Driving Change Conference
April 10 - 11, 2013
Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
The DRIVING CHANGE Conference, presented by the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, will provide training to communities and organizations interested in learning about the Domestic Violence High Risk Team Model as well as provide ongoing education to those in the field that have already implemented the model. The conference will feature nationally recognized experts in the field and will focus on the guiding principles and promising practices of the Domestic Violence High Risk Team Model. Workshops will provide practical, hands-on training for police officers, probation, prosecutors and advocates in the response to high risk domestic violence cases. The goal of the conference is to give communities the tools and knowledge they need to transform the way they respond to potentially lethal domestic violence cases.
The Domestic Violence High Risk Team Model requires a multidisciplinary effort that brings together domestic violence victims advocates, prosecutors, law enforcement, probation officers and batterers' intervention. To get the most from the conference please consider attending the conference with partners from your community. Group registration rates are available for four or more members.
Workshops will include:
- Domestic Violence High Risk Teams: The Basics
- Lethality Assessment Program Overview
- Domestic Violence Crime Scene Investigation: Best Practices
- Using Risk Assessment information in the Criminal Justice System: A Panel Discussion
- Profile of Killers: Intelligence on Men Who Murder Their Intimate Partners
- Domestic Violence High Risk Team Operations - How Does it Work?
- Using Lethality Assessment Tool within the Domestic Violence High Risk Team Model
- Witness Intimidation
- Getting Your Judge on Board
- Best Strategies for Probation Supervision of High Risk Offenders
- Domestic Violence High Risk Team Network Roadmap to Implementation - Adapting the Model for your Community
- Prosecuting Post-Crawford
- Risk Assessment Skills for Advocates
- New Tools for Assessing Risk in Court Ordered Batterers' Intervention Programs
- Documentation, Investigation and Successful Prosecution of Strangulation Crimes
- Contextual Analysis of Intimate Partner Violence
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Plenary Speaker - Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell
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Conference Schedule and Hours:
Wednesday, April 10th - 9:30 am. - 4:30 pm
Thursday, April 11th- 9:30 am. - 4:30 pm
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Conference Registration Rate:
$325 Individual Rate
$300 for groups of 4 or more
Stay tuned for details on a Tuesday evening welcome reception and a Wednesday night event! It's going to be wicked fun!
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Boston Marriott Hotel Room Rates:
$269.00 single/double occupancy. Room rates are subject to state and local tax, which are currently at 14.45%.
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$201.00 GSA Rate - single/double occupancy. Room rates are for federal grant awardees subject to state and local tax, which are currently at 14.45%. There are limited rooms available at the GSA rate so please book early. Award number must be provided to firstname.lastname@example.org
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OVW Grantee Information:
OVW STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program, Grants to Encourage Arrest and Rural Grantees have been approved by OVW to send up to four participants from each grant project to the Conference without prior approval from their grant manager*. OVW is requesting grantees to submit a "memo to the file" in their grant records indicating they will be attending and using the code OVW-2013-MU-004 to reference approval for this Conference ( this code is assigned for this particular conference only).
Grantees from the following programs have been conditionally approved to attend this conference:
- Culturally and Linguistically Specific Services for Victims Program
- Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program
- State Coalitions Grant Program
- Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program
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 expend any funds related to attending this conference.
* Looking to send more than 4 team members?
For those who fall under Grants to Encourage Arrest and Rural Grantees who are looking to send more than four participants to the conference, you must submit a Grant Adjustment Notice to your OVW grant manager for approval.
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 Web site.
Area Airport: Boston Logan International Airport - BOS
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Directions to Hotel
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Bus Station: 1.2 miles
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Train and Subway Stations
- Back Bay Station: 0.2 miles
- North Station: 2 miles
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Parking is available in the Copley Place Parking Garage located at 110 Huntington Avenue, directly underneath the Marriott
- Valet parking, fee: $47.00 daily
- Off-site parking, fee: $35.00 daily
Valet includes in/out privileges, self-parking does not
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