2020 Theme:   Seek Justice | Ensure Victims' Rights | Inspire Hope for Victims
When: May 18- 22, 2020

Where: Residence Inn by Marriott Phoenix Downtown - Phoenix, AZ

Workshops will be held on Tues, Wed, Thurs and ½ day Friday
May 19, 20, 21, 22

Deadline for Submissions: January 30, 2020
Please note that this submission date is firm.

The 2020 NAVAC Conference will continue to provide an opportunity for post-conviction agency based victim advocates and other criminal justice professionals responsible for serving victims of crime to: learn about national promising and best practices; network and enhance knowledge and skills; and foster a national conversation about the advancement of post-conviction victim services.
In addition to keynote and plenary sessions, this year's conference will include two simultaneous tracks of workshop topics.
One track will focus on Program Administration and Development; the second track will focus on Best Practices for Victim-Centered Restorative Justice Programs, to include Victim Offender Dialogue Programs and Accountability Letter Programs.

THE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE IS SEEKING PRESENTATIONS THAT ADDRESS THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
Victim Services Case Management (tools, systems, best practices)
Strategic Planning to Improve Outcomes
Program Funding Options and Opportunities
Identifying and Assisting Underserved Populations
Cyber Crimes - How Cyber Crime Impacts Your Program 
Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault, Innovative Practices in: Safety Planning; or Reconciliation Processes.
Victim Advisory Councils: How to start, Coordinate, and Maintain
Advocating for Victims Inside a Post-Conviction Agency
Innovative Services for Victims in Pardons, Parole, Clemency, Appeals, or Exoneration Processes
Newly Enacted or Proposed Laws that Impact Services and/or Rights of Victims of Crime
Trauma Informed Management for Staff Wellness and Self Care
Recognizing and Addressing Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue

VICTIM-CENTERED RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
Victim Offender Communication/Dialogue Options Offered to Victims
Managing and Training of VOD Facilitators
Operating an Accountability/Apology Letter Bank
Measuring Success of VOD and/or ALB Programs
VOD Case Examples - Learning from the Great, Good, Bad, Ugly
Marketing of VOD/ALB Programs - How do victims/survivors learn about these options?
Working Collaboratively with Prison Operations and Mental Health Staff
Impact of Crime / Victim Awareness Programs for Offenders:  Starting; Maintaining; Recruiting and Managing Volunteers; Evaluating

SESSION AND EQUIPMENT INFORMATION:
Anticipated number of participants = 100.
Sessions may range from 60 – 90 minutes.
NAVAC will provide laptop, projector, projection screen, sound system and microphones.
Based on submissions received, selected presenters may be asked to participate as part of a panel or a facilitated discussion rather than present individually.
Questions: navacorrections@gmail.com

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* 1. Lead Presenter 

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* 2. Biography Related to Topic (100 word maximum)
If selected, this biography will be used in conference materials. NAVAC may make non-substantive edits to the biography for formatting and marketing purposes.

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* 3. Additional Presenter

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* 4. Biography Related to Topic (100 word maximum)
If selected, this biography will be used in conference materials. NAVAC may make non-substantive edits to the biography for formatting and marketing purposes.

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* 5. Are there additional presenters? (If your proposal is selected, you will be contacted to provide the additional presenter information)

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* 6. Which track does your proposed workshop fit under?
(Note: you may be asked to provide a general session instead of a workshop)

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* 7. Proposed Session Title:

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* 8. Description of Your Session: 100 word limit
Provide a brief description of the presentation content. If selected, this description will be used in conference materials. NAVAC may make edits to this description for formatting and marketing purposes.

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* 9. Educational Objectives: 100 word maximum
Articulate at least 3 measurable learning objectives for your session. For example, "As a result of this session, attendees will be able to ..."

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* 10. Indicate the targeted knowledge/experience level of intended audience
Please rank your choices from 1 to 3 (with 1 being the level of knowledge/experience that your presentation is most appropriate for and 3 being the level of knowledge/experience that your presentation is least appropriate).

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* 11. Please identify the presentation styles you will be using.  (Check all that apply)
Note: Experiential Learning Techniques are Highly Encouraged.

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* 12. LEAD PRESENTER EXPERIENCE:
List two conferences presented at or courses taught (including year, location and audience). If you do not have presentation experience, please indicate NEW and jump to question 16.

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* 13. List two references who can speak to this presenter's presentation skills (include contact information).

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* 14. ADDITIONAL PRESENTER'S EXPERIENCE:
List two conferences presented at, or courses taught (including year, location, and audience).

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* 15. List two references who can speak to this presenter's presentation skills (include contact information).

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* 17. While NAVAC is unable to provide a speaker stipend or cover any costs associated with attendance at the conference, some speakers may qualify for OVC-TTAC Speaker Support. Please let us know if you are an approved OVC-TTAC Consultant.

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* 18. Although NAVAC is unable to pay a speaker stipend or cover costs associated with speakers attending the conference, to demonstrate our gratitude we do offer a reduction of the conference fee for presenters. To enable us to better determine your needs, please check the most appropriate statement below.

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