Thirty-third Annual "Unconference" on Crime and Victimization: May 18-20 & 25-27, 2021
The Department of Public Safety
Office of Justice Programs is pleased to announce the upcoming 33rd Annual "Unconference" on Crime and Victimization. This
multi-disciplinary “unconference” is for victim advocates, law enforcement
officers, prosecutors, and other criminal justice professionals; researchers;
medical responders; educators; and anyone whose work puts them in contact with
victims. Topics will span the wide range of crime victimization and issues
related to responding to crime victims in unusual and uncertain times.
What is an “unconference?” It is a like a conference, yet we’ve lifted
all the pressure and expectation to attend each session. We’re letting the agenda be driven through the sessions facilitated by subject matter experts. Like other un-conferences, we’ll carve out
time for unstructured and informal spaces to connect and engage with our
presenters and OJP staff members.
Our conference will be 100% virtual. We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible space for crime victim professionals
to share information and encouragement while navigating these changing
times. Sessions are free for everyone to attend.
Find a schedule of sessions here! Please note: registration will be available starting the week of April 26, 2021 when attendees can view session descriptions, read more about the presenters, and sign up for the training presentations they want to attend. Conference updates will be posted on this page as they become available. If you have any questions, please reach out to conference director Joann Jones.
The Office of Justice Programs supports Continuing Education. An attendance certificate can be requested and provided (upon confirmation of attendance) from a conference session. Because there are so many strict
and unique requirements between the vast number of disciplines we work with, we have found the
most flexible option is to allow the individual to apply with their respective board/agency
and we can validate if needed/necessary.