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2014 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Trafficking
Seattle, WA
April 22 - 24, 2014
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Steve Albrecht, PHR, CPP, BCC, Consultant/Author
Joanne Archambault, Sergeant (Ret.), San Diego PD, Executive Director, EVAWI, and Training Director, SATI, Inc., Addy, WA
Claudia J. Bayliff, JD, Project Attorney, National Judicial Education Program’s (NJEP) of Legal Momentum, Falls Church, VA
Victoria Bonasera, MA, Victim Assistance Specialist, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC
Jeffrey S. Bucholtz, MA, Executive Director & President, We End Violence, San Diego Domestic Violence Council, CA
Roger Canaff, Esq., Director, Immediate Past President, EVAWI, Legal Expert, Child Protection and Special Victims Advocate, Author, Public Speaker, New York, NY
David Cordle, Chief Investigator (Ret.), Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office, Current Chief of Staff, Anne Arundel County Executive's Office, Annapolis, MD
Cara Courchesne, Communications & Outreach Coordinator, Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA), Hallowell, ME
Michael A. Crumrine, Detective, Sex Crimes Unit, Austin PD, TX
Matthew Dale, MA, Director, Office of Consumer Protection & Victim Services, Attorney General's Office, Department of Justice, Helena, MT
Mike Davis, Sergeant, Vancouver PD, WA
Elizabeth Donegan, Sergeant, Austin PD, Austin, TX
Lisa Dooley, MA, Project Coordinator, Rural Crime & Justice Center, Minot State University, ND
Rebecca Dreke, MSSW, Senior Program Associate, Stalking Resource Center, National Center for Victims of Crime, Washington, DC
Rachel Ebeling, Co-Founder & Executive Director, The Angel Band Project, St. Louis, MO
Rachell A. Ekroos, MSN, ARNP-BC, AFN-BC, Founding Member, Center for Forensic Nursing Excellence International, LLC, Henderson, NV
Joan Eliel, Investigator/Program Specialist, Montana Dept. of Justice, Helena, MT
Diana Faugno, MSN, RN, CPN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAFS, DF-IAFN, Forensic Nurse Consultant,Treasurer, EVAWI, Palm Desert, CA
Deirdri Fishel, Detective, State College PD, PA
Jean Fox, Co-Founder, The Angel Band Project, University City, MO
Denise Frank, LCSW, LMSW, Social Worker/Program Manager, Holy Cross Hospital, Taos, NM
Meg Garvin, MA, JD, Executive Director, National Crime Victim Law Institute, Portland, OR
Rick Goodwin, MSW RSW, Executive Director, The Men’s Project/ Le Project pour Hommes, Ottowa, ON, Canada
Teresa Graziani, Tacoma, WA
Leslie Hagen, JD, National Indian Country Training Coordinator Department of Justice/EOUSA/Office of Legal Education National Advocacy Center
Claire Harwell, JD, National Training Consultant, Framingham, MA, Project Director, Community Justice for Survivors of Sexual Violence Project, Albuquerque, NM
Lynn Hecht Schafran, Esq., Director, National Judicial Education Program (NJEP) of Legal Momentum, New York, NY
Christine Herrman, JD, Attorney, Center on Sentencing and Corrections, Vera Institute of Justice
Carlton Hershman, Detective, Elder Abuse Unit, San Diego Police Department, CA
Debra Holbrook, RN, SANE-A, FNE-A, Forensic Nurse Coordinator, Mercy Medical Center, Adjunct Faculty, Institute for Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
Chief Terry Holderness, Chief of Police, Ashland PD, OR
Layne Howard, Survivor, Los Angeles, CA
Don Howell, Instructor, DCI - University of Southern California
Carrie Hull, Detective, Ashland PD, OR
Lillian Jeter, Expert Consultant on Elder Abuse Issues, Senior Advisor, Billiken Group LLC, Southport, NC
Catherine Johnson, Marine Forces Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Coordinator, Marine Forces Special Operations Command, EVAWI Board of Directors, Camp Lejeune, NC
Laura Jones, JD, CourtWatch Manager, King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC), Renton, WA
M. Alexis Kennedy, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Linda E. Ledray, RN, PhD, FAAN, Founder and Director, Sexual Assault Resource Service, Minneapolis, MN
Jennifer Levy-Peck , PhD, Program Management Specialist, Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Olympia, WA
David Lisak, PhD, Forensic Consultant, Framingham, MA
Kimberly A. Lonsway, PhD, Director of Research, EVAWI, San Luis Obispo, CA
Paula Lucas, Founder & Executive Director, Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center (AODVC)
Di Macleod, Director, Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence Inc.
Sam McKenzie, SA/DV Program Specialist, Green Bay, WI
The Honorable Douglas J. Miles, County Court Judge, El Paso County, Colorado Springs, CO
Herman Millholland, Independent Consultant, President, EVAWI, Los Angeles, CA
Stacey Mitchell, DNP, MBA, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Administrative Director, Harris Health System, Houston, TX
Jerald Monahan, MS, Chief of Police, Prescott Police Department, Prescott, AZ
Kathleen Morris, JD, Program Manager, International Rescue Committee, Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network (WARN), Seattle, WA
Anne Munch, JD, Owner, Anne Munch Consulting, Inc., Denver, Colorado
Varsha N, JD, Guest Lecturer / Independent Consultant, Columbus, OH
Claire Nelli, RN,SANE-A
Patrick O'Donnell, PhD, Supervising Criminalist, San Diego PD, CA
Shirley Paceley, MA, Director, Blue Tower Training, Director, EVAWI, Decatur, IL
Wendy Patrick, PhD, Deputy District Attorney, Sex Crimes and Human Trafficking Division, San Diego, CA
Allie Phillips, JD, Director, National Center for Prosecution of Animal Abuse, and Deputy Director, National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse, Alexandria, VA
Trinka Porrata, National Drug Consultant, Mesa, AZ
Theresa M. Pouley, Chief Judge, Tulalip, WA
Sheetal Ranjan, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept of Sociology, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
Anne Ream, Founder, The Voices and Faces Project, Chicago, IL
Erin Rhoda, MA, Editor, Bangor Daily News, Bangor, ME
McDonald Rominger, JD, Supervisory Senior Resident Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Flagstaff-Gallup-Pinetop/Lakeside Resident Agencies/Phoenix Field Office, AZ
Aurelia Sands-Belle, MA, Executive Director, Durham Crisis Response Center, Director, EVAWI, Durham, NC
Teresa Scalzo, JD, Deputy Director, Nay JAG Trial Counsel Assistance Program, Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, US Navy, Washington, DC
Ellen Schell, Counsel for the NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Albany, NY
Daniel Sheridan, PhD, RN, FNE-A, SANE-A, FAAN, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing, Forensic Nurse Examiner, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Patricia M. Speck, DNSc, APN, FNP-BC, DF-IAFN, FAAFS, FAAN, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Nursing, Memphis, TN
Jamie Stephany, Community Consultant for Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW), and Information Coordinator for L.I.N.K.E.D. (Living In Non-violent Kinship Embracing Diversity) of Brown County, Green Bay, WI
Jennifer Storm, MS, Victim Advocate, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
Russell Strand, Chief, Behavioral Sciences Education & Training Division, U.S. Army Military Police School, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
Richard Strasser, Chief Operating Officer, Express Diagnostics International, Inc., Blue Earth, MN
Beya Thayer, MSW, Project Coordinator, Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team, Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Flagstaff, AZ
Teresa Tudor, Program Administrator, IL Dept of Human Services, Springfield, IL
Jennifer Wheatley-Wolf, Survivor, Arlington, VA
Leslie Wilson, Director of Technical Resources , Express Diagnostics International, Blue Earth, MN
Ye-Ting Woo, JD, MSW, Assistant United States Attorney, Seattle; Terrorism and Violent present Crimes Unit; United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Washington, Seattle, WA
Kym Worthy, Juris Doctor, Wayne County Prosecutor
Poster Session Proposal
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Must be received no later than Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Poster Submission Form
End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) invites proposals for posters to be displayed at our international conference which promotes innovative techniques, unique approaches, and promising practices in responding to crimes of violence against women.  The EVAWI conference takes a multi-disciplinary approach to training, bringing together representatives from the criminal justice system, victim advocacy, other community professionals, allies, and the general public.??We are seeking proposals for posters that meet the conference objectives, which are to:


Posters at ConferenceEnd Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) invites proposals for posters to be displayed at our international conference which promotes innovative techniques, unique approaches, and promising practices in responding to crimes of violence against women. The EVAWI conference takes a multi-disciplinary approach to training, bringing together representatives from the criminal justice system, victim advocacy, other community professionals, allies, and the general public. We are seeking proposals for posters that meet the conference objectives, which are to:

  • Improve the response to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking; 
  • Enhance collaboration among criminal justice and community professionals through a multi-disciplinary approach; 
  • Improve the prosecution of perpetrators of violence against women; 
  • Promote effective prevention and risk reduction programs. 
Posters will be available for viewing throughout the International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Trafficking, which will take place April 22-24, 2014, in Seattle, Washington.   

Who Should Submit a Poster?
  • Law enforcement personnel
  • Prosecutors
  • Victim advocates
  • Judges
  • Probation and parole officers
  • Health care providers
  • Faith community leaders
  • Educators and researchers
  • Students
We specifically encourage poster submissions from students, first-time presenters, and researchers whose work is not yet complete.

Evaluation Crit
eria for Posters:
  • Quality and originality
  • Relevance to the topic of violence against women and multiple disciplines
  • The extent to which the presentation identifies and addresses current and emerging issues facing criminal justice and community professionals
  • Application of research to practice and/or contribution to research literature
  • Clarity of communication

Submission Format:  Please complete the form following these instructions.  If your poster requires more than one author, a form must be completed for each author.

Questions?  Email info@evawintl.org or call 509-684-9800.


Poster Session Submission
Conference Rates:

$395 -- Student Registration (must have valid ID and be at least a part-time student)
$445 -- Registration and payment received or postmarked by December 31, 2013
$495 -- Registration and payment received or postmarked by February 28, 2014
$545 -- Registration and payment received or postmarked after February 28, 2014

Conference Fees Include:
  • 3 days of training with leading national experts
  • 3 continental breakfasts and coffee breaks
  • 3 seated lunches
  • course materials

EVAWI will do our best to make our conference accessible to everyone. To consider an accommodation, we must be advised of any auxiliary aids or services needed in advance. Requests must be made in writing by February 22, 2014. However, please submit your request as soon as possible to info@evawinitl.org so that we can work to honor your request.

Experience Music Project
EMP is a leading-edge, nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture.
Location
325 5th Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109
Map This Location
Phone: (206) 770-2700
Website: http://www.empmuseum.org/
 
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
The Seattle unit of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park preserves the story of the stampede to the Yukon gold fields and Seattle's crucial role in this event.
Location
319 Second Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104
Map This Location
Phone: (206) 220-4240
Website: http://www.nps.gov/klse/index.htm
 
Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, attracting more than 500,000 visitors annually. The Museum's collection includes over 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft.
Location
9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle, WA 98108
Map This Location
Phone: (206) 764-5720
Website: http://www.museumofflight.org/
 
Pacific Science Center
Pacific Science Center inspires a lifelong interest in science, math and technology by engaging diverse communities through interactive and innovative exhibits and programs.
Location
200 2nd Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109
Map This Location
Phone: (206) 443-2001
Website: http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/
 
Pike Place Market
Location
1st Ave and Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98101
Map This Location
Phone: (206) 682-7453
Website: http://www.pikeplacemarket.org/
 
Pioneer Square
Welcome to the birthplace of Seattle. Laying claim as the city's “first neighborhood", Pioneer Square is a richly historic place known for its Renaissance Revival architecture, First Thursday art walks, night life, delicious lunch spots, and quirky boutiques. Explore the depth and beauty of Seattle's first historic district. Come share the square.
Location
Seattle, WA 98109
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Website: http://www.pioneersquare.org/
 
Seattle Underground Tour
Underground Tour, Seattle's most unusual attraction, is a humorous walking tour of the buried city.
Location
608 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98109
Map This Location
Phone: (206) 682-4646
Website: https://www.undergroundtour.com/
 
Space Needle
From 520 Feet up, enjoy 360 degree views that make the Space Needle an international marvel.
Location
400 Broad St
Seattle, WA 98109
Map This Location
Phone: (206) 905-2100
Website: http://www.spaceneedle.com/

Conference Hotel:

Sheraton Seattle HotelSheraton Seattle Hotel

1400 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101
1-888-627-7056 Reservations

Reserve a Room

Sheraton Seattle Hotel is a contemporary urban retreat in the heart of downtown Seattle, Washington. Transformed by the expansion of the 25-story Union Street Tower, our downtown Seattle hotel is a high style, high-speed hotel and meeting destination for business travelers, groups, and vacationers. Discover a vibrant destination with innovative hospitality and warm Seattle personality that inspires you to work, play, relax, and connect in the Emerald City.

Conference Room Rates:

  • 2014 government per diem rate is $152.00 plus tax and fees per room/per night.  A deposit equal to one night's stay is required to hold each reservation. 
  • To take advantage of the conference room rate, reservations must be made by Friday, March 28, 2014.
  • To obtain the conference room rate, use Group Code "EVAWI"


General Information:

  • Check-in time is 3 pm
  • Check-out time is noon
  • No charge for children 17 and under, sharing a room with parents
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Guaranteed reservations must be cancelled before 6 pm

Overflow Hotels:

In the event that the Sheraton Seattle Hotel sells out, EVAWI has obtained the following overflow hotels:  

Fairmont Olympic HotelFairmont Olympic Hotel

411 University Street
Seattle, Washington 98101
1-206-621-1700
1-888-363-5022 Reservations

Reserve a Room


The Fairmont Olympic Hotel is conveniently just a few blocks from the Sheraton. The same government rate applies. This is one of the city’s most celebrated historic landmarks and a premier luxury hotel in Seattle. 

Conference Room Rates:

  • 2014 government per diem rate is $152.00 plus tax and fees per room/per night.   
  • Reservations received after Monday, March 24, will be provided on a space available basis.
  • When making or confirming individual reservations, please call 206-621-1700 and ask for the "2014 EVAWI Overflow Room Block".


General Information:

  • Check-in time is 3 pm
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Individual reservations must be guaranteed for late arrival with a credit card or first night’s deposit.  Should cancellation of an individual reservation be necessary, cancellation must occur no later than 72 hours prior to arrival date to avoid a cancellation fee of first night’s room and tax.

Crowne Plaza Hotel

1113 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101
1-206-464-1980
1-888-233-9527  Reservations

Reserve a Room

The Crowne Plaza is conveniently just a few blocks from the Sheraton. The same government rate applies. 




Conference Room Rates:

  • 2014 government per diem rate is $152.00 plus tax and fees per room/per night.   
  • Reservations received after Saturday, March 22, will be provided on a space available basis.
  • When making or confirming individual reservations, please call 1-888-233-9527 and identify yourself as a member of "EVAW International".

General Information:

  • Check-in time is 4 pm
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Individual reservations must be guaranteed for late arrival with a credit card or first night’s deposit.  Should cancellation of an individual reservation be necessary, cancellation must occur no later than 72 hours prior to arrival date to avoid a cancellation fee of first night’s room and tax.

Transportation Options to and from Sheraton Seattle Hotel

Centrally located in downtown, getting to Sheraton Seattle Hotel is simple with frequent airport shuttle service, taxi service, car rental companies, or Seattle’s local transit system. Contact the Sheraton at 206-621-9000 for more information or to assist with making transportation arrangements.

 

Note: Estimated charges, fees, and schedules below are not guaranteed by hotel. Travel distance may be affected by local conditions and traffic.

 

If you are traveling by car, please see the Sheraton's driving directions, from the airport or any other location.

 

Parking Information

Valet Parking - $46 USD (plus tax) per day

 

Transportation Information:

 

Airport

Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

 

Downtown Airporter by Shuttle Express

Shuttle Express has offered Attendees $25 per person round trip on Downtown Airporter and scheduled services if booked by April 8, 2014Click here to access EVAWI's personalized portal.


Light Rail

Guests can ride Sound Transit's Link Light Rail from downtown to the airport

Cost: $2.75 each way

Time: 35 minutes each way

 

Private Car Service

Sheraton Seattle Hotel can make arrangements for a limo, sedan, or van service for your arrival and departure. Rates are by hours needed, vehicle type, and number of passengers. There are a variety of rental car companies within close proximity of the hotel and of Sea-Tac Airport.

 

Railway - King Street Station

Travel Distance: Approximately 3.22 km/2.0 miles from Sheraton Seattle Hotel

A taxi from King Street Station to Sheraton Seattle is approximately $5 USD

 

Port - Pier 69

Travel Distance: Approximately 1.61 km/1.0 miles from Sheraton Seattle Hotel

Taxis are available at the Pier 69, the Colman Dock ferry terminal, and at cruise ship terminals

A taxi from Pier 69 to Sheraton Seattle Hotel is approximately $10 USD

 

Bus - Greyhound Bus Station

Travel Distance: Approximately 0.4 km/0.25 miles from Sheraton Seattle Hotel

A taxi from the Greyhound Bus Station to Sheraton Seattle Hotel is approximately $3 USD

 

Rental Car

Dollar Rent A Car: (206) 682-1316

Hertz Car Rental: (800) 654-3131

Budget Car Rental: (800) 527-0700

National Car Rental: (800) 227-7368

Avis Rent A Car: (800) 331-1212

Thrifty Car Rental: (206) 624-1133

 

Taxi

Taxis are available at the front drive of the hotel 24 hours a day

Date Safe Project Exhibiting at our 2013 Conference Thank you for your interest in being an exhibitor at the International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Trafficking, April 22-24, 2014, at the Sheraton in Seattle, Washington. At this time, we are expecting approximately 1100+ attendees. Participants will include law enforcement officers, forensic scientists, prosecutors, judges, probation and parole officers, victim advocates, medical personnel (doctors, nurses, paramedics, and health care managers), educators, and members of the faith community. Please download our exhibitor packet for more information.

EVAWI also has corporate partnership opportunities. Join us, as a partner, to change the way we respond to rape and sexual assault in our communities. Our goal is to pave the way for survivors to achieve justice and healing, so the decision to come forward and seek help is a safe one. Our vision is to end the cycle of repeat offenses and assure that rapists are held accountable for their crimes. A corporate prospectus is available for more information.

Please email info@evawintl.org for more information.

Up to 18.5 contact hours available:  (Day 1 only = 6) (Day 2 only = 7) (Day 3 only = 5.5)

In order to complete the process to receive CE contact hours, please read the following instructions and proceed accordingly.  The following steps are required to fulfill our requirements for each of the disciplines.
    
Because of the varying needs and costs associated with CE contact hours, we are not able to provide them for every discipline. However, if your discipline is not one that we currently provide CE contact hours for, we encourage you to keep your attendance certificate and training materials and contact your accreditation agency to find out if there is a way for you to apply for them on your own.

  • Sign in each day on the CE clipboard for your discipline at the CE table.
  • Attend trainings and complete the Official Record of Attendance.  On the last day of the conference, turn in your record of attendance to the CE table.
  • Complete the overall conference evaluation online.  If you are a nurse, you will need to have your license number available to complete the evaluation.
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:
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15641, for 18.5 Contact Hours.  http://www.rn.ca.gov/
Certificates of completion must be issued to attendees within ninety (90) days of the conclusion of the course.

COUNSELORS:
Provider approved by National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), NBCC Approval Number: 6599.  NBCC does not approve a specified number of continuing education clock hours. Clock hours are awarded based on the length of the program and/or number of sessions each individual participant attends.  http://www.nbcc.org/


SOCIAL WORKERS:
This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886443650-2571) for up to18.5 Domestic Violence continuing education contact hours. http://www.socialworkers.org/


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 statements of speakers to submit to your continuing education board for approval. Please contact us if we can provide you with assistance.

DoD:
D-SAACP certified advocates need to complete the record of attendance and have each presenter or workshop monitor sign for each workshop attended.  You will receive equivalent hours of credit for the cumulative duration of the presentations you attend.  This record of attendance is then submitted when you apply for D-SAACP certification renewal.

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’ biographies, (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

OVC IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Effective June 8, 2013, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Crime Victim/Survivor Scholarship Program has been folded into the Professional Development Scholarship Program. The Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) provides comprehensive quality training and technical assistance resources to victim service providers and other professionals. Due to this change, the OVC TTAC is looking into increasing the number of Professional Development Scholarships awarded under this program, however, this change will not take place until or after the fall of 2013.

The Office for Victims of Crime is pleased to announce the availability of Professional Development Scholarships to those who work with victims of crime. The program provides up to $1,000 for individuals and up to $5,000 for multidisciplinary teams of victim service professionals seeking continuing education opportunities. The scholarship program is administered by OVC TTAC.

For more information on the eligibility requirements for Professional Development Scholarships, please see the OVC website. The website also provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions as well as a process to apply for a scholarship.

Conference Scholarships for Law Enforcement

DEADLINE IS PAST DUE

We are pleased to announce that 10 scholarships are available for law enforcement personnel to attend our 2014 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Trafficking in Seattle, Washington. These scholarships are funded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, and they will be awarded on a competitive basis.

What costs will be covered? These scholarships will be used to cover the full cost of your conference registration and up to $500 in travel expenses. If you have an existing OVW grant, you can also check with your grant manager to see if any additional travel expenses can be covered by your grant.

Who is eligible to apply? To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be from the U.S. States or Territories and work in the field of law enforcement. Because of the specific grant objectives for this OVW-funded project, applicants must have some responsibility for responding to or investigating sexual assault cases.

How do I apply? To apply, please complete the application form. Your completed application must be submitted by December 31, 2013, either by emailing it to admin@evawintl.org or faxing it to (509) 684-9801.

When you submit an application, you will receive an email message confirming receipt. If you have not received this confirmation email within five (5) business days, please contact us.

How will the applications be reviewed? Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee of multidisciplinary professionals in the field who will rate them using standardized criteria. These criteria are designed to assess the following areas:

  • Level of current and future responsibility for investigating sexual assault
  • Availability of training opportunities for sexual assault investigation
  • Availability of funds within the organization to support conference participation
  • Likelihood of attending the conference if the scholarship is awarded
  • Evidence for the potential impact in improving knowledge and skills in this area
  • Demonstrated support from the applicant's organization for conference participation

Applications will be scored by selection committee members on the criteria listed above, so applicants are encouraged to address each of the points in their submission materials.

When will I be notified? Applicants will be notified of our final decisions by February 1, 2014. If you do not receive notification on that date, please contact us.

Thanks to OVW! We would like to thank OVW for their support and for providing this opportunity for law enforcement professionals to participate in this unique training conference – particularly for those who might not otherwise be able to attend without scholarship funding.

This project is supported by Grant No. 2013-TA-AX-K021 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

 
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