2012 VOCA National Training Conference National Association National Association of VOCA Assistance of Crime Victim Administrators Compensation Boards Tuesday, October 2 – noon, Thursday, October 4, 2012 (Travel days: Monday, October 1 and afternoon, Thursday, October 4) Sheraton Atlanta Hotel Atlanta, GA with support from the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime Conference Information This important 2-1/2 day conference is designed Accommodations - The Conference will be held at exclusively for VOCA assistance and state the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, 165 Courtland Street, compensation administrators, staff and Board NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. members. Rooms are available at the prevailing govern- At a time when every state is facing severe ment rate, currently $133 per night for single/ budgetary shortfalls, this joint conference is an double/trip/quad occupancy plus 16% local tax. essential opportunity for all administrators, (The government rate is subject to change October managers, staff and Board members to obtain 1.) The deadline for hotel reservations is critical up-to-date information on VOCA funding Wednesday, September 5, 2012 (or sooner if the and ways to improve program and grant Conference room block is filled). management. Make reservations online via our special This joint VOCA National Training Conference is Conference hotel website accessible via the also an excellent opportunity for you to exchange Conference website at: www.navaa.org/conf or information, experiences and ideas with people directly by going to: http://is.gd/RMFy6O. (Note: with similar responsibilities in other states as well one night’s advance deposit is required.) as meet your colleagues working in other state The Conference will officially begin at 8:30 a.m., victim service programs. Tuesday, October 2 and end at about noon, Thursday, October 4. There will also be pre- Conference Registration - Register online at the conference meetings at 3:00 p.m. Monday Conference Web site: www.navaa.org/conf or use afternoon, October 1, so plan to arrive in time for the form on the other side. Thanks to the support that and depart on the afternoon of Thursday, of the Office for Victims of Crime, no conference October 4. registration fee is required. Additional information, including transportation Scholarships – Scholarships are available to ensure options, will be emailed to you prior to the that each state VOCA assistance and compensation conference and please check the Conference program can send at least one representative. website, www.navaa.org/conf, for updates. Additional information is available at www.navaa.org/conf. Email Conference Coordinator Gillian Nevers at email@example.com for additional information. Tentative Conference Topics Advanced VOCA Assistance Administrators Roundtable Forensic Claim Payment Procedures Allowable VOCA Subgrantee Costs Grant Allocations, Solicitation and Selection Roundtable Assisting Male Crime Victims Health Care Reform and Victim Compensation Assisting Military Families Hot Topics Roundtable for Compensation Managers and Assisting Victims of Mortgage Fraud Staff Basic Compensation Training 101 Human Trafficking: Assistance and Compensation Issues Best Practices Guidelines for Victim Assistance International Crime Victim Issues Building Capacity to Sustain Services Large-State Compensation Managers Building Relationships with Black Churches to Reach Marketing and Outreach Crime Victims Mental Health Treatment Issues Child Pornography Victims: Compensation Issues OVC's VOCA Visiting Fellows: A Status Report Children Exposed to Violence Revenue Recovery Claims Processors’ Roundtable Software and Technology for Compensation Programs Collateral Resources in Compensation Claims State Legislative Initiatives Compensation Benefits: Trends and Issues State-Tribal Liaison Project Compensation Funding and Cost Control Strategic Engagement with Philanthropic Groups Compensation Outreach Techniques Streamlining Subgrantee Data Collection and Reporting Contributory Conduct: The Tough Cases Subgrant Monitoring/Desk Audit Roundtable Crime Victims Self Advocacy Project Victim Assistance in National Parks Crime, Mental Health and Chronic Disease Victim Assistance Portal: The Rhode Island Example Cultural Competency VOCA 101: Crime Victim Fund-amentals Customer Service for Compensation Programs VOCA Performance Reports Elder Abuse: The New York Study Wage and Hour Regulations Evolution in Compensation Eligibility Working with Problem Subgrantees Federal Civil Rights Regulations Wrongful Convictions Federal Financial Grant Management/FFATA Conference Registration (Please Print) First/Last Name: Agency: Title/Position: Position Type: Administrator/Manager Program Staff Board Member Other – Describe: Primary Program: VOCA Assistance Compensation Both Street Address: City, State, Zip: Email: Phone: Fax: Special Requests: Please send one registration form for each attendee to Steve Derene, NAVAA, 5702 Old Sauk Road, Madison, WI 53705, fax to: 815-301-8721 or attach to email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Conference registration and hotel room reservations can also be made at: http://www.navaa.org/conf.
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