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2008 New Orleans International Conference on SA, DV and Stalking
New Orleans, LA
March 31 - April 2, 2008
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Early check-in for the conference is:
Sunday, March 30, 2008
from 4:00 to 7:00 pm


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Ward Allen, Digital Imaging Consultant, SDFI-Telemedicine
Joanne Archambault, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, EVAWI; Sergeant, San Diego Police Department (Ret.), Colville, WA
Claudia J. Bayliff, MA, JD, Attorney at Law, Falls Church, VA
Judy Benitez, M.Ed., Independent Consultant, Baton Rouge, LA
Alan D. Berkowitz, PhD, Scholar/Researcher, Trumansburg, NY
Steve Bush, President, Strategic Resource Network, Inc., and Treasurer, EVAW International
Roger Canaff, Esq., Honorary Board, EVAWI, Legal Expert, Child Protection and Special Victims Advocate, Author, Public Speaker, New York, NY
Dave Cohen, Media Relations Manager, San Diego PD (Ret.), San Diego, CA
Diana Faugno, MSN, RN, CPN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAFS, DF-IAFN, Treasurer, EVAWI, Forensic Nurse, Eisenhower Medical Center, Palm Desert, CA
Katie Feifer, Research Director, The Voices and Faces Project, San Diego, CA
Travis A. Fritsch, MS, Domestic Violence Specialist, Project Manager, Mary Byron Foundation, Inc., Louisville, KY
Jeni Gamble, Product Mgr., VINE Protective Order, Louisville, KY
Captain Pete Helein, Appleton Police Dept., Appleton, WI
Joseph V. Henderson, MD, Director, Interactive Media Laboratory, and Professor, Community & Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School
Heather Huhtanen, Program Director, Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force, Eugene OR
Catherine Johnson, Director, EVAWI; Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, United States Marine Corps Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program, Camp Lejeune, NC
Marc A. LeBeau, PhD F-ABFT, Senior Forensic Scientist, Scientific Analysis Section, FBI Laboratory, Quantico, VA
Susan Lewis, PhD, Communications Director, NSVRC, Enola, PA
Jennifer Long, JD, Director, AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women, Washington, DC
Kimberly A. Lonsway, PhD, Director of Research, EVAWI, San Luis Obispo, CA
Gary Lowe, California State University Sacramento, Division of Criminal Justice, Sacramento, CA
James Markey, Sergeant (Ret.), Phoenix PD, AZ
Chief Karin Montejo, Miami Dade Police Dept., and Director, EVAW International, Miami, FL
Anne Munch, Esq., Owner/Consultant, Anne Munch Consulting, Inc., Denver, CO
Jody Raphael, Senior Research Fellow, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center, DePaul College of Law, Chicago, IL
Anne Ream, Founder, The Voices and Faces Project, Chicago, IL
Dr. Kenneth Robinson, EdD., Correctional Counseling, Inc., Memphis, TN
Kristina Rose, MS, Deputy Director, Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Teresa Scalzo, JD, Deputy Director, Trial Counsel Assistance Program, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, US Navy, Washington, DC
Russell W. Strand, Advisory Board Member, EVAWI, Special Agent (Ret), Co-Owner, Strand & Heitman Innovative Forensic Techniques (SHIFT) LLC, Rolla, MO
Sarah Tucker, Technology Safety Specialist, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC
Firuzeh Shokooh Valle, Senior Reporter, Primera Hora, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Michael Weaver, MD, FACEP, Medical Director, Sexual Assault Treatment Center, Saint Luke's Health System, and Director, EVAW International, Kansas City, MO
Mark Wynn, Lieutenant (Ret.), Nashville Police Department, Owner/Operator, WYNN CONSULTING, Nashville, TN
Join fellow law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, faith community members, educators and others in this three-day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues in sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.

Conference Room Rates:

Conference room rates $131 single/double, $20 each additional person with 13% tax rate. These rates are offered three days prior and one day after the conference dates. Ask for the EVAW International conference rate.

Conference room rate reservation cut-off date is March 8, 2008.

Hotel Information:

The Astor Crowne Plaza
739 Canal Street
Corner of Bourbon & Canal
New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone: (504) 962-0500
Toll Free: (866) 750-4202

Group Code: EVA

The guest rooms of the Astor Crowne Plaza are tastefully decorated with designer fabrics and traditional New Orleans-style furnishings. The hotel features the latest in guest amenities to ensure your stay is enjoyable.

Shuttle service is available from Airport Shuttle New Orleans for $13 per person (one-way). Visit their website or call (504) 522-3500 for more information.


Thank you for your interest in the International Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking Conference at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 31 to April 2, 2008. At this time, we are expecting between 550 and 600 attendees.  Participants will include law enforcement, forensic scientists, prosecutors, judges, probation, rape crisis advocates, victim services, medical personnel (doctors, nurses, paramedics, and health care managers), educators, shelter workers and members of the faith community.
 
Exhibitor space will be in the Grand Gallery, this is the same area where break stations will be set up (see attached map).  The Grand Gallery is adjacent to the Plenary Rooms which will be held in the Grand Ballrooms. The exhibitor area will be available for set up starting Monday, March 31, 2008, at 6:00 AM.
 
PLEASE NOTE:  The exhibitor area is in the foyer and cannot be secured over night.
 
TECHNOLOGY SERVICES:  Please see the attached form if you require a telephone line, power outlet and/or high speed internet.
 
SHIPPING:  Due to limited space, the hotel asks that you ship your packages to arrive no more than three days prior to your arrival.  There will be a handling and storage charge assessed by the hotel for ALL packages received by and/or shipped out of the hotel.  The amount may be applied to a guestroom folio or credit card.  Drayage charges are as follows:  $5.00 per box; $35.00 for gray and black or any colored cases; $65.00 for pallets of 10 boxes or less; and a $30.00 charge for any packages weighing more than 150 pounds.  Please address packages to:  Astor Crowne Plaza, 739 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA  70130.  Please write “Hold for EVAW International Conference” in a prominent place on each package.  Also please note on each box the number of packages (i.e. Box 1 of 3, Box 2 of 3, etc).
 
To hold your reserved spot as an exhibitor at the conference, your exhibitor registration form with your payment must be received in our office by February 2, 2008. 
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail our Administrative Manager, Muriel Meyer at muriel@evawintl.org or you can call the office at (509) 684-9800.  Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.

Continuing Education for Social Workers
This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers provider #886443650 for 18.5 continuing education contact hours. The following states do not recognize accreditation by the NASW: California, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia.

Continuing Education for Counselors
This program has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors - NBCC Approval #SP-1425.  This approval applies to National Certified Counselors only.  Many state LPC boards may also accept NBCC approved hours.  Contact the state board you are interested in to get information on their approval requirements.  A copy of our NBCC Approval Form may be downloaded by clicking here.

Continuing Nursing Education
Nursing contact hours have been applied for through the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Continuing Education for Law Enforcement
Because of the varying needs of law enforcement, we cannot apply for Continuing Education credit in each state. However, law enforcement agencies are encouraged to download the agenda, abstracts and bios and submit to your continuing education board for approval. Please contact us if we can provide you with any assistance.

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OVC Professional Development Scholarship Program

This event is supported in part through funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice. Points of view expressed in this event are those of the organizers and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Office for Victims of Crime is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of Professional Development Scholarships for state, local, and community-based victim service providers to attend the International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking.  In support of those professionals seeking continuing education opportunities, the Program provides up to $1000.00 for individuals and up to $5000 for multidisciplinary teams.  Funding is limited, and applicants must meet specific eligibility requirements.

For more information or to apply for a scholarship, please contact OVC TTAC at 866-682-8822.

 
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