People you see every day
Your friends, family, neighbors, strangers
May be victims of
domestic violence
sexual assault
human trafficking
Would you recognize them? Would you know how to help?
Join us and find out how.

Advancing Strategies For A Safe & Healthy Community Conference

August 14-16, 2018
Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
Biloxi, MS

Please join us for a multidisciplinary training conference addressing domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. This training opportunity is designed to benefit those working for victim service agencies, law enforcement, prosecution, and nursing/medical staff.

Early bird registration: $225 per person
After June 30, 2018: $300
Plenary Speakers
Bobby Kipper
Robert J. (Bobby) Kipper

National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence (NCPCV)

Mr. Kipper is the founder and director of the National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence. His expertise in the area of community and school violence prevention has been recognized by the White House, Congress, and a number of states across America. His best-selling book, “No Colors: 100 Ways to Keep Gangs from Taking Away Our Communities,” has been instrumental in developing gang reduction programs in communities across America.

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Sgt. Jerald Monahan
Sgt. Jerald Monahan

Law Enforcement Liaison, End Violence Against Women International

Jerald Monahan is a 40 year public safety official having served in several Arizona law enforcement agencies. He currently is the Chief of Police for Yavapai College in Prescott Arizona and also serves as the Law Enforcement Liaison for the Non-Profit Criminal Justice Training Organization, End Violence Against Women International. Chief Monahan has served on several boards and commissions involved in addressing issues of domestic and sexual violence and is the current Advisory Board Chairperson for the National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence.

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Speakers & Presenters

Just a sample:

  • Varsha N
    Consultant and Executive Committee Board Member for End Violence Against Women International
  • Leslye Orloff
    Director, National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP)
  • Sgt. James Markey
    Consultant, Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI)
  • Maja Hasic
    Anti-Human Trafficking Program Director, Tapestri Inc.
  • Fran Baker
    Executive Director, Bornfree of Mississippi, Inc.

A sample of the session topics:

  • How to Overcome Gender Bias in the Investigation of Sexual and Domestic Violence
  • The Connection Between Bullying and Intimate Partner Violence
  • Advanced Training for Service Providers Working with Human Trafficking
  • Understanding & Investigating Technology Misuse
  • Investigation of Sexual Assault in the Military
  • Trauma: Effects on the People You Serve
  • Identification of Predominant Aggressors & Signs of Victim Trauma in Domestic Violence
The Advancing Strategies For A Safe & Healthy Community Conference is being hosted by:
Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence logo Pascagoula Police Department logo
Golden Nuggest Casino & Hotel

The conference offers special package rates at the beautiful Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino.

  • Room rate: $79.99/night
  • Use Code: S186154 for conference rate
  • Phone: (228)435-5400
Conference exhibitors behind a table

Exhibitors are invited to set up display booths each day of the conference. Space is limited, so sign up early! Deadline for registration is July 20th.

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