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  Bridging the Gap 
  Creating a Community of Support for   
  Deaf Survivors
2013 National Conference on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence 
Against Deaf Individuals
Early bird registration closes July 31!
November 5 and 6, 2013 � Vancouver, WA
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The Bridging the Gap: Creating a Community of Support for Deaf Survivors conference will take place on November 5 and 6, 2013, at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, situated just minutes away from Portland Oregon in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. The conference will bring together over 200 professionals to learn more about how to best meet the needs of Deaf survivors of sexual and domestic violence. 

Ready to register? Space is limited! Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will close as soon as all the spaces are filled. 

Take advantage of the early bird registration fee! Attendees who register before July 31, 2013 can register at a discounted rate of $225. After this time, the registration fee is $275. Registration fees are non-refundable, but are transferable.

Register Now! (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BTG2013GenReg)

Information on the conference hotel, including how to receive our discounted group rate, will be provided to you after you register.

For the most up-to-date conference information visit the Accessing Safety Website at www.accessingsafety.org.
Who Should Attend?
  • Court Personnel
  • Domestic violence program advocates, educators, and managers
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Prosecutors
  • Rape crisis center advocates, educators, and managers
  • Sexual assault forensic examiners and sexual assault nurse examiners, and other medical personnel
  • State domestic violence and sexual assault coalition staff
  • STOP Administrators
  • Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) grantees
  • Other allied professionals
Organizations from the same community are encouraged to attend in teams to foster collaboration. 
This conference is an OVW-sponsored conference. With approval from your OVW Program Specialist, OVW grant funds may be used to support your attendance. 
Conference Sponsors and Planning Committee
The conference is being sponsored by the Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice, in partnership with the  

The Center on Victimization and Safety at Vera works to ensure that underserved victims of crime have equal access to victim services and criminal justice interventions by fostering collaboration, and building capacity among victim service organizations, culturally specific service providers, and the criminal justice system.

Planning committee members include representatives from Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Victims (ASADV), Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD), Disability Rights Wisconsin, Deaf Abused Women's Network (DAWN), ARISE, SafePlace, DeafHope, as well as Deaf advocates, and representatives from the Interpreting Community.
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