ninety (90) days of the conference.

ADVOCATES: This training is pre-approved for Department of Defense Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs) and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocates (SAPRVAs) to receive CEUs through the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP). Civilian Advocates are also pre-approved to receive CEUs through the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP). Visit www.trynova.org for more information about these programs.

LAW ENFORCEMENT: Because of the varying needs of law enforcement, we cannot apply for POST credit in each state. However, law enforcement personnel are encouraged to download the agenda, abstracts and biographical sketches of speakers to submit to your continuing education board for approval. Please contact us if we can provide you with assistance.

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS: If you belong to another organization, you will be able to get a certificate of attendance if you complete the online evaluation, and we encourage you to submit that along with our agenda, abstracts and speakers’ biographical sketches, (all available on our website) to your own organization to see if you could get the continuing education credit you are seeking.

Professional Development Scholarships

The Office for Victims of Crime provides a limited number of professional development scholarships to those who work with victims of crime. The program provides up to $1,000 for individuals, $1,500 for individuals traveling from outside the contiguous United States, and up to $5,000 for multidisciplinary teams of victim service professionals seeking education opportunities. The scholarship program is administered by the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC).

The OVC Professional Development Scholarship Program covers some or all of the following:

  • Event registration fees (excluding late registration fees)
  • Lodging expenses (up to the federal government rate)
  • Meals/incidentals (up to the federal government rate)
  • Ground transportation
  • Transportation expenses (not to exceed $600)

Scholarship awards are based on eligibility, are limited to available funds, and are processed in the order in which applications are received. Scholarships are non-transferable and can be used only for professional development related to an applicant's responsibilities for serving victims of crime. Scholarship awards do not cover licensing and/or credentialing fees or bachelor/graduate degrees.

OVC TTAC must receive the completed Individual or Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Professional Development Scholarship application at least 60 calendar days in advance of prior to the event start date, no exeptions granted.

Only one scholarship per person and per organization will be awarded in any 12-month period from the date of the event.

Scholarships are non-transferable.

Professional Development Scholarship funds are provided through a reimbursement process after the event.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants for the OVC Professional Development Scholarship Program include service providers from any organization, public, nonprofit, or faith-based, who provide direct victim services within the United States, the District of Columbia, and the following U.S. territories: American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Crime victims and survivors (who have provided direct victim services for a year)
  • Victim service providers and advocates
  • Social service providers
  • Mental health workers
  • Health care professionals
  • Substance abuse workers
  • Law enforcement professionals
  • Prosecutors
  • Multidisciplinary teams (MDT) of victim service providers (up to five individuals)

Individuals as well as MDT's of up to five individuals (e.g. prosecutors, victim service providers, law enforcement professionals, health care providers), may apply.

International Registration Process

If you are interested in attending our St. Louis Regional Training and need a letter of invitation for your embassy appointment, please complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the International Registration Application and email it to terrah@evawintl.org by Aug 11, 2017.
  2. If your application is approved, a letter of invitation will be emailed to you along with instructions to complete the registration process. If your application is denied, you will be notified by email.
  3. Upon receiving your letter of invitation, schedule your appointment with the U.S. Embassy or Consulate to obtain your visa.

EVAWI cannot contact or intervene with any U.S. Embassy or Consulate office on your behalf.  We suggest you begin your visa application process as soon as possible as processing time can be very lengthy. All nationals and citizens of Waiver Program (VWP) countries who plan to travel to the United States for temporary business or pleasure for 90 days or less are required by law to obtain travel authorization prior to initiating travel to the United States. This authorization can be obtained online through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), a free Internet application administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

To find out if you need any additional documentation or information, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.

Professional Development Scholarships

The Office for Victims of Crime provides a limited number of professional development scholarships to those who work with victims of crime. The program provides up to $1,000 for individuals, $1,500 for individuals traveling from outside the contiguous United States, and up to $5,000 for multidisciplinary teams of victim service professionals seeking education opportunities. The scholarship program is administered by the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC).

The OVC Professional Development Scholarship Program covers some or all of the following:

  • Event registration fees (excluding late registration fees)
  • Lodging expenses (up to the federal government rate)
  • Meals/incidentals (up to the federal government rate)
  • Ground transportation
  • Transportation expenses (not to exceed $600)

Scholarship awards are based on eligibility, are limited to available funds, and are processed in the order in which applications are received. Scholarships are non-transferable and can be used only for professional development related to an applicant's responsibilities for serving victims of crime. Scholarship awards do not cover licensing and/or credentialing fees or bachelor/graduate degrees.

OVC TTAC must receive the completed Individual or Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Professional Development Scholarship application at least 60 calendar days in advance of prior to the event start date, no exeptions granted.

Only one scholarship per person and per organization will be awarded in any 12-month period from the date of the event.

Scholarships are non-transferable.

Professional Development Scholarship funds are provided through a reimbursement process after the event.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants for the OVC Professional Development Scholarship Program include service providers from any organization, public, nonprofit, or faith-based, who provide direct victim services within the United States, the District of Columbia, and the following U.S. territories: American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Crime victims and survivors (who have provided direct victim services for a year)
  • Victim service providers and advocates
  • Social service providers
  • Mental health workers
  • Health care professionals
  • Substance abuse workers
  • Law enforcement professionals
  • Prosecutors
  • Multidisciplinary teams (MDT) of victim service providers (up to five individuals)

Individuals as well as MDT's of up to five individuals (e.g. prosecutors, victim service providers, law enforcement professionals, health care providers), may apply.

 
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