Each year, more than 400 men and women from across the state gather in College Station for the “Every Victim, Every Time Crime Victim Conference” – training, education, strategies and networking needed to enhance their work with victims and their families within the criminal justice system.
EVET 2013 will be held April 23-24, 2013 at A&M Church of Christ, with keynote speakers on mass shootings and child abduction as well as 35 conference workshops focused on internet crimes, bullying, stalking, domestic violence, sexual assault, emerging issues, case studies, mental health issues and more.
This two-day conference is organized and coordinated by a diverse group of more than 30 Brazos Valley professionals who come into contact with crime victims on a daily basis. Instruction is targeted for professionals working in law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, social work, probation departments, the medical field, child care agencies, healthcare agencies, the mental health field, education and community advocacy.
“On the second day of the conference, we will hold an open forum for conference attendees and the general public entitled, What Are We Missing: A Discussion Panel on Mass Violence,” said Melissa Carter, who serves as a victim assistance coordinator for the Brazos County District Attorney’s Office and on the EVET Conference Planning Committee. “The focus will be on community response to mass incidents. Those serving on the panel will include government leaders, law enforcement, media, clergy and more. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions to the panel ahead of time, through the moderator.”
The panel will begin at 3pm on April 24 in the sanctuary of the church.
Registration is $30 per person before March 1 ($35 after March 1), and includes training, lunch on both days and a conference t-shirt. Registration is available at www.evetbv.org