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International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Campus Responses
New Orleans, LA
April 7 - 9, 2015
International Attendee Information

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).



MANUAL REGISTRATION: If for some reason you are unable to register online, you may download our Conference Registration Form. Please send your completed form along with payment to EVAW International, P.O. Box 33, Addy, WA 99101. Thank you!


FORM W-9: Do you need a copy of our W-9 for your records? Download our W-9 form here. 

 

STOP Grant Program: Approved Use of Grant Funds

OVW has approved the use of their grant funds for our 2015 annual conference.  Grantees from the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program do not need to contact their program managers for approval before using grant funds to attend our conference. This means that STOP grantees do not need to submit a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) to use grant funds to attend this conference. However, OVW recommends that grantees place a "memo to the file" in their grant records indicating the conference approval code and adherence to the outlined criteria.

The conference approval code is: OVW-2015-MU-003

OVW Grantees with Conditional Approval
 
OVW grantees from a number of other programs have been conditionally approved to use their grant funds

 to attend our 2015 conference. This includes:

  • Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders
  • Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Assistance Program
  • Culturally and Linguistically Specific Services for Victims Program
  • Consolidated Grant Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Assault and Engage Men and Boys as Allies
  • Sexual Assault Services Formula Grant Program
  • State and Territorial Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalitions Program
  • Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program
  • Court Training and Improvements Program

Grantees from these programs are required to contact their OVW program specialist to get approval specific to their award. A Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) must also be completed before grantees can expend any funds related to attending this conference. 

When requesting approval to attend the conference and submitting a GAN, reference conference code OVW-2015-MU-003. This approval and assigned reference number can be used for this conference only.


Featured Exhibitors

       

 



Eileen Allen, MSN, RN, FN-CSA, SANE-A, SANE-P, SANE Program Coordinator, New Jersey Office of the Monmouth County Prosecutor, Freehold, NJ
Joanne Archambault, Sergeant (Ret.), San Diego Police Department, Founder & Executive Director, EVAWI, Addy, WA
Donna Barry, APN, DNP, Director, University Health Center, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Judy Benitez, M.Ed., Independent Consultant, Baton Rouge, LA
Heather Brantner, MS, SART Coordinator, Mayor’s Office on Criminal Justice, Baltimore, MD
Erin Callinan, Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Phoenix, AZ
Roger Canaff, Esq., Honorary Board, EVAWI, Legal Expert, Child Protection and Special Victims Advocate, Author, Public Speaker, New York, NY
Jeff Case, Investigator, Wilbarger, Hardeman and Foard Counties, Vernon, TX
Paul Cell, Chief of Police, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Nikki Charles, MA, Co-Executive Director, Network for Victim Recovery of DC, Washington, DC
Nancy Connor, MPA, Executive Director, Long Beach BLAST, Director, EVAWI, Long Beach, CA
Meredith Dank, PhD, Senior Research Associate, The Urban Institute, Justice Policy Center, Washington, DC
A. Mervyn Davies, MA, LPC, Davies and Associates, Greeley, CO
Cheryl Davis, MA, LPC, Manager, Colorado Domestic Violence Offender Management Board, Denver, CO
Jane Doe, D.U., LLD, Sexual Assault Activist, Author, Lecturer, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Natalie Dolci, LICSW, Victim Advocate, University of Washington Police Department
Elizabeth Donegan, Sergeant, Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit Supervisor, Austin Police Department, Austin, TX
Corey Falls, Sheriff, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Central Point, OR
Diana Faugno, MSN, RN, CPN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAFS, DF-IAFN, EVAWI Board Treasurer; Forensic Nurse Examiner, Eisenhower Medical Center, Palm Desert, CA
Michelle M. Garcia, MPP, Director, Stalking Resource Center, National Center for Victims of Crime, Washington, DC
Meg Garvin, JD, Executive Director, National Crime Victim Law Institute, Portland, OR
Laura Goodman, MA, International Training Director, Education for Critical Thinking, Saint Paul, MN
No?l Harlow, Esq., San Diego, CA
Bridgette Harwood, JD, Director of Legal Services, Network for Victim Recovery of DC, Washington, DC
J. Staley Heatly, JD, District Attorney, 46th Judicial District, Wilbarger, Hardeman and Foard Counties, Vernon, TX
Carlton Hershman, Detective, San Diego Police Department, San Diego, CA
Debra Holbrook, RN, SANE-A, FNE-A, Director of Forensic Nursing, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
James Hopper, Ph.D., Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Layne Howard, Survivor, Los Angeles, CA
Carrie Hull, Detective, Ashland PD, OR
Mahri Irvine, PhD, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, American University, Washington, D.C.
Catherine Johnson, Director, EVAWI; Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, United States Marine Corps Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program, Camp Lejeune, NC
Rachel Kohler, Staff Attorney, Network for Victim Recovery of DC, Washington, DC
Sonia Parras Konrad, Esq., Co-Director, ASISTA Immigration Assistance, Des Moines, IA
Patricia Kostouros, PhD, Associate Professor, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB, Canada
Jennifer Landhuis, MS, Director of Social Change, Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, Boise, ID
Marc LeBeau, PhD F-ABFT, Chief Scientist, Scientific Analysis Section, FBI Laboratory, Quantico, VA
Johnny Lee, Director, Peace@Work, AL
Kimberly A. Lonsway, PhD, Director of Research, EVAWI, San Luis Obispo, CA
Cathryn Masters, Commander, Pima County Sheriff’s Department, Tucson, AZ
Neha Mehta, MD, Medical Director, Audrey Hepburn CARE Center, Children’s Hospital, New Orleans, LA
Patricia Melton, PhD, Senior Research Forensic Scientist, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC
Karen-Lee Miller, MA, MSW, Research Associate, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Herman Millholland, Independent Consultant, President, EVAWI, Los Angeles, CA
Jessica Mindlin, Esq., National Director of Training and Technical Assistance, Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC), Portland, OR
Stacey Mitchell, DNP, MBA, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Administrative Director, Harris Health System, Houston, TX
Jerald Monahan, MS, Board Vice President, EVAWI; Chief of Police, Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ
Brian Moran, Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
Ben Murrie, MS, Director of Program Management, Catharsis Productions, Chicago, IL
Varsha N, JD, CALCASA, Project Lead, Advancing PREA Project; Board Secretary, EVAWI, Los Angeles, CA
Karen Oehme, JD, Director, Institute for Family Violence Studies, Florida State University College of Social Work, Tallahassee, FL
Dusty Olson, MA, Planning & Development Specialist II, City of Seattle Mayor's Office on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Seattle, WA
Shirley Paceley, MA, Director, Blue Tower Training, Director, EVAWI, Decatur, IL
Wendy Patrick, JD, PhD, Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County District Attorney's Office, San Diego, CA
Jessica Klarer Pride, Esq., Partner, Pride Law Firm, San Diego, CA
Angie Pye, Executive Director, Lee Conee House, Palatka, FL
Sheetal Ranjan, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept of Sociology, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
Gail Reid, MSW, LCSW-C, Program Director, Victim Advocacy and Outreach Services, Baltimore, MD
Steve Rittereiser, Major, University of Washington Police Department, Seattle, WA
Jeri Ropero-Miller, PhD, D-ABFT, Senior Research Forensic Scientist, RTI International, Center for Forensic Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC
Michael Rourke, JD, Assistant District Attorney, Weld County District Attorney, Greeley, CO
Nina Salarno-Ashford, Esq., Law Office of Nina Salarno-Ashford, Auburn, CA
Aurelia Sands-Belle, MA, Director, EVAWI; Executive Director, Durham Crisis Response Center, Durham, NC
Teresa Scalzo, JD, Deputy Director, Trial Counsel Assistance Program, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, US Navy, Washington, DC
Colleen Schmitt, MA, Day One®, Director, Bloomington, MN
Sgt. Paul Schnell, Chief of Police, Maplewood Police Department, Maplewood, MN
Meliah Schultzman, Esq., Attorney, Victim Rights Law Center, Portland, OR
Jessica Shaw, PhD, Assistant Professor, Boston College School of Social Work, Chestnut Hill, MA
Patricia M. Speck, DNSc, APN, FNP-BC, DF-IAFN, FAAFS, FAAN, Professor, University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Nursing, Birmingham, AL
Jennifer Storm, MA, Victim Advocate of the Commonwealth, Office of Victim Advocates, Harrisburg, PA
Russell Strand, Consultant, Rolla, MO
John Sutter, Journalist, CNN, Atlanta, GA
Nicole Tammelleo, MA, LCSW, Victims Assistance and Counseling Services Program, Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, NY
Claire Thomas, JD, Attorney, Safe Passage Project; Adjunct Professor, New York Law School, New York, NY
Olga Trujillo, JD, Independent Consultant, Author, Speaker, Survivor, River Falls, WI
Julie Valentine, MS, RN, CNE, SANE-A, Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University College of Nursing, Provo, UT
Gaye Warthe, PhD, Department of Social Work and Disability Studies, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB, Canada
Kimberly Weeks, MA, Sexual Assault Survivor, Adult Diversion Program Manager, Weld County District Attorney, Greeley, CO
Carol Wick, CEO, Harbor House of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Litonya Wilson, Colonel, United States Army, Deputy Director, Department of Defense, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office
Janine Zweig, PhD, Senior Fellow, The Urban Institute, Justice Policy Center, Washington, DC
Letters of Invitation (for visa purposes only)

Should you decide to attend our International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Campus Responses and need a letter of invitation for visa purposes from our organization, we require the full payment of your registration fees before we can issue the letter to you. If your visa application is rejected, we will refund the full payment less a $50.00 (USD) administration charge within 7 business days. 

Before we can extend a letter of invitation, we require you to complete the Request for Letter of Invitation form which will be sent to you after EVAWI receives your paid registration.  The following information will need to be provided:

  • Your full name (as shown on registration form and passport)
  • Mailing address
  • Telephone number (including country, exit and area codes)
  • FAX number
  • EMAIL address (where you want the letter of invitation to be emailed)
  • Address / telephone number / fax number of the nearest US Embassy or consulate  where you want to apply for your  visa
  • International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Campus Responses 2015 registration confirmation (full-payment required)
  • Your nationality
  • Your passport number
  • Date and place of issue of passport (clear scanned photocopy required)
  • Expiration date of passport (clear scanned photocopy required)
  • Your date and place of birth (clear scanned photocopy required as shown on passport)

You can fax or email the above information to:

End Violence Against Women International
Registrations
International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Campus Responses
PO Box 33
Addy, WA  99101
FAX: +1 (509) 684-9801
EMAIL: info@evawintl.org

A letter of invitation will be sent to you  after we receive your request with all of the above information. We may require additional information if necessary. No letters of invitation will be sent to anyone who has not registered and paid their conference fees in full.  Requests for visa support cannot be accommodated after February 13, 2015.

The Conference cannot contact or intervene with any U.S. Embassy or Consulate office on your behalf.  Please begin your visa application process as soon as possible as processing time can be very lengthy. All nationals and citizens of Visa 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 on entry to the United States of America, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.  You can also read our information on visas.  

PLEASE NOTE:  If your country is not listed on the online registration form, please contact our office for instructions on how to register.  We will provide an alternate method of registration for you.


Poster Session Proposal
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Must be received no later than Friday, February 13, 2015
Applicants are encouraged to submit them as soon as possible.  Proposals will be reviewed in an ongoing way and applicants will typically be notified within two weeks as to whether the poster is accepted.  

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:


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:

  • Improve the response to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and campus responses; 
  • 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 Campus Responses, which will take place April 7-9, 2015, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Presenters will also have an opportunity to schedule a time that they will be available at their posters to answer any questions that conference attendees might have about their presentations.  

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. Applicants must register to attend the conference. No financial compensation or reimbursement will be offered to those presenting a poster.

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
  • Contribution to the body of research (i.e. proposals backed by scientific research will be given preference)
  • Clarity of communication

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

Questions?  Email kathryn@evawintl.org


Conference Rates:

$395 -- Student Registration (must have valid ID and be enrolled in 12 or more semester credits or equivalent)
$445 -- Registration and payment received or postmarked by December 31, 2014
$495 -- Registration and payment received or postmarked by February 13, 2015
$545 -- Registration and payment received or postmarked after February 13, 2015

Conference Fees Include:
  • 3 days of training with leading national experts
  • Course materials
  • 3 continental breakfasts 
  • 3 lunches and afternoon beverage breaks

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 13, 2015. However, please submit your request as soon as possible to info@evawintl.org so that we can work to honor your request.

Student Registration:

To register at the Student rate you must provide us with a valid student ID and/or course schedule that shows that you are currently enrolled in 12 or more semester credits or equivalent.

STOP Grant Program: Approved Use of Grant Funds

OVW has approved the use of their grant funds for our 2015 annual conference.  Grantees from the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program do not need to contact their program managers for approval before using grant funds to attend our conference. 

This means that STOP grantees do not need to submit a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) to use grant funds to attend this conference. However, OVW recommends that grantees place a "memo to the file" in their grant records indicating the conference approval code and adherence to the outlined criteria.

The conference approval code is: OVW-2015-MU-003

OVW Grantees with Conditional Approval

OVW grantees from a number of other programs have been conditionally approved to use their grant funds to attend our 2015 conference. This includes:

  • Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders
  • Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Assistance Program
  • Culturally and Linguistically Specific Services for Victims Program
  • Consolidated Grant Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Assault and Engage Men and Boys as Allies
  • Sexual Assault Services Formula Grant Program
  • State and Territorial Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalitions Program
  • Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program
  • Court Training and Improvements Program

Grantees from these programs are required to contact their OVW program specialist to get approval specific to their award. A Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) must also be completed before grantees can expend any funds related to attending this conference. 

When requesting approval to attend the conference and submitting a GAN, reference conference code OVW-2015-MU-003. This approval and assigned reference number can be used for this conference only. 

Aquarium of the Americas
Located on the Mississippi River adjacent to the French Quarter Audubon Aquarium of the Americas immerses you in an underwater world. The colors of a Caribbean reef come alive in their walk-through tunnel, while the penguins and Southern sea otters enchant you with their antics. Touch a sting ray, feed a parakeet, and marvel at the gigantic sharks, tarpon, and rays in the 400,000 gallon Gulf of Mexico Exhibit.
Location
#1 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Map This Location
Phone: (504) 565-3033
Website: http://www.auduboninstitute.org/visit/aquarium
 
French Quarter Festival - April 9-12, 2015
Louisiana's largest FREE music festival.

More than one dozen stages will rock the French Quarter throughout the three-day weekend. Music lovers will find traditional and contemporary jazz, Latin, rhythm and blues, Cajun and zydeco, New Orleans funk, classical, swing, rock, international and the many diverse sounds that are part of this city's rich cultural gumbo. Look for more than 100 of New Orleans' favorite musical performers to entertain—with a whole raft of other New Orleans legends and international all-stars.

Plan to attend the festival's signature event, the "world's largest jazz brunch" in Woldenberg Riverfront Park and the French Quarter — a tantalizing spread of beverages and specialty items from some of the best known restaurants in the Crescent City. Sample Pat O'Brien's Hurricanes, jambalaya, blackened catfish po-boys, crawfish étouffée, Cajun meat pies and more. More than 60 food and beverage booths will be scattered throughout the historic French Quarter. All dishes are priced in the $3-$5 range.

French Quarter Festival also features free tours of hidden patios and gardens of French Quarter homes, a Pirate's Alley art show, the world's largest praline, fireworks on the Mississippi River and more.
Location
French Quarter
NA,
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Phone: (800) 672-5725
Website: http://fqfi.org/
 
National WWII Museum
Founded by historian and author, Stephen Ambrose, the Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world — why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today — so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. In 2003, Congress officially designated us as America’s National WWII Museum.

Show your EVAWI conference name badge and receive $2.00 off adult admission prices.
Location
945 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Phone: 504-528-1944
Website: http://www.nationalww2museum.org/visit/
 
New Orleans Area Plantations
They were once the mainstays of a regional agrarian economy, as well as the bastions of a genteel culture. Now they are major tourist attractions offering windows into a bygone past. They are the plantations, and in southern Louisiana there are a good number of them within easy driving distance of New Orleans.
Location
NA,
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Website: http://www.neworleansonline.com/neworleans/attractions/plantations.html
 
New Orleans Churches of Architectural/Historical Significance
Religious or not, New Orleans’ churches are a sight to see. The most famous of New Orleans’ buildings is actually the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis King of France, the oldest Catholic cathedral in continual use in the United States. But there are plenty of other places of worship to visit and explore, many from different Christian denominations and religions. Synagogues, Mosques and small Voodoo temples also maintain a presence in New Orleans.
Location
NA,
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Website: http://www.neworleansonline.com/neworleans/attractions/churches.html
 
New Orleans Historic Buildings
There are an astounding 20 historic districts on the National Register in New Orleans, more than any other city in the United States. Inside these districts, an array of architectural styles from different time periods and cultures are reflected in individual homes and buildings, many holding on to secrets of time and people long gone, but never forgotten. Unveil the past with these architectural and historically significant gems.  
Location
NA,
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Website: http://www.neworleansonline.com/neworleans/architecture/historicbuildings.html
With record attendance at our 2015 conference, the room blocks at our conference hotel, Hilton New Orleans Riverside, and the Sheraton, are both sold out. The hotels are also sold out on certain nights, which means we cannot increase our room blocks at either location.  We have obtained a block of rooms at the brand new Aloft New Orleans Downtown Hotel.

Overflow Hotels:

 Aloft New Orleans Downtown Hotel

Aloft New Orleans Downtown Hotel

225 Baronne Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

1-855-811-0078 Reservations

Reserve a Room

 
This hotel is conveniently located in the heart of New Orleans Central Business District, a few blocks from the French Quarter, and an easy walk to the Hilton.

Conference Room Rates:

  • 2015 government per diem rate is $151.00 plus tax and fees per room/per night.
  • Reservations received after Friday, March 20, 2015 will be provided on a space available basis. When making or confirming individual reservations, please call 855-811-0078 and ask for the "2015 EVAW Overflow Block".
  • Hotel check-in time is 4 pm on the day of arrival. Check-out time is before 12 noon on day of departure.
  • Parking charge is $39.00 plus tax per day for registered guests. This includes in and out privileges. Rates are subject to change.

 


 

Sheraton New Orleans HotelSheraton New Orleans Hotel

500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

1-888-627-7033 Reservations

Reserve a Room

The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is conveniently located at 500 Canal Street, just a few blocks from the Hilton where our conference will be held.

Conference Room Rates:

  • 2015 government per diem rate is $151.00 plus tax and fees per room/per night.
  • Reservations received after Friday, March 13, 2015 will be provided on a space available basis.
  • When making or confirming individual reservations, please call 888-627-7033 and ask for the "2015 EVAWI Overflow Room Block".


General Information:

  • Hotel check-in time is 3 pm on the day of arrival. Check-out time is before 12 noon on day of departure.
  • Parking charge is $40.00 plus tax per day for registered guests. This includes in and out privileges. Rates are subject to change.
  • 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.

 

 


 

Conference Hotel:

 

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Two Poydras
New Orleans, LA



Stay in the center of it all at Hilton New Orleans Riverside and enjoy a prime downtown location at the base of Canal and Poydras Streets. Our riverfront hotel is situated next to Harrah's Casino, steps from famous New Orleans Streetcar lines, a few blocks away from the French Quarter, and on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Conference Room Rates:
  • 2015 government per diem rate is $151.00 plus tax and fees per room/per night.

General Information:

  • Check-in time is 3 pm
  • Check-out time is noon
Directions from New Orleans Int'l (Moisant Field)

Take Interstate-10 Downtown/East/Slidell, exiting at Poydras St. Turn right onto Poydras St., following Poydras south to its end at our hotel's front circle drive entrance .

Distance from Hotel:  13 mi.
Drive Time:  25 min.

Taxicabs: A cab ride costs $33.00 from the airport to the Central Business District (CBD) for one or two persons and $14.00 (per passenger) for three or more passengers. Pick-up is on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area. There may be an additional charge for extra baggage. Taxis are required to offer a credit card payment option.

Airport Shuttle:
 Shuttle service is available from the airport to the hotels in the CBD for $20.00 (per person, one-way) or $38.00 (per person, round-trip). Three bags per person. Call 1-866-596-2699 or (504) 522-3500 for more details or to make a reservation. Advance reservations are required 48 hours prior to travel for all ADA accessible transfers. Please call in advance of your travel date for the specially-equipped shuttle to be reserved. For group reservations of 50 or more people please dial 1-866-596-2699. Ticket booths are located on the lower level in the baggage claim area.www.airportshuttleneworleans.com.
 
Airport Limousines: Airport Limousine is the official limousine service for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.  Convenient kiosks are located in the baggage claim area and no hassle curbside pickups are available.  Rates begin at $58 for 1 or 2 passengers.  Visit their website for more information/reservations.



Directions From Lakefront Airport

Take Interstate-10 Downtown. Poydras St., turning left onto Poydras. Follow Poydras south to its end at our hotel's front circle drive entrance.

Distance from Hotel:  10 mi.
Drive Time:  15 min.

Typical Minimum Charge

  • Limousine: 70.00 USD
  • Taxi: 15.00 USD

Parking

Attendees of the conference receive parking at 50% off the rate below.

  • Self parking: $31.25 (+Tax Per Night) 
  • Valet: $39.29 (+Tax Per Night)
Unfortunately, due to limited space,  we cannot accommodate any additional exhibitors this year.  However, we encourage you to consider joining us as an exhibitor next year at the 2016 conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Engaging Men and Boys at the Washington Hilton in the District of Columbia. Registration is still open if you would like to attend this year’s conference as a participant.  If not, we hope to see you in DC.

Conference Sponsors

The SDFI System, a turn-key solution, is intended to serve the needs of the victim, as well as the medical and legal communities.  The SDFI system includes all camera and accessories, image management software, military level encryption, forensic imaging tools and a secure telemedicine file portal. It was created to shoot high resolution forensic photos, store them securely and then send them to those that need them.  SDFI-TeleMedicine is “Secure Beyond Reasonable Doubt”.



SPEX Forensics is a manufacturer of world-class forensics products including: Crime scene and Laboratory Supplies, Forensic Light Sources, Reflective Ultra Violet Imaging Systems, Fingerprint Image Enhancement and Identification Systems.








Catharsis Productions’ mission is to change the world by producing innovative, accessible and research supported programming that shifts oppressive attitudes and transforms behaviors. We educate audiences on challenging social issues in unexpected ways. 
CAP60 is a one stop solution for all your agency data management, tracking and monitoring needs. We designed our software using state-of-the-art technology to be customizable and comprehensive. CAP60 can help organizations track agency wide outcomes, improve productivity and increase efficiency. CAP60 is a client tracking and case management system which helps produce required reports. All of your funding sources can be under one centralized system with CAP60.

Featured Exhibitors


The Date Safe Project, Inc. is shifting the paradigm from a "Don't Perspective" to a "How To Do - the RIGHT WAY!" Students, parents, community members, and military members absolutely APPRECIATE having positive actions they want to take immediately following our programs. When your audience members leave our program, they will have learned life skills to make a difference in both their own lives and in the lives of others. IntegenX Inc. is the leading the effort to revolutionize identification of offenders with Rapid DNA technology. The RapidHIT® system enables law enforcement to confirm or eliminate suspects while they are still in custody by generating DNA profiles from reference samples in less than 2 hours. Rapid confirmation of identity helps prevent additional crimes, and speeds up justice for your community.




Other 2015 Exhibitors include:
  • PSA Worldwide
  • Accessories Too
  • Professional Online Testing Solutions, Inc.
  • Global Promotional Sales
  • MobileODT
  • IAFN
  • Fernico Inc.
  • School Violence Law
  • Journeyworks Publishing
  • Office of Justice Programs
  • We End Violence
  • Crime Sciences Inc.
  • Black Women's Blueprint
  • Forensic SANE Software
  • Metropolitan Center for Women & Children
  • OBP Medical
  • Cold Justice


End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) is excited to host our 2015 conference at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana. Our International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Campus Responses will bring together law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, faith community members, educators, researchers and others in this three day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues to effectively respond to these crimes in all of our communities.

Hotel Room Block

The 2015 government per diem rate is $151.00 plus tax and fees per room/per night.  

To take advantage of the conference room rate, reservations must be made by Friday, March 20, 2015.



Why Participate?

  • Access to 1200+ expected conference attendees.
  • Establish lasting relationships with leaders making a difference in the lives of victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and trafficking.
  • Engage professionals from the fields of criminal justice, victim advocacy and health care.
  • Increase the visibility of your products and services to those working to end gender-based violence.

 

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Up to 18 contact hours available: (Day 1 only = 5.25) (Day 2 only = 7.25) (Day 3 only = 5.5)

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.

  • Nurses must sign in each day on the CE clipboard 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 your license number before starting 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: CE contact hours are provided for nurses through the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15641 for up to 18 contact hours.  Nurses will need their license number in order to receive a certificate. Certificates of completion must be issued to attendees within ninety (90) days of the conclusion of the course.

SOCIAL WORKERS: This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886443650-6140) for 18 Domestic Violence continuing education contact hours.  Please be aware:  New York, Michigan, and West Virginia do not accept National CE Approval Programs.  New Jersey, Idaho, and Oregon currently do not recognize NASW National Approval.

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 Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program CE Contact Hours: D-SAACP and NACP 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. You can then submit this record of attendance when you apply for D-SAACP or NACP 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

All OVC Professional Development Scholarships have been awarded. Scholarship information for 2016 will be provided when it becomes available.

Scholarships for Law Enforcement

All law enforcement scholarships for our 2015 annual conference have been awarded. Scholarship information for 2016 will be provided when it becomes available.

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Conference Evaluations

Your feedback is a valuable tool that we use to continually improve our annual conference. If you did not complete the evaluations at the conference, we would really appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to complete the evaluations. 

The final deadline for submitting an overall conference and pre-conference evaluation was May 11, 2015
. If you did not completed your evaluation(s) by that date, you will not be sent a certificate of attendance for either event.


 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - Conference Day 1

Plenary I: Leading the Way Toward a Start by Believing Nation: Improving Our Reactions to Survivors, One Disclosure at a Time

Plenary II: Getting the Right One: A Serial Abuser is Convicted of Murder


8 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  1. Civil Legal Remedies for Sexual Assault Victims
  2. Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams: What We Know About Payment of Exams and Kit Processing
  3. Partnering for the Safety and Well-Being of Children in Domestic Violence Cases
  4. U of Rights: Advocacy and Legal Support for College Campus Survivors
  5. Normalizing Rape in Alaska
  6. Intimate Partner Rape Among Domestic Violence & Sex Offenders: Clinical Applications
  7. Predominant Aggressor Determinations and Identifying and Properly Recording Victim Trauma in Domestic Violence
  8. Deviant Behavior: Gang Rape in the United States and Abroad

8 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  1. Looking Beyond a Disability: Domestic Violence – The Real Handicap
  2. Protecting Survivors’ Privacy Rights: Mandatory Reporting and So Much More
  3. The Human Side of Human Trafficking: The Psychology of Attraction and the Science Behind the Seduction
  4. Ethical Considerations in Special Victims Prosecution: Going Above and Beyond
  5. Connecting the Dots: Addressing the Challenges of Identifying and Responding to Stalking
  6. Sexual Assault in the Workplace
  7. Teen Dating Violence and Abuse in a Digital World
  8. Getting From Here to There: Making Best Practice a Reality for Your Team (If We Can Do It, So Can You)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - Conference Day 2

Plenary I: The Impact of Sexual Violence: What You Need to Know about Trauma and Why

Plenary II: Contesting the “He Said, She Said” Defense


8 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  1. Investigating and Prosecuting Intimate Partner Violence with Reluctant and Recanting Victims
  2. Effective Strategies for Engaging Victims of Crime
  3. Creating and Implementing Risk Assessments in Domestic Violence Cases
  4. Exploring Trauma: What This Means for Your Work
  5. Integration of Legal and Social Services: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Supporting Survivors of Gender-Based Violence
  6. Interactive Online Bullying and Abuse Prevention Program
  7. Opening Doors: Alternative Reporting Options for Law Enforcement and VAWA Forensic Compliance
  8. Ending Intimate Partner Violence on College Campuses – A Paradigm Shift

8 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  1. Stepping Up: Reducing Dating Violence on Post-Secondary Campuses
  2. Train-the-Trainer for Business Outreach on Domestic Violence in the Workplace
  3. Project Courage – Creating Evidenced Based Systems Change Through Collaboration
  4. The You Have Options Program: Providing Victims of Sexual Assault with Options for Reporting to Law Enforcement. Providing Law Enforcement with Information to Hold Sexual Offenders Accountable
  5. Forensic Peer Review Case Studies
  6. Trauma, Addiction, and Victimization: The Unspoken Cycles
  7. Advancing National Efforts to Prevent and Respond to Sexual Assault through Department of Defense Programs – Part I
  8. The Definition of Strength – Sexual Assault Victim to Survivor

Three Concurrent Evening Sessions

  1. SAFE Case Review
  2. Victim Centered Collaboration – The EVAWI Model
  3. Advancing National Efforts to Prevent and Respond to Sexual Assault through Department of Defense Programs – Part II

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - Conference Day 3

8 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  1. Cause and Consequence: Violence in the Lives of People Who are Homeless
  2. Identity Theft and Violent Crime: Collaborative Responses for Victims When Identity Theft is Used as a Weapon to Perpetrate Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence
  3. Day One®: Building Service Capacity through Relationships and Technology
  4. Implementation of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Toolkit: Agent of Change in the Criminal Justice System Response to Sexual Assault - Part I
  5. Strategies to Prevent Officer-Committed Domestic Violence: A Review of the National Prevention Toolkit
  6. Police and Victim Advocacy: Are We On the Same Page?
  7. Organizing and Transferring SANE/SAFE/SART Knowledge and Best Practices
  8. Improving Investigations and Prosecutions of Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Assault

8 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  1. Can’t We All Just Get Along? System-Based and Non-Profit Victim Assistance Programs
  2. Comprehension on Constitutional Protection for Domestic Assault Against Marsy’s Law
  3. Using Victims’ Rights to Ensure that Justice Does Not Require Survivors to Run the Gauntlet: A 360 Look Through the Eyes of an Insider Who Survived and the System She Swore to Protect
  4. Frenemies? Policy Initiatives with Positive Benefits and Unintended Negative Consequences for Sexually Assaulted Women
  5. Sexual Predators: What We Don’t Know – We REALLY DON’T KNOW
  6. Implementation of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Toolkit: Agent of Change in the Criminal Justice System Response to Sexual Assault - Part II
  7. Gender-Based Violence in Women’s Pathways to Prison: Understanding How High Rates of Pre-Incarceration Trauma Influence Women’s Decisions to Commit Crimes
  8. Successfully Investigating Sexual Assault Against Victims with Disabilities

Plenary I: Sexual Assault on College Campuses: Best Practice Recommendations to Meet the Needs of Victims

Plenary II: Going Down? Understanding the Effects of Pornography

 
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