"The Power of HOPE"
The Alliance welcomes law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, shelter staff, community-based victim advocates, civil attorneys, judges, counselors, policy makers, elected officials, board members, survivors, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, educators, and all others interested in the future of family violence prevention. The conference faculty includes nationally and internationally recognized subject matter experts, advocates, and survivors.
Our three-day conference, “The Power of HOPE” will focus on leadership, accountability to survivors, guiding principles and promising practices in the rapidly evolving national and international movement toward Family Justice Centers and other approaches to co-located, multidisciplinary services for victims of family violence and their children.
The conference will also include practical, hands-on training for police officers, prosecutors, advocates, and medical professionals in the day-to-day handling of domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse, and sexual assault cases. During the conference, participants will have the opportunity to meet with survivors and professionals who currently work in Family Justice Centers in the United States and internationally. This year’s conference will have an emphasis on elder abuse. Specific sessions will be tailored to address elder abuse awareness, prevention, and intervention. We are also offering a pre-conference training on probation and funding and sustainability for Open Centers.