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20th Annual International Family Justice Conference

Event Dates
InterContinental Hotel Downtown San Diego

San Diego, CA

The International Family Justice Center Conference will address what trauma-informed practices look like in child abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse, human trafficking, and domestic violence for:
- Prosecutors
- Law Enforcement Officers
- Advocates
- Therapists
- Civil Attorneys
- Doctors
- Nurses
- Judges
- Survivors
- Parole and Probation Officers
- Court Professionals

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) will host two tracks (with six workshops per track) of the conference, one on "Effective Handling of Non-Fatal Strangulation Cases" and the other on "Expanding Family Justice and Multi-Agency Centers."

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will sponsor a track on "Working at the Intersections of Co-Occurring Trauma (Polyvictimization)" focused on the impact of multiple types of trauma (polyvictimization) and the complex challenges of working with polyvictims.

In all workshops, we will share our lessons learned on how your community can move forward toward greater collaboration, co-located services approaches, and effective high risk teams - that can save lives and produce better short and long-term outcomes for survivors and their children. Other conference workshop tracks will include: "Trauma Informed Advocacy"; "Improving Law Enforcement Responses (DV/SA/CA)"; "Best Practices for Civil and Criminal Justice Professionals"; and "Camp HOPE America: Breaking the Cycle."

Date Created: December 12, 2019