Bridging the Gap: 2012 National Conference on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Against People with Disabilities

Date/Time: 
10/31/2012 - 8:00am to 11/01/2012 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 
City: 
Louisville
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Sponsoring Agency: 
Vera Institute of Justice's Center on Victimization and Safety
Event Contact
Contact Email: 
cvs@vera.org
Description: 

This conference brings together professionals from a variety of fields including criminal justice, disability rights, Deaf rights, self-advocacy, violence against women, and other to highlight promising practices for serving survivors with disabilities; explore emerging issues at the intersection of violence and disability; and foster networking among those working to end violence against people with disabilities. The conference features 5 keynote addresses, more than 30 workshops, a promising practices showcase, and an art exhibit.Who Should Attend

  • Court Personnel
  • Disability organization advocates, educators, and managers
  • Domestic violence program advocates, educators, and managers
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Prosecutors
  • Rape crisis center advocates, educators, and managers
  • Self-advocates and survivors
  • State domestic violence and sexual assault coalition staff
  • Office on Violence Against Women grantees
  • Other allied professionals

Organizations from the same community are encouraged to attend in teams to foster collaboration. This conference is an OVW-approved conference. With approval from your OVW Program Specialist, OVW grant funds can be used to support your attendance. 

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