Save the Date for the “Leave No Victim Behind 2018 Conference.” September 5-7, 2018 at the University of Oregon in Eugene.
Chief Matthew Carmichael of the University of Oregon Police Department, the California Victim Compensation Board and the Oregon Department of Justice are once again presenting a conference on mass violence response and effective partnerships between law enforcement and victim services to assist victims of crime. The conference will take place in the great Pacific Northwest from September 5-7, 2018 at the University of Oregon in Eugene. This year, the conference will be held in a larger venue and will include better deals on accommodations.
This year’s national conference will follow up on last year’s sold out conference theme of Best Practices for Mass Violence Response and the University of Oregon plans to include detailed presentations regarding some of the more recent mass violence incidents including the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert shooting in Las Vegas, the Marshall County High School shooting in western Kentucky, the First Baptist Church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida and the shooting at the Pathway Home at the Veteran’s Home in Yountville, California.
The conference will also include an in-depth look at issues surrounding the Sikh Temple shooting in Wisconsin and the train stabbing in Portland, Oregon last year. In addition, the conference agenda will devote time to learning about effective community partnerships that provide unique services to victims of crime.
The diverse group of subject matter experts will include speakers from local tribal communities who will address the impact mass violence has had on them, especially the recent tragedy in Las Vegas and an incident in California a few years ago that taught us about how best to work with tribal communities. In addition, technical training sessions on the federal Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) mass violence response toolkit and best practices for creating local integrated crisis response plans with County emergency management partners will be provided.
Attendees at this conference will include law enforcement, victim service providers, first responders, community based organizations, campus officials, crisis response teams and emergency management professionals. This year’s conference is the third installment in the Leave No Victim Behind series and will build upon the excellence demonstrated in the first two sold out conferences which in the past have been supported by local, state and federal partners which have included the federal Office for Victims of Crime and the Oregon Department of Justice.
This one of a kind nonstop barrage of experts is a must attend conference for 2018. The non-traditional approach to adult learning will of course include a remarkable venue, excellent conference provided meals and an exceptional line up of subject matter experts. Please register early and check back often to our website for updated information. Again, due to history of selling out early, registration will open early at a reduced cost.
Registration information will be sent shortly. We look forward to seeing many of you at Leave No Victim Behind III.