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20th Annual Crime Victims' Rights Conference

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Featuring national and local presenters who will share methods and strategies to improve safety as well as promote justice for all crime victims.  The conference is open to all persons who honor and assist crime victims in achieving safety, justice, and healing, including criminal justice and victim services professionals and allied partners.

Tentative Agenda

The 20th Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Convention Center, 400 W Waterman Street, Wichita, KS 67202  Map and Directions to event

Neurobiology of Trauma"
Hosted by the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
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PRECONFERENCE INSTITUTE "Guiding Families Toward Healing & Justice in CACs:
                                                                     The Central Role of Victim Advocates"
Hosted by the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Kansas
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Hosted by Governor Sam Brownback and Attorney General Derek Schmidt


Conference Check-In 7:15-8:15 a.m.
Governor's Prerecorded Welcome 8:15-8:30 a.m.
General Session-"Naming the Unnamed Conspirator" 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Workshop Session I 10:20 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
Networking Lunch and "Preparing for and Responding to Victims of Mass Violence and Domestic Terrorism: an Office for Victims of Crime Perspective" 12:05 p.m.-1:05 p.m.
Workshop Session II 1:25-2:55 p.m.
General Session-"The Underlying Power of Victim Rights" 3:15-4:45 p.m.
KOVA and KNVP Annual Meetings to immediately follow
Yoga & Meditation Healing for Helpers 5:15-6:15-Sign up at conference check-in.Practice self-care in a safe, gentle, welcoming space. You'll gather tools that you can use anytime to come back to a place of centeredness. No experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing. Limited mats available. Bring a yoga mat, and a light blanket or beach towel.

THURSDAY, May 11TH, 2017
General Session-"Second Hand Abuse–Effects of Children Witnessing Domestic Violence" 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Workshop Session III 10:20 -11:50 a.m.
Attorney General Awards Luncheon 12:05-1:05 p.m.
Workshop Session IV 1:25-2:55 p.m.
Workshop Session V 3:15-4:45 p.m.

Click here for CVRC Tentative Agenda

General Sessions

Workshop Sessions

Download a complete list of Workshop Descriptions


     Session I  10:20 a.m.-11:50 a.m.  Session II  1:25-2:55 p.m.
    1. Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior
    2. TRIAD Elder Abuse
    3. Meeting the Consent Defense
    4. Coaching Boys into Men
    5. Supervising Stalkers
    6. Grant Writing
    7. Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable
    8. You Call that Support?
    1. Treatment of Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children
    2. Collaborating to Enhance Safety for Survivors of Crime in Immigrant Communities
    3. Kansas Sexual Assault Kit Initiative
    4. Stop, Collaborate, and Prevent
    5. Justice Involved Women
    6. Client-Driven Change
    7. Strangulation, what you thought you knew
    8. The Crime Victims Compensation Program

    THURSDAY, MAY 11TH, 2017

    Session III  10:20 -11:50 a.m. Session IV  1:25-2:55 p.m.
    1. Child Welfare and Human Trafficking
    2. Intersections of Identities and Victimization Part 1
    3. Engaging Male Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
    4. Hope, Healing and Resilience
    5. System-Based Advocacy: Overcoming the Challenges in Victim-Centered Response
    6. Financially Healthy Agency
    7. River of Cruelty: An Experiential Approach to Understanding Cruelty in our Lives
    8. KBI Alert Awareness- AMBER, Silver, Blue and Endangered Persons
    1. Putting the Pieces Together: Human Trafficking
    2. Protection Orders: Enhancing Collaboration to Better Serve Crime Victims
    3. The Invisible Survivor: How sexual violence affects those struggling with addiction
    4. Big Opportunities on a Small Campus
    5. Kansas VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday)
    6. Simple and Transparent Accounting
    7. Intersections of Identities and Victimization Part 2
    8. River of Cruelty: An Experiential Approach to Understanding Cruelty in our Lives
    Session V 3:15-4:45 p.m.  
           33. Child Death Review Board
           34. The Continuum of Cyber Crime: Identity                             Fraud to Interpersonal Violence
           35.  LGBTQ Survivors
           36.  SafeBar Alliance: Engaging Bars to                                    Prevent Sexual Violence
           37.  Reentry Programs: Impact on Victim and                            Community Safety
           38.  Working with Underserved Communities
           39.  Trauma-Ignited Shame
           40.  Victim Services can be "Ruff"

    "The [2015] conference gave me an excellent opportunity to expand my skill set. More importantly, all of the education and peer inspiration re-energized me." 

     "Truly, my favorite conference in my 20 years of work."


    Conference registration is now closed.

    Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence Preconference Institute Only
    Tuesday, May 9th

    Children’s Advocacy Centers of Kansas Preconference Institute Only
    Tuesday, May 9th

    Crime Victims' Rights Conference Only
    Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th

    Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence Preconference Institute and Crime Victims' Rights Conference
    Tuesday, May 9th-Thursday, May 11th

    Children’s Advocacy Centers of Kansas Preconference Institute and Crime Victims' Rights Conference
    Tuesday, May 9th-Thursday, May 11th

    CONFIRMATION Registrations are confirmed via email. 

    CANCELLATION If you are unable to attend please contact us to arrange for a substitute in your place.  If a substitute is not possible, you may obtain a refund by providing notice on or before May 1, 2017. To cancel or arrange for a substitute please call 785-291-3205.

    PHOTOGRAPHY By registering for the conference you agree to be photographed for conference promotional purposes. Please contact us to opt-out.

    Continuing Education and Other Conference Information

    CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT Conference attendees are responsible for applying for any continuing education credit that might be available for attending the Annual Crime Victims' Rights Conference and the Preconference Institute.  Participants will receive signed certificates of attendance, which state the name of the presentation, the presenter(s), date and time of each presentation. 

    CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION Please contact the KGGP Office for details on how to apply for  CLE hours by the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission.

    SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS All conference facilities comply with the applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  If you require special accommodations, including sign language interpretation, please indicate this on your conference registration form.

    CONFERENCE DRESS Conference attire is business casual. We recommend dressing in layers as meeting room temperatures vary.


    Hyatt Regency Hotel
    400 W Waterman Street
    Wichita, KS 67202
    Map and Directions to event

    To reserve your room online:  Click Here

    To make your reservation over the phone: 1(888) 421-1442 (Identify that you are part of Ks Crime Victims Rights or group code CV17).

    Conference room rate: $91.00 for all occupancy levels plus taxes and fees per room/per night.

    Limited Overflow Rooms are available at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Downtown Wichita 316-269-2090 for $90/per night. Ask for the “KS Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Conference” group.


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