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International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Systems Change
Orlando, FL
April 18 - 20, 2017
International Attendee Information
Hilton Orlando

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Our annual conferences focus on sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, human trafficking and elder abuse. We consistently bring together law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, health care professionals, 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.

Pre-Conference: Information and registration for our pre-conference session Handling Strangulation Assaults from the 911 Call to the Court Room can be accessed here.

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.

Team Discount: Team discounts are available for teams of 5 or more. Teams must register all 5 registrants using the same discount code in order to receive the 5th free. To get a code, pick Registration Type – Multi Registration / Discount Code Registration and click NEXT. You must request this code before entering any registrations.

International Attendees: If you need a letter of invitation to schedule an embassy appointment, you must complete an International Registration Application. The application must be completed and submitted before a letter of invitation will be provided. Only after your application has been approved, will you receive a letter of invitation and instructions to register. Applicants do not need to pay the registration fee prior to receiving approval for a visa from the U.S. Embassy.

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 (PST)* on March 17, 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 March 17, 2017, we will refund your registration fee less a $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 are unable to identify a substitute for the current conference, we will allow you to carry any PAID registration forward one year, to use at the next annual conference without incurring any additional fees.


Approved Use of OVW Grant Funds

Grantees from the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program and the Grants to Support Families in the Justice System do not need to contact their program managers for approval before using grant funds to attend our conference.

This means that grantees from both the Justice for Families (JFF) and STOP programs 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-2017-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 2017 conference. This includes:

  1. Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Grant Program (formerly Arrest)
  2. Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program
  3. Consolidated Grant Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Assault and Engage Men and Boys as Allies
  4. Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program
  5. Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program
  6. Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Assistance Program
  7. Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Program
  8. Sexual Assault Services Formula Grant Program
  9. State and Territorial Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalitions Program
  10. Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program
  11. Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations

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 the conference.

When requesting approval to attend the conference and submitting a GAN, reference code OVW-2017-MU-003. This approval and assigned reference number can be used for this conference only.

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


 

Eileen Allen, MSN, RN, FN-CSA, SANE-A, SANE-P, SANE Program Coordinator, New Jersey Office of the Monmouth County Prosecutor, Freehold, NJ
Cynthia Amodeo, LMHC, Director of Social Services, Barrier Free Living, Freedom House, New York, NY
Jane Anderson, JD, Attorney Advisor, AEquitas, Washington, DC
Jocelyn Anderson, MSN, RN, FNE-A, CNRN, Forensic Nurse Examiner, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Joanne Archambault, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, EVAWI; Sergeant, San Diego Police Department (Ret.), Colville, WA
Jack Ballantyne, PhD, Professor, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Deborah Barra, Trial Unit Director, Orange County State Attorney's Office, Orange County, FL
Claudia J. Bayliff, MA, JD, Attorney at Law, Falls Church, VA
Kristen Bowes, General Counsel, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Kristopher Brambila, Assistant General Counsel, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Bonnie Brandl, Director, National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), Madison, WI
Jennifer Breads, MSN, MPH, RN, FNE-A, Chair, Immigrant & Refugee Outreach Committee; Forensic Nurse Examiner, Mercy Medical Center, Forensic Nurse Examiner Program, Baltimore, MD
Ann Burdges, Director of Communications and Systems Innovation, EVAWI, Duluth, GA
Debi Cain, MSA, Executive Director, Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board, Lansing, MI
Erin Callinan, Director of Community Engagement
Rebecca Campbell, PhD, Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Roger Canaff, Esq., Honorary Board, EVAWI, Legal Expert, Child Protection and Special Victims Advocate, Author, Public Speaker, New York, NY
Samuel Clayborn, Facilitator, Strong Fathers Program, Durham, NC
Aida Colon, Bilingual Social Worker, Barrier Free Living, Freedom House, New York, NY
Sharon Cooper, Forensic Pediatrician, Developmental and Forensic Pediatrics, PA, Fayetteville, NC
Jeralita "Jeri" Costa, Community Victim Liaison, Washington State Department of Corrections, Marysville, WA
Jena Nicols Curtis, MA, EdD, Associate Professor of Health, State University of New York, College at Cortland, Cortland, NY
Mike Davis, Sergeant, Vancouver Police Department, Vancouver, WA
Kim Day, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, SAFE Technical Assistance Project Director, International Association of Forensic Nurses, Elkridge, MD
Anne DePrince, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Denver, Denver, CO
Elizabeth Donegan, Director, EVAWI, Sergeant Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit, Austin Police Department, Austin, TX
Miriam Falk, Assistant Attorney General, Violence Against Women Resource Prosecutor for Law Enforcement on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Wisconsin Department of Justice Training and Standards Bureau, Madison, WI
Diana Faugno, MSN, RN, CPN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAFS, DF-IAFN, Treasurer, EVAWI, Forensic Nurse, Eisenhower Medical Center, Palm Desert, CA
Norma Ferraro, MA, Member, Immigrant & Refugee Outreach Committee; Family Violence Counselor, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Beth Finan, Country Officers, Office of American Citizens, United State Department of State, Washington, DC
Anthony Formhals, CEO and President, Ten8Tech, Wilmington, NC
Theresa "Terry" Friend, CNM, MSN, Forensic Consultant for Sexual and Domestic Violence, Indian Health Service, IHS Headquarters, Washington, DC
Catherine Garcia, Supervising Investigator, Sex Crimes, Human Trafficking, and Child Abduction, San Diego County District Attorney's Office, San Diego, CA
Meg Garvin, JD, Executive Director, National Crime Victim Law Institute, Portland, OR
Eric Geerdes, Chief Operating Officer, Ten8Tech, San Diego, CA
Gretta Goodwin, PhD, Director, Justice Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), Washington, DC
Anne Hamilton, Grant Program Specialist, Office for Victims of Crime, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Erin Hanson, Research Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Noel Harlow, Esq., San Diego, CA
Annie Harrison, Detective, Ingham County Sheriff's Office, Mason, MI
Lori D. Heitman, Former Supervisory Special Agent, Partner, Strand & Heitman Innovative Forensic Techniques (SHIFT) LLC, Consultant, Trainer/Educator, Rolla, MO
Paul Herbert, JD, Judge, Franklin County Municipal Court, Columbus, OH
Carlton Hershman, Detective, San Diego Police Department (Ret.), San Diego, CA
Debra Holbrook, RN, SANE-A, FNE-A, Director of Forensic Nursing, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Scott Holcomb, Representative, Georgia House of Representatives, District 81, Attorney at Law, Atlanta, GA
Suzanne M. Holroyd, PhD, Senior Prevention Advisor, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, Department of Defense, Alexandria, VA
Nazila Isgandavora, D.Min, MSW, RSW, Research Fellow, Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto, Vaughan, ON, Canada
Catherine Johnson, Director, EVAWI; Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, United States Marine Corps Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program, Camp Lejeune, NC
Cindy Kanusher, Esq., Executive Director, Pace Women's Justice Center, White Plains, NY
Jennifer Kaplan, Supervisory Attorney Advisor, Office on Violence Against Women, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC
David Kennedy, Director, National Network for Safe Communities, New York, NY
Bobby Kipper, EVAWI Associate; Founder and Executive Director, National Center for Prevention of Community Violence, Hampton, VA
Gail Krieger, Staff Attorney, Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board, Lansing, MI
Glenn Scott Lipson, PhD, Clinical-Forensic Psychologist / Professor, Making Right Choices, San Diego, CA
Kimberly A. Lonsway, PhD, Director of Research, EVAWI, San Luis Obispo, CA
Richard Mankewich, Advisory Board Member, EVAWI, Sergeant, Sexual Offender Surveillance, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Orlando, FL
Carrie McManus, RSW, Program Manager, Peer Support Services for Abused Women, Calgary, AB, Canada
Johnnetta McSwain-Clay, PhD, International Empowerment Speaker, Author, Professor, Powder Springs, GA
Gail Mendez, Esq., Litigation Manager, Center for Community Solutions, San Diego, CA
Kimberly Messina, Victim Services Coordinator, Brighton and Commerce City Police Departments, Brighton, CO
T. Christian Miller, Senior Reporter, ProPublica, Berkeley, CA
Jessica Mindlin, JD, National Director of Training and Technical Assistance, Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC), Portland, OR
Stacey Mitchell, DNP, MBA, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P,Clinical Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, Bryan, TX
Beth Molnar, ScD, Principal Investigator, Vicarious Trauma Toolkit Project; Associate Professor, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Jerald Monahan, Law Enforcement liaison, EVAWI, Prescott, AZ
Jennifer Mondino, Attorney, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Dennis Moon, Deputy Chief of Police, Commerce City Police Department, Commerce City, CO
Anadora "Andie" Moss, President, The Moss Group, Inc., Washington, DC
Anne Munch, Esq., Owner/Consultant, Anne Munch Consulting, Inc., Denver, CO
Andrea Munford, Detective Sergeant, Special Victims Unit, Michigan State University Police Department, East Lansing, MI
Lydia Newlin, Director, Victim Assistance & Restorative Justice, Minnesota Department of Corrections, St. Paul, MN
Andrew Pari, LCSW, Diplomate, Founder/Director of Sexual Assault Awareness, LLC, Palmdale, CA
Wendy Patrick, JD, PhD, Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County District Attorney's Office, San Diego, CA
Vanessa Perkins, Executive Assistant, Franklin County Prosecutor's Office; Human Trafficking Survivor, Columbus, OH
Kathrina Peterson, JD, Attorney, Office for Victims of Crime, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Stacy Phillips, MSW, Grants Management Specialist, Victim Justice Program Manager, Office for Victims of Crime, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Jessica Klarer Pride, Esq., Partner, Pride Law Firm, San Diego, CA
Michael Rizzo, Project Manager, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Alexandria, VA
Iva Rody, Victim Assistance Coordinator, El Mirage Police Department, El Mirage, AZ
Jocelyn Roland, PhD, ABPP, Psychologist, Board Certified in Police & Public Safety Psychology, Modesto, CA
Christina Sambor, Esq., Director, North Dakota Human Trafficking Task Force; Coordinator, FUSE North Dakota, Bismarck, ND
Rosario Sanchez, MSN, Doctoral Scholar, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Aurelia Sands-Belle, MA, Director, EVAWI; Executive Director, Durham Crisis Response Center, Durham, NC
Jessica Shaw, PhD, Assistant Professor, Boston College School of Social Work, Chestnut Hill, MA
Tess Sherman, Senior Crime Analyst, Austin Police Department, Austin, TX
Jeff Shorba, State Court Administrator, Minnesota Judicial Branch, Minneapolis, MN
Rachel Solov, JD, Deputy District Attorney V, San Diego District Attorney’s Office, Vista, CA
Patricia M. Speck, DNSc, APN, FNP-BC, DF-IAFN, FAAN, Professor / Coordinator Graduate Advanced Forensic Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, Birmingham, AL
Jennifer Storm, MA, Victim Advocate of the Commonwealth, Office of Victim Advocates, Harrisburg, PA
Gael Strack, Esq., Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Alliance for HOPE International, San Diego, CA
Russell W. Strand, Advisory Board Member, EVAWI, Special Agent (Ret), Co-Owner, Strand & Heitman Innovative Forensic Techniques (SHIFT) LLC, Rolla, MO
Herbert Tanner, Jr., JD, Trainer / Consultant, HR Tanner Consulting LLC, Portland, MI
Rebecca Thomforde Hauser, Associate Director, Domestic Violence and Sex Offender Management, Center for Court Innovation, New York, NY
Tom Tremblay, Chief of Police (Ret.), Consultant, Trainer, Tom Tremblay Consulting and Training, Fort Myer, FL
Page Ulrey, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, King County Prosecutor's Office, Seattle, WA
Tarah Vallee, Research Assistant, Avalon Sexual Assault Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Scott Van Schyndel, Investigator, Fox Valley Metro Police Department, Little Chute, WI
Rebecca Leitman Veidlinger, Esq., PLLC, Title IX Investigator and Sexual Misconduct Attorney, Ann Arbor, MI
Noelle Volin, MA, JD, Special Projects Coordinator, Sexual Violence Justice Institute (SVJI) at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault, St. Paul, MN
John Wilkinson, JD, Attorney Advisor, AEquitas, Washington, DC
Christopher Wilson, PsyD, Psychologist, Portland, OR
Susan Wilson, RN, BScN, SANE-A, SANE-P, SANE Coordinator, Research Project Coordinator, Avalon Sexual Assault Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
International Registration Process

If you are interested in attending our International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Systems Change 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 February 17, 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.

Poster Session Proposal

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Must be received no later than Friday, December 2, 2016

Poster Submission Form

End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) invites proposals for posters to be displayed at our annual conference which promotes innovative techniques, unique approaches, and promising practices in responding to crimes of violence against women. Our conference takes a multi-disciplinary approach to training, bringing together representatives from the criminal justice system, victim advocacy, medical and other community professionals, and allies.

We are seeking proposals for posters that meet our conference objectives, which are to:

  • Improve the care and response to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and other forms of gender-based violence (e.g., stalking, human trafficking)
  • Enhance collaboration among criminal justice and community professionals through a multi-disciplinary approach
  • Improve the investigation and prosecution of perpetrators of violence against women
  • Promote effective prevention and risk reduction programs

Posters will be evaluated based on these objectives by a multi-disciplinary panel of experts, and those ranked first, second, and third will be awarded prizes. Presenters will have an opportunity to schedule times to be available at their poster to engage with participants and answer any questions they or the judges might have.

Following the conference, we will send out an announcement to our entire mailing list of over 33,000 people with the names and photographs of the winners and the title of your poster presentation.

Who Should Submit a Poster?

  • Law enforcement personnel
  • Prosecutors
  • Victim advocates
  • Judges
  • Probation and parole
  • 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. Poster Presenters must register to attend the conference. No financial compensation or reimbursement will be offered.

Submission

All materials must be submitted as a complete package to kathryn@evawintl.org by Friday, December 2, 2016 in order for your poster to be considered. Please see the Poster Submission Form for information about required supporting documents.

Applicants will be notified by December 19, 2016 as to whether their poster is accepted.

Questions? Email kathryn@evawintl.org

2017 Conference Registration Rates

Payment received or postmarked:

  • by December 30, 2016: Early Bird Registration Fee: $495
  • by March 17, 2017: Registration Fee: $545
  • after March 17, 2017: Late Registration Fee: $595

Team Discounts: Team discounts are available for teams of 5 or more. Register 4 people and the 5th registration is FREE! Register online to obtain a TEAM REGISTRATION discount code.

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





Approved Use of OVW Grant Funds

Grantees from the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program and the Grants to Support Families in the Justice System do not need to contact their program managers for approval before using grant funds to attend our conference.

This means that grantees from both the Justice for Families (JFF) and STOP programs 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-2017-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 2017 conference. This includes:

  1. Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Grant Program (formerly Arrest)
  2. Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program
  3. Consolidated Grant Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Assault and Engage Men and Boys as Allies
  4. Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program
  5. Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program
  6. Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Assistance Program
  7. Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Program
  8. Sexual Assault Services Formula Grant Program
  9. State and Territorial Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalitions Program
  10. Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program
  11. Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations

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 the conference.

When requesting approval to attend the conference and submitting a GAN, reference code OVW-2017-MU-003. This approval and assigned reference number can be used for this conference only.


Payment Information

If you register for the conference, your registration fee must be paid in full before the conference begins.

If full payment is not received, you will be required to provide your payment (cash, check, credit card) when you check-in at the conference. You may provide a purchase order as a promise to pay. Because of the costs associated with every individual who attends the conference (e.g., food and beverage, notebooks, name badges, tote bags), we cannot guarantee that an individual will be able to attend if you show up on site without having registered in advance.

Payment Methods

Credit Card

When registering online, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover are accepted. We do not accept American Express online. However, American Express can be accepted at the conference and by calling the office. You will be asked to provide the billing address used for the credit card and the security code (the 3-digits located on the back of the card, or the 4-digits on the front of an American Express credit card).

The most common reason for having a credit card declined is entering inaccurate billing information such as the name on the card or the billing address. The information you enter must match exactly so make sure to have the necessary information available at the time you register.

If you have any problems using your credit card online or if you receive an error message, please call our financial manager, Jessica Fisher, at 774-404-7108. If needed, credit card payments can be processed over the phone.

Check

Please include the complete names of all attendees on any communication so that your payment is properly applied to your invoice. Checks should be made payable to EVAWI and mailed to:

EVAWI
PO Box 33
Addy, WA 99101-0033

Purchase Order

Purchase orders are accepted as a promise to pay, however they do not qualify for a discounted registration rate unless full payment is received or postmarked by the deadlines posted. EVAWI MUST have a copy of a purchase order if payment has not been received prior to the conference. Failure to pay or provide a purchase order may prevent an individual from being able to attend the conference.

All purchase orders must be paid in full within 30 days of the last day of the conference. Any balance due will be subject to a monthly billing fee of $25.00.

Purchase orders should be mailed, emailed or faxed to:
  • EVAWI
  • PO Box 33
  • Addy, WA. 99101-0033




Refunds & Cancellations

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 March 17th. 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 March 17th, 2017, we will refund your registration fee less a $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 are unable to identify a substitute for the current conference, we will allow you to carry any PAID registration forward one year, to use at the next annual conference without incurring any additional fees.

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

Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World® is the most visited vacation resort in the world, with four theme-parks, two water parks, twenty-seven themed resort hotels, a camping resort, several golf courses, and more. Make your plans to visit the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom.


This year, conference participants will have access to specially priced Disney ticket benefits before, during and after the conference.

Click the link below to gain access to exclusive after 3pm tickets and specially priced multi-day tickets that are not available at the Theme Park Ticket Windows. The multi-day tickets offer pre-arrival savings of 10% and include one (1) complimentary admission to an additional Disney Experience:

  • Day at a Water Park! Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park or Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park 

or

  • One Round of Golf! Disney's Winter Summerland or Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Courses (before 4 p.m.), or a round of golf at Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course.

The deadline to purchase discounted tickets is April 14, 2017 at 9 p.m.

To purchase your tickets by phone, or for more information, please call 407-566-5600.

Location
3111 World Dr
Orlando, FL 32830
Map This Location
Phone: (407) 939-5277
Website: http://www.mydisneygroup.com/evaw17/
 
Universal Orlando Resort
Take an unforgettable journey through the uniquely themed Universal Orlando Resort, where the world's most cutting edge rides, shows and interactive attractions bring your favorite stories, myths, cartoons, comic book heroes and children's tales to life. Universal Orlando consists of two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida, and Universal's Islands of Adventure, and is home to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
 
Location
6000 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL
Map This Location
Phone: (407) 363-8000
Website: https://www.universalorlando.com/
 
Discovery Cove
Discovery Cove is a one-of-a kind experience where you can swim with bottlenose dolphins, feed tropical birds, play inches from a family of otters, and even walk on the ocean floor - all in one day. Between adventures, recharge with unlimited island fare and refreshments.
Location
6000 Discovery Cove Way
Orlando, FL 32821
Map This Location
Phone: (877) 557-7404
Website: https://discoverycove.com/
 
Harry P. Leu Gardens
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city by taking a trip to the Harry P. Leu Gardens. Explore an amazing 50-acre botanical oasis minutes from Downtown Orlando. The Leu House Museum located in the heart of the gardens reveals the turn-of-the century living for the families who once called it home.
Location
1920 North Forest Avenue
Orlando, FL
Map This Location
Phone: (407) 246-2620
Website: http://www.leugardens.org/
 
Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe
The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe was built to service the large number of Catholic tourists who visit the Orlando area. The shrine consists of the 2,000 seat main church, the Mother and Child Outdoor Chapel, a Pilgrimage Center, Museum of Christian Art, and tranquil pathways formed into a uniquely-landscaped Rosary Garden.
Location
8300 Vineland Avenue
Orlando, FL
Map This Location
Phone: (407) 239-6600
Website: http://maryqueenoftheuniverse.org/
 
Café Gauguin at Rosen Centre Hotel - 20% Discount
Conference Attendees receive a 20% discount!

Café Gauguin welcomes guests with an impressive buffet featuring a fresh variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options, as well as an exciting menu brimming with crisp salads, savory sandwiches and plentiful entrées. The travels of our restaurant’s namesake, French painter Paul Gauguin, inspire and influence each day’s offerings, so guests can enjoy dishes that span the globe — from a San Marco Shrimp Cocktail to Caribbean Club and Chimichurri Flank Steak.

Open Daily

Café Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Café Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Café Dinner: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location
9840 International Drive
Rosen Centre Hotel
Orlando, FL 32819
Map This Location
Website: http://www.rosencentre.com/dining-and-recreation/
 
Everglades Restaruant at Rosen Centre Hotel - 25% Discount
Conference Attendees receive a 20% discount!

Capturing the essence and flavors of Florida is Rosen Centre Hotel’s Everglades Restaurant, Our chefs serve creative takes on gourmet dishes while sourcing fresh, local seafood, meats and produce. Whether it’s ingredients like Florida rock shrimp or dishes like Alligator Bay Chowder, the award-winning Everglades Restaurant in Orlando provides a unique dining experience that is exclusively Florida.

Reservations suggested. Casual Attire.

Open Daily: 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Location
9840 International Drive
Rosen Centre Hotel
Orlando, FL 32819
Map This Location
Phone: 800-800-9840 x 3610
Website: http://www.evergladesrestaurant.com/
The Hilton Orlando is sold out. The following hotels are available at the Federal Per Diem rate based on availability. All the overflow hotels are conveniently located about a half mile from our conference hotel.

I•RIDE Trolley

Taking an I•RIDE Trolley is one of the most convenient and least expensive ways to explore the International Drive Resort Area. The trolley has a stop at our conference hotel and each of our overflow hotels. For more information, please see our transportation information.


Overflow Hotels:

Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive

8001 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

(407) 351-2420 Phone




When making a reservation by phone, ask for the "2017 EVAWI Overflow Block." Reservations must be made by Friday, April 6, 2017 to obtain the federal per diem rate (based on availability).

Conference Room Rates:

  • 2017 government per diem rate ($114) plus tax and fees per room/per night.
  • Reservations made after April 6, 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 12 noon
  • Cancellations must be made no less than 72 hours in advance of check-in date/time
  • Complimentary internet in each guest room.
  • Parking: $10 +Tax per day. This includes in and out privileges. Rates are subject to change.
  • Resort fee for each night of stay is waived.

Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World Hotel

10100 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32821

(407) 352-1100 Phone



When making a reservation by phone, ask for the "2017 EVAWI Overflow Block." Reservations must be made by Friday, March 31, 2017 to obtain the federal per diem rate (based on availability).

Conference Room Rates:

  • 2017 government per diem rate ($114) plus tax and fees per room/per night.
  • Reservations made after March 31, 2017 will be provided based on room availability at the best available rate.

General Information:

  • Check-in time is 3 pm
  • Check-out time is 11 am
  • Cancellations must be made no less than 72 hours in advance of check-in date/time
  • Complimentary internet in each guest room.
  • Parking: Valet-$23.00 / Self-park- $13.00. This includes in and out privileges. Rates are subject to change.
  • Complimentary shuttle service from the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World Hotel to the Conference Hotel and back for each day of the conference.

The Rosen Centre Hotel

9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

(800) 204-7234 Phone



When making a reservation by phone, ask for the "2017 EVAWI Overflow Block." Reservations must be made by Friday, March 31, 2017 to obtain the federal per diem rate (based on availability).

Conference Room Rates:

  • 2017 government per diem rate ($114) plus tax and fees per room/per night.
  • Reservations made after March 31, 2017 will be provided based on room availability at the best available rate. 

General Information:

  • Check-in time is 3 pm
  • Check-out time is 11 am
  • Cancellations must be made no less than 72 hours in advance of check-in date/time
  • Complimentary internet in each guest room.
  • Parking: Valet-$20.00 / Self-park- $15.00. This includes in and out privileges. Rates are subject to change.

Marriott Residence Inn Hotel

8800 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819

(407) 226-0288 Phone






When making a reservation by phone, ask for the "2017 EVAWI Overflow Block." Reservations must be made by Friday, March 31, 2017 to obtain the federal per diem rate (based on availability).

Conference Room Rates:

  • 2017 government per diem rate ($114) plus tax and fees per room/per night.
  • Reservations made after March 31, 2017 will be provided based on room availability at the best available rate. 

General Information:

  • Check-in time is 3 pm
  • Check-out time is 11 am
  • Cancellations must be made no less than 72 hours in advance of check-in date/time
  • Complimentary breakfast.
  • Complimentary internet.
  • Complimentary on-site parking. This includes in and out privileges.

Marriott Springhill Suites Hotel

8840 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819

(407) 226-0288 Phone






When making a reservation by phone, ask for the "2017 EVAWI Overflow Block." Reservations must be made by Friday, April 10, 2017 to obtain the federal per diem rate (based on availability).

Conference Room Rates:

  • 2017 government per diem rate ($114) plus tax and fees per room/per night.
  • Reservations made after April 10, 2017 will be provided based on room availability at the best available rate. 

General Information:

  • Check-in time is 3 pm
  • Check-out time is 11 am
  • Cancellations must be made no less than 72 hours in advance of check-in date/time
  • Complimentary breakfast.
  • Complimentary internet.
  • Complimentary on-site parking. This includes in and out privileges.

Hyatt Regency Orlando Hotel

9801 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

(800) 233-1234 Phone



When making a reservation by phone, ask for the "2017 EVAWI Overflow Block." Reservations must be made by Friday, March 31, 2017 to obtain the federal per diem rate (based on availability).

Conference Room Rates:

  • 2017 government per diem rate ($114) plus tax and fees per room/per night.
  • Reservations made after March 31, 2017 will be provided based on room availability at the best available rate. 

General Information:

  • Check-in time is 3 pm
  • Check-out time is 11 am
  • Cancellations must be made no less than 72 hours in advance of check-in date/time
  • Parking: Valet-$31.00 / Self-park- $22.00. This includes in and out privileges. Rates are subject to change.

 


Conference Hotel

Picture of the Hilton in Orlando

Hilton Orlando

6001 Destination Parkway
Orlando, FL 32819

1-407-313-4300  Phone     Group Name:  END VIOLENCE AGAINST     Group Code: EVW

Located only 15 minutes from Orlando International Airport, Hilton Orlando is an International Drive hotel within easy reach of world-famous attractions including SeaWorld® Orlando, Universal Orlando®, and Walt Disney World® Resort. This family-friendly hotel is located in the heart of cultural attractions, from art and theatre, to shopping and dining.

Conference Room Rates:

  • 2017 government per diem rate ($114) plus tax and fees per room/per night.
  • Reservations made after March 24, 2017 will be provided based on room availability at the best available rate.

General Information:

  • Check-in time is 3 pm
  • Check-out time is 11 am
  • Cancellations must be made no less than 3 days in advance of check-in date/time
  • $9.00 with 50% Discount on self-parking rate for conference attendees
  • Valet Parking: $25.00

From Orlando International Airport (14 miles from hotel): Depart airport on Airport Blvd. Take SR 528 West towards International Dri. Exit Int'l Dr. turn right onto Int'l Dr. Turn right onto Destination Parkway. Hotel will be on the left.

Taxicabs:

A cab ride from Orlando International Airport to the hotel typically costs $40.00.

Shuttle Services from Airport:

SuperShuttle door-to-door service is available at the Airport. Shuttles operate on a shared ride-on demand basis. For information, call 1-800-BLUEVAN (258-3826) or go to www.supershuttle.com. Upon arrival proceed to the outside curb and contact the SuperShuttle representative. After hours, call 1-800-258-3826 and press 1 for dispatch or 2 for reservations. A Super Shuttle ride from Orlando International Airport to the hotel typically costs $18.00.


DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld Shuttle Service to Conference Hotel

The DoubleTree is providing a free shuttle for conference attendees to/from the Hilton Orlando.

Pickup Schedule (4/18-4/20):

6am - 11am - Every 25 minutes
11am - 3pm - Every 45 minutes
3pm - 6pm - Every 25 minutes


I•RIDE Trolley

Taking an I•RIDE Trolley is one of the most convenient and least expensive ways to explore the International Drive Resort Area. The trolley has a stop at our conference hotel and each of our overflow hotels.  Check out the Trolley Route Map to see all the locations you can visit while staying in the resort area.

Cash Fares:

  • Single fare is $2.00 per ride
  • Child fare $1.00 per ride (ages 3 to 9 with paying adult)
  • Senior citizen (65 and over) fare is $0.25 per ride
  • Exact change is required, drivers do not carry cash

Unlimited Rides Passes: If you think you'll be riding the I•RIDE Trolleys more than once or twice, it makes sense to consider an Unlimited Rides Pass. They're available as follows:

  • 1 Day Pass: $5.00 per person
  • 3 Day Pass: $7.00 per person
  • 5 Day Pass: $9.00 per person
  • 7 Day Pass: $12.00 per person
  • 14 Day Pass: $18.00 per person

Passes are consecutive day use.

Passes are not sold on the trolleys, however they are available for purchase at our conference hotel and the following overflow hotels:

  • Rosen Centre Hotel
  • Hyatt Regency Orlando Hotel
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld Hotel
  • SpringHill Suites Convention Center Hotel

Trolley transfers are FREE and a transfer coupon is not required if you have an Unlimited Ride Pass. With cash fare just ask your Trolley driver for a transfer coupon when you board the trolley.

For more information on routes and pass purchase locations, please visit the website at www.iridetrolley.com

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate any additional exhibitors this year. However, we encourage you to consider joining us as an exhibitor next year at the 2018 conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Gender Bias at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. 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 Chicago.

Conference Sponsors

Ten8Tech is a trusted technology partner for law enforcement. We join EVAWI in the effort to equip both professionals and the public as we transform the response to sexual assault. In 2016 EVAWI and Ten8Tech joined forces in a collaborative effort to introduce a new automated crisis aid platform, Victim Link, in conjunction with the Start by Believing campaign. This platform offers an interactive dialogue through the “Seek Then Speak” Voice, Mobile, Web, and Text interfaces. Seek Then Speak enables a sexual assault victim or support person to get vital information, connect with victim advocates, and report to law enforcement.

Appriss Safety operates the nation’s most comprehensive and up-to-date arrest data network. We deliver data-driven solutions that improve safety and security, and mitigate fraud and risk. By delivering real-time notifications, context-sensitive risk assessments and actionable insights, we enable government agencies and commercial enterprises to make informed decisions that save lives, fight crime, reduce fraud, manage risk, and save valuable tax dollars.

Appriss Safety’s VINE service is America’s number one victim notification network, empowering victims and concerned citizens with timely and reliable information regarding offenders. It is offered free of charge to registrants, is completely confidential, and features multiple language support. Offering peace of mind, VINE lets victims call a toll-free number, visit www.vinelink.com, or use a mobile app to anonymously check on an offender’s custody status. Victims can also register to receive automated notifications about changes in that status via their choice of format: phone, email, or text.

Learn more at www.apprisssafety.com.


MobileODT is expanding access to forensic examinations across the US through the EVA System, an FDA-approved low-cost and practical video colposcope, that can be used for image capture of full body surface images and internal cavities. The EVA System has helped SANEs perform quality visualization as well as electronic cloud-based record keeping for cases and annotations with chain-of-custody logs.

So far, the EVA System has helped SANEs perform quality visualization and electronic cloud-based record keeping for cases and annotations with chain-of-custody logs in dozens of programs across the US. Visit us at http://www.mobileodt.com/sane.html to learn more.

The Child Abuse Atlas provides medical professionals with training and tools to help with the Identification, Interpretation and Reporting of Child Abuse. Now available online: PSANE Forensic Workbook, developed by Diana Faugno, Stacey Mitchell, Rachell Ekroos and Pat Speck. Under development: New products serving vulnerable populations, including victims of Elder Abuse, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Human Trafficking. Contact John Viviano at (314) 610-5276 or john@childabuseatlas.com to learn more.






eTWIST® is a multi-patented chain of custody system which brings evidence-based policing (EBP), precise controls and accountability to the gathering, handling and maintenance of evidence (Including Sexual Assault Kits), starting at the crime scene using barcodes/RFID and extending all the way through the entire judicial process, including maintaining evidence after trial. eTWIST® uses technology to support Law Enforcement, SANE’s, and Healthcare Providers by enhancing/extending transparency and accountability work through the strategic application of new technologies and data-informed approaches.



OBP Medical is the leading global developer of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices. Our single-use lights are among the brightest on the market, allowing for optimal visualization during procedures. Our innovative products are used in physician offices, surgery centers and more than 5,000 hospitals throughout the U.S., as well as healthcare facilities worldwide.








2017 Exhibitors include:

  • Florida Council Against Sexual Violence
  • Angel Band Project
  • RAINN
  • Global Promotional Sales
  • PSA Worldwide
  • Osnium Software, Inc.
  • Gulf Coast Elder Abuse Conference
  • Date Safe Project, Inc.
  • Feel Good, Inc.
  • Cortexflo
  • STM Learning
  • A&M University College of Nursing
  • National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS)
  • The You Have Options Program (YHOP)
  • Crime Sciences Inc.
  • Justice 3D
  • SPEX Forensics
  • StopStick, LTD.
  • Supervised Visitation Network

End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) is excited to host our 2017 conference at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, Florida. Our International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Systems Change 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 2017 government per diem rate is $114.00 plus tax and fees per room/per night.

To take advantage of the conference room rate, reservations must be made by March 24, 2017.


Graph of the 2016 Conference Attendees by discipline

Why Participate?

  • Access to 2000+ 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.
Up to 19.25 contact hours available: (Day 1 only = 6.5) (Day 2 only = 7.25) (Day 3 only = 5.5)

Continuing Education (CE) contact hours are available for Nurses and Social Workers only. Because of the varying needs and costs associated, we are not able to provide CE contact hours for every discipline. The fee for CE contact hours is $25.00.

  • 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.
  • 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.  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.

SOCIAL WORKERS: This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers, approval #886443650-1958. A total of 19.25 continuing education contact hours are available for the full conference, and an additional 7.25 hours are available for the pre-conference. 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 sketches of speakers to submit to your continuing education board for approval. Please contact us if we can provide you with assistance.

VICTIM ADVOCATES: The International Conference is typically 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 generally approved to receive conference CEUs through the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP). Visit www.trynova.org for more information about these programs.

The following steps are required to receive CEUs for D-SAACP and NACP certified Advocates:

  • Pick up your Official Record of Attendance form at the CE desk.
  • Attend trainings and complete the Official Record of Attendance.
  • Have an EVAWI staff member or volunteer initial for each workshop attended.
  • DO NOT turn in your record of attendance to the CE table at the end of the conference. Take your Official Record of Attendance and submit it 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’ 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:

  • Tuition/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 are not intended to cover licensing and/or credentialing fees.

OVC TTAC must receive the completed Individual or Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Professional Development Scholarship application at least 60 calendar days prior to the event or the request will be rejected - NO EXCEPTIONS.

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, 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)

Teresa Scalzo picture

Teresa Scalzo Memorial Scholarship for Prosecutors

The deadline for this scholarship opportunity has passed.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of this scholarship opportunity by December 2, 2016

EVAWI is extremely pleased to announce the availability of two scholarships for working prosecutors to attend our 2017 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Systems Change in Orlando, Florida. The scholarships are funded by donations made to the Teresa Scalzo Wall of Tribute, which was created to celebrate the life of Teresa Scalzo and honor the service of legal champions everywhere.

The scholarship will cover the full cost of the conference registration, which includes:

  • Three days of training with leading national experts
  • Three continental breakfasts and coffee breaks
  • Three seated lunches

Eligibility

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be currently working as a prosecutor with some responsibility for handling sexual assault cases.

To Apply

Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. To apply, please complete the application form and submit it to Kathryn@evawintl.org by October 14, 2016.

When you submit an application, you will receive an email message confirming receipt within three business days. If you do not receive this confirmation within three business days, please contact Kathryn@evawintl.org.

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed using standardized criteria designed to assess the following areas:

  • Level of current and future responsibility for sexual assault response and prosecution
  • Availability of funds to support conference participation (agency, community, personal)
  • Evidence for potential impact in improving knowledge and skills in this area

Notification

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of this scholarship opportunity by December 2, 2016.


 

Conference Scholarships for Law Enforcement

The deadline for this scholarship opportunity has passed.
Applicants will be notified of the committee's decisions by December 2, 2016

We are extremely pleased to announce that our grant from the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) includes funding to support scholarships for sworn law enforcement professionals to attend our 2016 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Systems Change to be held in Orlando, FL.

What costs will be covered? This scholarship covers the full cost of the conference registration in addition to a $500 travel stipend.

Conference registration includes:

  • Three days of training with leading national experts
  • Three light continental breakfasts and coffee breaks
  • Three seated lunches

Who is eligible to apply? To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be an active duty sworn law enforcement officer working in the United States or Territories. Based on the specific grant objectives for this OVW-funded project, applicants must have some responsibility for responding to or investigating sexual assault.

How do I apply? Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. To apply, please complete the application form and submit it to kathryn@evawintl.org by October 14, 2016.

When you submit an application, you will receive an email message confirming receipt. If you have not received this confirmation email within three (3) business days, please contact us.

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

  • Level of current and future responsibility for sexual assault response and investigation
  • Availability of training opportunities for sexual assault response and investigation
  • Availability of funds to support conference participation, e.g., agency, community, personal
  • Demonstrated support from the applicant's agency for conference participation
  • Evidence for the potential impact in improving knowledge and skills in this area

When will I be notified? Applicants will be notified of the committee's decisions by December 2, 2016.

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

Thank you to the following companies who have become a corporate partner:

Ten8Tech is a trusted technology partner for law enforcement. We join EVAWI in the effort to equip both professionals and the public as we transform the response to sexual assault. In 2016 EVAWI and Ten8Tech joined forces in a collaborative effort to introduce a new automated crisis aid platform, Victim Link, in conjunction with the Start by Believing campaign. This platform offers an interactive dialogue through the “Seek Then Speak” Voice, Mobile, Web, and Text interfaces. Seek Then Speak enables a sexual assault victim or support person to get vital information, connect with victim advocates, and report to law enforcement.

Appriss Safety operates the nation’s most comprehensive and up-to-date arrest data network. We deliver data-driven solutions that improve safety and security, and mitigate fraud and risk. By delivering real-time notifications, context-sensitive risk assessments and actionable insights, we enable government agencies and commercial enterprises to make informed decisions that save lives, fight crime, reduce fraud, manage risk, and save valuable tax dollars.

Appriss Safety’s VINE service is America’s number one victim notification network, empowering victims and concerned citizens with timely and reliable information regarding offenders. It is offered free of charge to registrants, is completely confidential, and features multiple language support. Offering peace of mind, VINE lets victims call a toll-free number, visit www.vinelink.com, or use a mobile app to anonymously check on an offender’s custody status. Victims can also register to receive automated notifications about changes in that status via their choice of format: phone, email, or text.

Learn more at www.apprisssafety.com.

MobileODT is expanding access to forensic examinations across the US through the EVA System, an FDA-approved low-cost and practical video colposcope, that can be used for image capture of full body surface images and internal cavities. The EVA System has helped SANEs perform quality visualization as well as electronic cloud-based record keeping for cases and annotations with chain-of-custody logs.

So far, the EVA System has helped SANEs perform quality visualization and electronic cloud-based record keeping for cases and annotations with chain-of-custody logs in dozens of programs across the US. Visit us at http://www.mobileodt.com/sane.html to learn more.

The Child Abuse Atlas provides medical professionals with training and tools to help with the Identification, Interpretation and Reporting of Child Abuse. Now available online: PSANE Forensic Workbook, developed by Diana Faugno, Stacey Mitchell, Rachell Ekroos and Pat Speck. Under development: New products serving vulnerable populations, including victims of Elder Abuse, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Human Trafficking. Contact John Viviano at (314) 610-5276 or john@childabuseatlas.com to learn more.





eTWIST® is a multi-patented chain of custody system which brings evidence-based policing (EBP), precise controls and accountability to the gathering, handling and maintenance of evidence (Including Sexual Assault Kits), starting at the crime scene using barcodes/RFID and extending all the way through the entire judicial process, including maintaining evidence after trial. eTWIST® uses technology to support Law Enforcement, SANE’s, and Healthcare Providers by enhancing/extending transparency and accountability work through the strategic application of new technologies and data-informed approaches.



OBP Medical is the leading global developer of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices. Our single-use lights are among the brightest on the market, allowing for optimal visualization during procedures. Our innovative products are used in physician offices, surgery centers and more than 5,000 hospitals throughout the U.S., as well as healthcare facilities worldwide.








Our mission is to inspire and educate those who respond to gender-based violence, equipping them with the knowledge and tools they need to support victims and hold perpetrators accountable. We promote victim-centered, multidisciplinary collaboration, which strengthens the response of the criminal justice system, other professionals, allies, and the general public - making communities safer.

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 perpetrators are held accountable.

As a corporate partner, you can help transform this vision into reality.

Picture of the ballroom at the 2016 Conference in DC

Sponsorship Levels

At each level of corporate partnership, we will work with your company to create a tailored package that best supports your overall brand perception. Depending on the sponsorship level, this could include developing materials, messaging, and a variety of other initiatives. You can view a complete list of our sponsorship levels in our Corporate Partnership Prospectus.

Conference Sponsorship

There are a number of particularly valuable opportunities for corporate partnership at our annual conference, which provides training for thousands of professionals on sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, human trafficking, and elder abuse.

Our 2016 conference was held in Washington, DC, and it drew a total of 2,007 attendees from all 50 states, 4 territories and 15 different countries. The 2017 conference will take place in Orlando, FL April 18 - 20, and it will have a special focus on systems change.

Conference sponsorships provide a unique opportunity to highlight your commitment to victims as well as professionals. This international event consistently brings together law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, faith community members, educators, researchers and others for three days of training highlighting promising practices and emerging issues to effectively respond to these crimes.

An additional day of training will be offered on April 17th, the day before our main conference begins. This pre-conference training will provide participants an opportunity to participate in the Handling Strangulation Assaults from the 911 Call to the Court Room.

Questions? Contact Us!

We look forward to discussing sponsorship opportunities with you! Please feel free to call Jacque Bassett at 509-684-9800 or email jacque@evawintl.org

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 deadline for submitting an overall conference and pre-conference evaluation is May 31, 2017. If you do not completed your evaluation(s) by the deadline, you will not be sent a certificate of attendance for either event.



Overall Conference Evaluation

Monday, April 17, 2017 - Pre-Conference

Handling Strangulation Assaults from the 911 Call to the Court Room

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - Conference Day 1

Plenary I: An Unbelievable Story of Rape

Plenary II: Court Strategies for Identifying and Responding to Human Trafficking Victims

8 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  1. What YOU Need to Know! DNA Findings After Sexual Assault
  2. A Guide to the Effective and Successful Coexistence of Title IX Investigations & Criminal Prosecutions
  3. Vision 21: Transforming Victims Services
  4. Court & Community Collaboration
  5. Victim Arousal During Sexual Assault
  6. Journey to Rape-Kit Reform Legislation
  7. Supporting Victims in the Military Justice System
  8. The Power of Advocacy within Law Enforcement

8 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  1. Addressing the Unique Needs of Immigrant and Refugee Survivors
  2. Beyond the Rape Kit
  3. Office for Victims of Crime’s Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program Final Rule
  4. Who Gets the Photos?
  5. The Neurobiology of Domestic Violence
  6. Challenging Victims
  7. Barriers to Seeking Safety for People with Disabilities
  8. Understanding Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigations & the Applicability of PREA Standards

2 Concurrent Evening Sessions

  1. SAFE Case Review
  2. Implementing Primary Prevention

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - Conference Day 2

Plenary I: Using Automated Crisis Aids to Reduce Barriers that Delay or Prevent Victims from Getting Help

Plenary II: Not Just Pictures


8 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  1. Where are my Sex Offenders Now? Pennsylvania’s Innovative Approach to SORNA
  2. Sexual Assault of Elders: What Evidence is Missed by You or Your Team?
  3. Going Beyond No! Deconstructing the Definition and Role of Consent in Sexual Assault
  4. Sexual Violence: Actions Needed to Harmonize Federal Data Collection Efforts
  5. The Missing Piece of the Puzzle: The Judge’s Role in a Sexual Assault Case
  6. The Asocial Network: Using the Web to Predict, Prevent & Prosecute Acts of Violence
  7. A Global Service: Integrating Multinational Models to Serve Victims in the US and Abroad
  8. Breaking the Cycle of the Bullying to Partner Violence Pipeline

8 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  1. The Critical Role of Domestic Violence Fatality Review
  2. A Powerful Tool for Creating Systemic Change: Data Collection
  3. External Sexual Assault Review Panels: Recalibrating our Investigations
  4. Working to Better Understand How Domestic Violence Survivors Experience and Interpret Abuse
  5. A Case of Domestic Violence Against Muslim Women
  6. Introducing Expert Testimony on Victim Behavior in Sexual Violence Cases
  7. Beyond the Coordinated Community Response
  8. Police Body Worn Cameras

2 Concurrent Evening Sessions

  1. Using an Alternate Light Source in Forensic Nurse Examiner Programs
  2. What Do You Mean, I Can Use My Smartphone?

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - Conference Day 3

8 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  1. Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in the Law Enforcement Response to SA & DV
  2. Serving United States Citizen Victims of Crime Overseas
  3. We Had Options
  4. “This Does Not Happen In My Community”
  5. After the Interview - Now the Work Begins
  6. Effective Strategies to Respond to Older Victims of Abuse
  7. Assessing and Responding to Victim Threat Versus Offender Risk at Reentry
  8. Evaluating the Impact of a Canadian SANE Program on Criminal Justice / Client Outcomes

8 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  1. Start by Believing: Can I Really Say I Start by Believing?
  2. Civil Legal Remedies for Sexual Assault Victims
  3. The Importance of Addressing the Impact of Historical Trauma & How it can Impede Victim Services
  4. Responding to Vicarious Trauma
  5. Applying the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention
  6. LGBTQ* Domestic Violence: Building Capacity
  7. Safe Harbor Protocol
  8. Coordination Between College Campuses and Local Resources

Plenary I: Rising Above the Scars

Plenary II: Forensic Experiential Trauma Interviews



 
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