Questions & Answers

Question: What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellations must be made in writing (please email Jackie Anderson). Cancellation requests received after payment is processed and postmarked on or before February 1, 2019, will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellation requests received after payment is processed and postmarked after February 1, 2019 or for participants who register but do not attend will be refunded 50% of the registration fee.  Transfer of registration fees to another person may be done without penalty online.

Question: Do Affiliated Family Justice/Multi-Agency Centers receive a discount?

Yes, Affiliated Family Justice/Multi-Agency Centers receive a 10% discount on registration fees and merchandise items.  Affiliated centers will receive a discount code via email and should enter it at check-out. Please contact Raeanne Passantino with questions.

Question: What are the conference tracks?

Breakout sessions are categorized into 7 tracks. These tracks provide guidance to professionals by grouping similar sessions and/or topics for those disciplines. Attendees may choose sessions based on track designation or may attend sessions across various tracks. Please note that if you choose to attend a session in one track, it does not mean you have to attend all sessions in that track.

There are 7 tracks at the Annual Family Justice Center Conference: 

1. Expanding Family Justice and Multi-Agency Centers
2. Trauma Informed Advocacy
3. Improving Law Enforcement Response (DV/SA/CA)
4. Working at the Intersections of Co-Occurring Trauma (Polyvictimization)
5. Best Practices for Civil and Criminal Justice Professionals
6. Effective Handling of Non-Fatal Strangulation Cases
7. Camp HOPE America: Breaking the Cycle

Question: What are the pre-conferences held on Monday, March 18th?

The pre-conferences are not open to registration, but rather directed to particular audiences: leadership at Family Justice and Multi-Agency Centers, Camp HOPE America affiliates, and Centers participating in the Polyvictimization Initiative. If you feel you fall under one of these groups or have questions about a specific pre-conference you may contact the following people: 

  1. Leadership at Family Justice and Multi-Agency Centers: raeanne@allianceforhope.com
  2. Camp HOPE America affiliates: madison@allianceforhope.com
  3. FJCs participating in OVC funded Polyvictimization Initiative: gloria@allianceforhope.com
Question: Am I able to change sessions after registering?

Yes. Please register for specific sessions to help estimate seating capacity per session, note you may change sessions at any point before the conference or onsite. Sessions selected during registration may be changed via the conference website, or mobile application.

Question: What meals are included?

Light breakfast and snacks are provided during the three days of the conference (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday).

Question: Will I receive a certificate of attendance?

A general certificate of attendance is available following the conference. You will receive information on how to obtain your certificate of attendance via the mobile app. Please note this does NOT include continuing education credits for professionals.

Question: Does this conference offer continuing education credits?

Alliance for HOPE International is partnering with various agencies to provide the following continuing education credits. Credits are offered for an additional $50 and can be added to registration.

CLE Credits:*

Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credits are offered with this training. Alliance for HOPE International is a California approved provider of MCLE credits for attorneys (Provider #15493). Professionals in states outside of California should check with their own state bar to determine whether these credits are approved in their jurisdiction.


CE Credits:*

Alliance for HOPE International is partnered with the Relationship Training Institute (RTI) to offerContinuing Education (CE) credits with this training. RTI is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. RTI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. RTI has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP#6181. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. RTI is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. All Workshop Professional CE Hours are approved by:

  • California Board of Behavioral Sciences #PCE 4477
  • NAADAC Approved Education Provider for the Association for Addiction Professionals #513
  • National Board for Certified Counselors #6181


BRN Credits:*

Alliance for HOPE International is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), Provider #CEP17052, for Contact Hours.

*Attendees must attend all days of training, complete mandatory assignments, and sign-in daily to receive credits.



Question: Who is eligible for the Group Registration rate?

To receive the Group Registration rate four (4) or more people must attend from the same organization or program.

Question: What if I am an OVW Grantee?

Grantees from ICJR, LAV (can send up to 2 participants), Rural, Consolidated Youth, Transitional Housing, and Cultural Specific programs have been conditionally approved to attend this conference. Grantees are required to contact their OVW program specialist to get approval specific to their award and to ensure that a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) is issued. A GAN must be completed before grantees commit or expend any funds related to attending this conference.

STOP and State Coalition grantees may be invited to attend this conference and do not have to contact their program manager for prior approval. STOP subgrantees need approval from their STOP State Administrator.

Grantees who are not required to get prior approval to attend this conference should be advised to place a "memo to the file" in their grant records indicating the conference approval reference number.

The reference number for this conference is OVW-2019-MU-0013. This number must be used by grantees when requesting approval via a GAN or in their "memo to the file". This approval and assigned reference number is for this conference only.   

This approval does not approve the use of either the OVW logo or the Department of Justice seal. Under no circumstances should the OVW logo or the Department of Justice seal be used in promotional or other materials without the express written approval of the Department for such use.

Question: Are there scholarship opportunities?

Attendees are encouraged to visit the Office for Victims of Crime website to apply for Professional Development Scholarships to attend the conference.  For more information or to apply for a scholarship, please contact OVC TTAC at 866-682-8822 or visit the OVC TTAC website.

Question: What is the dress code?

Attendees generally wear business casual attire. During the day, you will be moving throughout the hotel, sometimes including up and down stairs, so wear comfortable and appropriate clothing and shoes. You will receive a tote bag to help you hold any program materials. 

Question: What should I bring?

We are going green! As a result, we will not be providing printed materials, we will make every attempt at posting materials and information prior to the Conference Kickoff. Materials will also be posted on the mobile app as the conference commences. You will receive information on downloading our mobile app in the coming weeks. Please note Wi-Fi is not guaranteed at the conference.

Question: How can I find out about visiting attractions in the hosting city and the surrounding area, and what restaurants are open and within walking distance?

We will provide lunch options that are walking distance with the resort on the mobile app. Information will also be available at the registration booth.

Question: What if I am an international attendee?

The following information is provided as a way to assist you in understanding the VISA process. It is no way a guarantee that you will obtain a VISA and the FJC Alliance cannot assist you in obtaining your VISA. We are not able to provide financial support to assist you with your application fee.

You must submit a variety of documents to support your visa application. As a visitor to the United States, you must demonstrate that you intend to return home by providing information about your ties to your country, including your financial and employment status.

Log on to https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html

Question: What is the dress code for Mindful Movement?

Our Mindfulness Mornings sessions include moving meditation, so it is recommended that you wear comfortable active or leisure wear.