UPDATE: Registration for the 18th Annual International Family Justice Center Conference is SOLD OUT! But you're not out of luck yet. Register for the waitlist and you will be in line for a spot if one opens up. Registration for the Post-Conference with Jim Henderson is still available, don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity!

Stay tuned for more information about next year's conference - March 19-21 in San Diego, CA. We hope to have you join us!

Please contact Alison Bildsoe with questions.

The 18th Annual International Family Justice Center Conference will host a unique and powerful convening of professionals working in the fields of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse, and human trafficking in Fort Worth, TX April 24-26, 2018!

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 International Family Justice Center Conference is the only national and international violence prevention conference focused on the development of multi-agency, multi-disciplinary teams in every community in America and around the world!

In 2018, 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."


  • When

  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - Thursday, April 26, 2018
    8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel
    200 Main Street
    Fort Worth, Texas 76102

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