September 5th-7th, 2018
Leave No Victim Behind III
Best Practices for Mass Violence Response and Tribal Communities
University of Oregon in Eugene

Chief Matthew Carmichael of the University of Oregon Police Department, the California Victim Compensation Board and the Oregon Department of Justice are once again presenting a conference on mass violence response and effective partnerships between law enforcement and victim services to assist victims of crime. The conference will take place in the great Pacific Northwest from September 5-7, 2018 at the University of Oregon in Eugene. This year, our conference will be held in a larger venue and will include better deals on accommodations.

This year’s national conference will follow up on last year’s sold out conference theme of Best Practices for Mass Violence Response. We plan to include detailed presentations regarding some of the more recent mass violence incidents including the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert shooting in Las Vegas, the First Baptist Church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas and the shooting at the Pathway Home, the Veteran’s Home in Yountville, California. The conference agenda will also devote time to learning about effective community partnerships that provide unique services to victims of crime including building partnerships with the Sikh community and working with the homeless population. Our opening keynote speaker is Samantha Fuentes, a shooting survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.

Our diverse group of subject matter experts will include speakers from our tribal communities who will address the impact mass violence has had on them, especially the recent tragedy in Las Vegas and an incident in California a few years ago that taught us about how best to work with tribal communities. In addition, we will provide technical training sessions on the federal Office for Victims of Crime mass violence response toolkit and best practices for creating local integrated crisis response plans with County emergency management partners.

Attendees at this conference will include law enforcement, victim service providers, first responders, community based organizations, campus officials, crisis response teams and emergency management professionals. This year’s conference is the third installment in the Leave No Victim Behind series and will build upon the excellence demonstrated in our first two sold out conferences which in the past have been supported by our local, state and federal partners which have included the federal Office for Victims of Crime and the Oregon Department of Justice.

This one of a kind nonstop barrage of experts is a must attend conference for 2018. Our non-traditional approach to adult learning will of course include a remarkable venue, excellent conference provided meals and an exceptional line up of subject matter experts. Please register early and check back often to our website for updated information. Again, due to our history of selling out early we are opening our registration early at a reduced cost.

Registration information will be sent shortly. We look forward to seeing many of you at Leave No Victim Behind III.

Matthew E. Carmichael
Chief of Police
University of Oregon Police Department

Anita Ahuja
Manager, Special Projects and Mass Violence Response
California Victim Compensation Board