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Each year the Office of Victims Advocacy hosts the annual Victim Assistance Conference. The conference serves as a forum for victim service providers and allied professionals to share current developments and build new collaborations. Training sessions highlight practical information and emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to sharing promising practices, current research, and effective programs and policies that are victim-centered.

Whether you serve victims of crime and crisis or manage people who do, you will find this conference an outstanding opportunity to advance your professional skills and celebrate your resilience.

What is the Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award?

The Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award is presented to a deserving Victim Advocate at the Victim Advocacy Conference. Candidates are nominated 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.

Where can I find previous conference materials?

Conference materials for the Victims Assistance Conference are archived into a single file for that year. This file is available for download in ZIP format for each year the materials were collected. Please note that each ZIP archive is several megabytes in size.

Available Materials from Previous Conferences


Other materials may be added as received or after the conference. Handouts will be provided in some sessions.


Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims

2018 Victim Assistance Conference

June 12–13, 2018

Administrative Office of the Courts
Frankfort, Kentucky

Free and Open to Survivors, Victim Advocates, Law Enforcement, Prosecutors and Allied Professionals

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