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2017 Victim Assistance Conference

The Office of Victims Advocacy is pleased to host the annual Victim Assistance Conference June 13-14th, with an exclusive half-day Pre-Conference for Prosecutor-, Community- and Law Enforcement-Based Victim Advocates on June 12th. Whether you serve victims of crime and crisis or manage people that do, you will find the 2017 Victim Assistance Conference an outstanding opportunity to advance your professional skills and celebrate your resilience. Our featured national speaker, Julie Brand, will motivate you as she provides her unique perspective on Resiliency 101: From Victim to Survivor and The Best Kept Secret: Mother-Daughter Sexual Abuse. Choose from multiple workshops and plenary sessions for new, intermediate and advanced victim advocates. Educational topics include Promoting Resiliency for Victims/Self; Ethics in Victim Services; Rape Kit Backlog Research; Examining Hate Crimes; Navigating Human Trafficking Cases; Stalking and Safety Toolkit; and much, much more.

Click here to register for the 2017 Victim Assistance Conference

Click here to register for the 2017 Victim Assistance PRE-CONFERENCE (closed)
   (For Prosecutor-based/Law Enforcement-based Victim Advocates)

Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award

The Office of Victims Advocacy is preparing to present the annual Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award to one deserving Victim Advocate. The award will be presented in Frankfort, on the first day of the annual Victim Assistance Conference, June 13-14, 2017.

We invite you to nominate candidates whose service to crime victims merits recognition in commitment, exemplary service, and contribution to preserving and protecting victims’ rights to justice and due process, and to improving the overall treatment of crime victims. While we recognize the important work of other professions, with this award we will focus on Victim Advocates (professional or volunteer) – prosecutor, law enforcement or community-based.

Please bring the work of these dedicated and deserving individuals to our attention. To assist you in the nomination process, click here for the award description and nomination form.

The deadline for nominations was Friday, May 26, 2017. Nomination forms must be postmarked (if mailed) or received (if faxed or emailed) by that date.

​​​Previous conference materials

2015 | 2014 | 2013

All conference materials for the Victims Assistance Conferences are archived into a single file for each year. This file is available for download in ZIP format. Each ZIP archive is several megabytes in size.

Note: other materials will be added as received or after the conference. Handouts will be provided in some sessions.

June 13-14, 2017

There IS NO REGISTRATION FEE to attend this conference and there is an opportunity for CLE and CEU credit.

W H E R E :
Administrative Office of the Courts
1001 Vandalay Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601

H O T E L :
Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations and arranging payment. Hotel accommodations are available with special rates at:
Holiday Inn Express
100 Vandalay Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
Conference rate is $95 + tax per night, including complimentary breakfast
Reservation cutoff date – June 2nd

Q U E S T I O N S :
Call the Office of Victims Advocacy at 502-696-5312 or email us at:

Download a Registration flyer

2017 VA Conference Brochure Final.pdf