Southwest Crimes Against Children Conference
The First Annual Southwest Crimes Against Children Conference brings together representatives from law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, child and victim advocates, social workers and members of the court in a collaborative conference setting to share best practices and knowledge, receive training in new aspects of the law, investigative techniques and protocols and prosecutorial approaches to improve prosecution and judicial handling of cases of child abuse and neglect in New Mexico.
The underlying belief of this free 2-day conference is that a collaborative approach to cases from investigation to prosecution including practical and interactive instruction can only result in better outcomes, especially for the victims. Knowledge sharing, training, and education amongst all those invested in the process will result in the improvement of the investigative process, prosecution, and judicial handling of these cases. The conference will include hands on workshops, case studies, panel discussion round tables on cultural competence and differences* and plenaries focused on improving understanding, and awareness in the handling of criminal child abuse cases with the guiding force being to reduce trauma for the young victims.
* The conference is eligible for New Mexico Bar CLE Accreditation for Law Enforcement and Prosecutors.
August 23-24, 2023
This conference is free and open to all who work directly with child victims of crime, especially those who are involved in the prosecution and investigation of these crimes.
TO BE HELD AT:
Santa Ana Star Casino and Hotel
54 Jemez Canyon Dam Road, Bernalillo, NM
8:00am – 5:00pm / both days
Check in and registration begins from 4:00-7:00pm August 22, 2023.
Hotel rates for conference participants are $96.00 per night August 22-24. If booking by phone, call: 844-466-2378, and use Code 3214 when they ask for the booking code.
Conference participants are invited to a BBQ on the Bosque (cash bar) at 6:30 pm on Weds, August 23.
Our keynote speaker will be Victor Vieth, the Chief Program Officer of the ZeroAbuse Project.
Victor has trained thousands of child-protection professionals from all 50 states, two U.S. territories and 17 countries on numerous topics pertaining to child abuse investigations, prosecutions and prevention.
Attached here are handouts for each of Victor Vieths conference presentations: