Office for Victims of Crime to Eliminate Conference Fee
In an effort to reach as broad an audience as possible, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has decided to eliminate the $195 registration fee to attend the 2012 OVC Mass Violence & Emergency National Training Conference.
The conference will be held in Jacksonville, Florida from January 31-February 2, 2012. The 3-day conference will feature state of the art training with national experts presenting workshops and keynotes focusing on multi-disciplinary teams and victim-centered approaches to assisting victims of mass violence and disasters. The conference schedule is now available online.
The 2012 OVC Mass Violence and Emergency National Training Conference will bring together multidisciplinary stakeholder teams, including police, fire and rescue, investigators, medical providers, prosecutors, victim service professionals, policy-makers, faith communities, and other allied professionals to share their experiences and knowledge about how to respond to victims/survivors and communities. The event is sponsored by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Who should attend?
Stakeholder Discipline Areas include (but are not limited to):
· Emergency Management Personnel
· Law Enforcement
· Fire and Rescue
· Medical providers
· Federal, state, local and tribal policy-makers
· State VOCA and State Victim Compensation and Assistance Administrators
· Faith-based organizations
· Victim service professionals
Additionally, the OVC has set aside funds for scholarships (to help defray expenses) for qualifying multi-disciplinary stakeholder teams and is still accepting team scholarship applications. Please visit www.ovc2012.org to register for the conference, to make hotel reservations, to download the scholarship application or to learn more about the conference.
All conference related questions should be directed to Fox Valley Technical College by calling their toll free number at (877) 798-7682 or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.