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2012 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking
San Diego, CA
April 2 - 4, 2012
International Attendee Information
Photo courtesy of Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

The Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice,
has approved our request to invite OVW grantees to attend our 2012 conference.

The following OVW grant programs may be considered: Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders; Court Training and Improvements Program; Culturally and Linguistically Specific Services for Victims Program; Engaging Men; Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program; Rural Grant Program; Sexual Assault Services Program Cultural; Tribal SASP and Services to Advocate for and Respond to Youth Grant Program. Grantees are required to contact their OVW program specialist. Grantees should reference number OVW-2012-MU-002 when requesting approval. This approval is for this conference only.



This event is supported in part through funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice. Points of view expressed in this event are those of the organizers and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Join us Sunday, April 1, 2012 for our
Move for the Movement 5K Run/Walk/Roll!
Go to the EVENTS page for registration information.

Steve Albrecht, PHR, CPP, BCC, Consultant/Author
Kayte Anton, Owner/Founder, Anton Consulting, Enid, OK
Joanne Archambault, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, EVAWI, Sergeant San Diego Police Department (Ret.), Colville, WA
Ben Atherton-Zeman, Spokesperson, National Organization for Men Against Sexism, Maynard, MA
Martha Bashford, JD, Prosecutor, Acting Chief, Sex Crimes Unit, New York County District Attorney’s Office , New York, NY
Doreen Binder, Executive Director, Transition Projects, Inc.
John R. Blakey, JD, Chief, Special Prosecutions Bureau, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Chicago, IL
Kay Buck, Executive Director, Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST), and Director, EVAW International, Los Angeles, CA
Ann Burdges, Director of Communications and Systems Innovation, EVAWI, Atlanta, GA
Danielle Campbell, Superintendent, Edmonton Police Service, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Rebecca Campbell, PhD, Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Roger Canaff, Esq., Honorary Board, EVAWI; Legal Expert, Child Protection and Special Victims Advocate, Author, Public Speaker, New York, NY
John Clune, Esq., Attorney, Co-Founder, Victim Justice PC
Dave Cohen, Media Relations Manager, San Diego PD (Ret.), San Diego, CA
Winn S. Collins, JD, District Attorney, Green Lake County, Green Lake, WI
Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, LCSW, Institute for Relational Development / Center for Gender and Justice, La Jolla, CA
Michael Crumrine, Sergeant, Patrol Division, Austin Police Department, Austin, TX
Kim Day, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Forensic Nursing Director, International Association of Forensic Nurses, Elkridge, MD
Rachel Dissell, Senior Investigative Reporter, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH
Elizabeth Donegan, Director, EVAWI, Site Coordinator, Austin SAKI, Sergeant, Austin Police Department (Ret.), Austin, TX
Rebecca Dreke, MSSW, Senior Program Associate, Stalking Resource Center, National Center for Victims of Crime, Washington, DC
Bonnie Dumanis, San Diego County District Attorney
Lynn Fairweather, MSW, Presage Consulting and Training, Portland, OR
Diana Faugno, MSN, RN, CPN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAFS, DF-IAFN, Forensic Nurse, Treasurer, Founding Director, EVAWI, Eisenhower Medical Center, Palm Desert, CA
Deirdri Fishel, Detective, State College PD, PA
David Flutts, Lieutenant, Anaheim Police Department
Sarah Fries, Program Development & SANE Coordinator, Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault (PAVSA), Duluth, MN
Catherine Garcia, Supervising Investigator (Ret.), San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, Consultant, Chula Vista, CA
Michelle M. Garcia, MPP, Director, Stalking Resource Center, National Center for Victims of Crime, Washington, DC
Meg Garvin, JD, Executive Director, National Crime Victim Law Institute, Portland, OR
Jan Goldsmith, San Diego City Attorney
Jennifer S. Greene, Violence Against Women Policy Advisor, Cook County State Attorney's Office, Chicago, IL
Paul Greenwood, Esq., Deputy District Attorney, San Diego District Attorney’s Office, San Diego, CA
Casey Gwinn, President, Alliance for HOPE International, San Diego, CA
Leslie A. Hagen, JD, National Indian Country Training Coordinator, US Department of Justice, Columbia, SC
Claire Harwell, JD, National Training Consultant, Framingham, MA, Project Director, Community Justice for Survivors of Sexual Violence Project, Albuquerque, NM
Catherine Johnson, Director, EVAWI, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, MARFOR SARC, Camp Lejeune, NC
Al Killen-Harvey, LCSW, Clinical Supervisor, Chadwick Center for Children and Families, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA
Ilse Knecht, Deputy Director of Public Policy, National Center for Victims of Crime, Washington, DC
Erin Knowles Wirsing, LCSW, Program Manager, Initiative Against Human Trafficking, Salvation Army, Chicago, IL
Vanessa Lanza, Director of Partnerships, Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking, Los Angeles, CA
Linda E. Ledray, RN, PhD, FAAN, Founder and Director, Sexual Assault Resource Service, Minneapolis, MN
Johnny Lee, Director, Peace@Work, AL
Shannon Liew, RN, BSN, SANE-A, SANE Coordinator, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Chicago, IL
Kimberly A. Lonsway, PhD, Director of Research, EVAWI, San Luis Obispo, CA
Rose Luna, Training/Diversity Specialist, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, Austin, TX
Laura Mahr, JD, Staff Attorney, Victim Rights Law Center, Portland, OR
Ray Maida, Training Consultant, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance
Jean McAllister, MSW, Program Director, HealthBridge Alliance, Denver, CO
Carole A. McCoy, DPA, President, Jefferson Community College, Watertown, NY
Herman Millholland, Independent Consultant, President, EVAWI, Los Angeles, CA
Jessica Mindlin, JD, National Director of Training and TA, Director, VRLC Oregon, Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC), Portland, OR
Michel Moore, Assistant Chief, Los Angeles Police Department
Anne Munch, Esq., Owner/Consultant, Anne Munch Consulting, Inc., Denver, CO
Claire Nelli, RN,SANE-A
Nancy Oglesby, JD, Consultant, Justice 3D, Richmond, VA
Shirley Paceley, MA, Director, Blue Tower Training, Decatur, IL
Peter Pollard, MPA, Training and Outreach Director, 1in6.org, Santa Clarita, CA
Patti Powers, JD, Attorney Advisor, AEquitas, Yakima, WA
Mónica Ramírez, JD, Project Director/Staff Attorney, Esperanza: The Immigrant Women's Legal Initiative, Southern Poverty Law Center, Atlanta, GA
Jacqueline Callari Robinson, RN, SANE-A,Statewide SANE / Forensic Coordinator, WCASA SANE Program, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Madison, WI
Dr. Jaime Romo, Organizational Consultant, Education Director
Kristina Rose, MS, Executive Director, EVAWI, Washington, DC
Nicole Salomon, Survivor, RN, Nurse Supervisor, US Oncology, Kyle, TX
Aurelia Sands Belle, Vice President, Director, EVAWI,Research Instructor, National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center (NMVVRC)
Teresa Scalzo, JD, Deputy Director, Trial Counsel Assistance Program, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, US Navy, Washington, DC
Karen Smith, Executive Director, Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
R. Clifton Spargo, Ethics Advisor of the Voices and Faces Project
Patricia M. Speck, DNSc, APN, FNP-BC, DF-IAFN, FAANS, FAAN, Professor, Coordinator Graduate Advanced Forensic Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, Birmingham, AL
Gail Stern, PhD, Chief Visionary Officer, Catharsis Productions, Chicago, IL
Russell W. Strand, Special Agent, US Army (Ret.), Co-Founder / Managing Partner, Strand Holistic Innovative Forensic Techniques (SHIFT) LLC, Flagstaff, AZ
Sheri Vanino, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist and Co-Founder, Victim Justice Initiative, Denver, CO
Michael Weaver, MD, FACEP, Medical Director, Sexual Assault Treatment Center, Saint Luke's Health System, and Director, EVAW International, Kansas City, MO
John Wilkinson, JD, Attorney Advisor, AEquitas, Washington, DC
Christopher Wilson, PsyD, Psychologist, Portland, OR
Janine Zweig, PhD, Senior Fellow, The Urban Institute, Justice Policy Center, Washington, DC
Join fellow law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, faith community members, educators and others in this two-and-a-half-day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues in sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.

Check back regularly for conference updates.  We continually update our website as additional conference information becomes available.
Balboa Park
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Website: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.801705,-117.163696&hl=en&ll=32.801705,-117.163696&spn=0.377462,0.83
Conceirge Comprehensive Guide to Local Attractions
A guide to additional points of interest in the San Diego area.
Complements of the Sheraton Hotel and Marina,
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Website: http://www.evawintl.org/images/uploads/Concerige%20POINTS%20OF%20INTEREST.pdf
Conceirge Dining Guide to San Diego
Complements of the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina,
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Website: http://www.evawintl.org/images/uploads/Conceirge%20Dining%20Guide.pdf
Conceirge Medical Services Guide
A guide to area pharmacies, urgent care facilities, hospitals, and dental services.
Complements of the Sheraton Hotel & Marina,
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Website: http://www.evawintl.org/images/uploads/Conceirge%20MEDICAL.pdf
Mission Beach

Near the man-made islands of Mission Bay, this beach runs along Mission Boulevard and boasts a fabulous boardwalk. One of the best places in San Diego to soak up the city's beach lifestyle, this is an unsurpassed area for people watching...
Mission Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
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Phone: 619-235-1169
Website: http://www.sandiego.gov/lifeguards/beaches/mb.shtml
Museum of Man
1350 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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Website: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.801705,-117.163696&hl=en&ll=32.801705,-117.163696&spn=0.377462,0.83
San Diego Air & Space Museum
2001 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Phone: (619) 234-8291
Website: http://www.sandiegoairandspace.org
San Diego Zoo
Visit the World Famous San Diego Zoo
2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
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Phone: (619)231-1515
Website: http://www.sandiegozoo.org
SeaWorld San Diego
500 Sea World Drive
San Diego, CA 92109-7904
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Phone: (619) 226-3900
Website: http://www.seaworld.com
The Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
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Phone: (619) 234-9153
Website: http://www.sdmaritime.org
Vons Grocery Store

Directions to:

2495 Truxtun Rd., 619-758-1725
Store Hours: 5am-1am

Turn left on Harbor Drive to Laning Rd. and turn right. Follow Laning through 2 stops to Truxtun and turn right. Stay on Truxtun through 2 stops and just past Trader Joe’s, the parking lot for Von’s is on the left. The store is across the street on the right (entrances are in the courtyard). Drive time: 7 min.

2495 Truxtun Rd.,
San Diego, CA 92101
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Phone: 619-758-1725
Conference Hotel Information:           (See OVERFLOW HOTEL Information at bottom)

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Dr.,
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-291-2900
Reservations: (800) 325-3535

Group Rates:
 Conference room rates are based on the prevailing government rate ($133) with 10.57% tax/room/night + 2.00% San Diego Tourism Charge room/night.  These rates are offered from March 30th through April 6, 2012. For reservations go to the Sheraton website.  When making reservations by phone, use the group name EVAWI or EVAW International Conference .  Conference room rate reservation cut-off date is Friday, March 9, 2012.

Room Guarantee: A deposit equal to one night’s stay is required to hold each individual’s reservation. Should you need to cancel a reservation, the deposit will be refunded if notice is received at least 72 hours prior to arrival.

Nestled at the edge of spectacular San Diego Bay, the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina enjoys panoramic views of the bay and the city skyline yet is just 10 minutes from renowned attractions including the San Diego Zoo, Old Town and Balboa Park.

Enjoy the playground that is San Diego right at the hotel! With a basketball court, tennis courts, spa, health club, three year-round pools, water volleyball, jogging trails and restaurants, there’s no need to leave the grounds to have a great time.

Click MAP to view larger floor plan view of the conference meeting rooms.

Conference Overflow Hotel Information:

Hilton San Diego Airport / Harbor Island Hotel
1960 Harbor Island Drive San Diego, CA  92101  

For reservations, please call:  619-291-6700 and ask for 2012 EVAW Overflow Room Block.
Reservations after Friday, March 23, 2012 will be provided on a space available basis.
Cancellations must occur no later than 72 hours prior to arrival date.

The San Diego International Airport (SAN) is approximately 1 mile from the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.

A complimentary airport shuttle runs every 20 minutes from the San Diego International Airport between the hours of 4:45 AM and 12 AM. Outside of these hours guests may request a pickup by phoning the Hotel directly. The shuttle vans are grey, blue and white and run from the Marina Hotel, Bay and Terminal's 1 and 2.  

Taxi service from the San Diego airport to the hotel will cost approximately $6.

PLEASE NOTE: Fares quoted are approximate, subject to change and based on one-way transportation.

Additional Travel Information:
By Rental Car
Enterprise Rent A Car- Contact: (619) 225-8881
Dollar Rent A Car- Contact: (619) 234-3388
Alamo Rent A Car- Contact: (800) 327-9633
National Car Rental- Contact: (800) 227-7368
Hertz Car Rental- Contact: (800) 654-3131
Avis Rent A Car- Contact: (619) 231-7179
Budget Car Rental- Contact: (800) 527-0700    

The hotel offers Valet Service and Pay Self Parking Facilities.
Self Parking - $22
Valet Parking - $32

Rates subject to change without notice.
Exhibitor spaces are available in close proximity to Grande Ballroom, where all general assembly meetings will be held. Please contact EVAWI at info@evawintl.org or 509-684-9800 for information on becoming a sponsor/exhibitor. Click here to view a guide to 2012 Sponsorship/Exhibitor Information and Benefits.

Please be sure to bring your professional license number with you to conference, you will need it to sign in each day. 


Provider approved by National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), NBCC Approval Number: SP-1990.
NBCC does not approve a specified number of continuing education clock hours. Clock hours are awarded based on the length of the program and/or number of sessions each individual participant attends.


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15641, for 18.5 Contact Hours.


Provider approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Provider #886443650, for 18.5 continuing education units.  

Please be aware: these states do not accept National CE Approval Programs and require individual program/provider application processes. 

www.bbs.ca.gov                          919.445.4933

Michigan              www.socialworkcec.com               517.335.0918

North Carolina      www.ncswboard.org                    336.625.1679

Ohio                    www.cswmft.ohio.gov                  612.466.0912

West Virginia        www.wvsocialworkboard.org        304.558.8816


Provider approved by the State Bar of California, Provider #16242, for 18.50 credit hours.

Any scholarship opportunities that are currently available are listed here.
Additional opportunities may be added so check back for updates.

Professional Development Scholarships funded by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

The Office for Victims of Crime is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of Professional Development Scholarships for state, local, and community-based victim service providers to attend the International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking. In support of those professionals seeking continuing education opportunities, the Program provides up to $1000 for individuals and up to $5,000 for multi-disciplinary teams. Funding is limited, and applicants must meet specific eligibility requirements.

For more information or to apply for a scholarship, please contact OVC TTAC at 866-682-8822 or visit the OVC TTAC website http://www.ovcttac.gov.
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