Day 1 —

Monday, October 21st, 2019

7:30–8:15 a.m.
8:15–8:45 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Color Guard
Tribal Blessing

Matthew Carmichael, Chief
University of Oregon Police Department, and
Anita Ahuja, Manager, Mass Violence Response
California Victim Compensation Board

Charles Hank, Assistant Sheriff, Clark County

Julie Nauman, Executive Officer, California Victim Compensation Board

Aaron D. Ford, Attorney General, State of Nevada

8:45–9:30 a.m.
Opening Keynote Speakers — Rick, Rylie and Kendra Golgart, Survivors of the Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting in Las Vegas
9:30–9:45 a.m.
9:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival Concert Shooting — Response and Recovery Two Years Later

This panel presentation will include information on the initial and ongoing response to the incident, impact on first responders, an overview of the Resiliency Center, the role of victim advocates in responding to mass violence, the victim compensation process, services provided by a federal Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program grant and lessons learned.

  • Elynne Greene, Victim Services Manager, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
  • Rebecca Salazar, Program Manager, Nevada Victims of Crime Program
  • Barbara Buckley, Executive Director, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Inc., Las Vegas Resiliency Center
  • Kimberly Mull, MVSM, Program Manager, Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
  • Chief John Steinbeck, Deputy Fire Chief/Emergency Manager, Clark County, Nevada
12:00–1:30 p.m.
1:30–2:45 p.m.
Century 16 Movie Theatre Shooting, Aurora, Colorado - Long-Term Recovery

This panel presentation will include information from the prosecutor for the case, the victim compensation director and a family member of one of the shooting survivors.

2:45–3:00 p.m.
3:00–5:00 p.m.
Borderline Bar Shooting Response, Thousand Oaks CA

Learn about the effective response strategies used to assist victims in the aftermath of mass violence. Speakers will discuss victim services, the impact on first responders, resources from foundations and a model response from worker’s compensation. The father of one of the deceased victims will share his story and discuss his healing process.

Networking Reception at the Blue Velvet Room, Luxor Hotel

Day 2 —

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

7:30–8:15 a.m.
8:15–8:30 a.m.
Welcome Back — Chief Carmichael and Anita Ahuja
8:30–10:00 a.m.
Keynote Speaker — Kathryn Turman, Assistant Director for Victim Assistance, FBI: Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing, Lockerbie, Scotland - Long-Term Recovery.

Ms. Turman will discuss the long term impact of this incident which occurred 30 years ago and address the generational impact of this tragedy on victims, their families and the community.

10:00–10:15 a.m.
10:15–11:45 a.m.
Law Enforcement Response to Mass Familial Homicide in Edmonton, Canada

Speakers will share information on their Major Incident Response Team and how victim advocates are embedded in the Edmonton Police Department.

11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Lunch with Keynote Speaker — Heather Martin, Columbine Survivor and Executive Director/Co-Founder, The Rebels Project

Ms. Martin will discuss the impact of trauma on her life since the Columbine shooting and what has aided her with her recovery. She will also discuss the organization she helped found to assist other victims of violence.

1:00–2:30 p.m.
Boston Marathon Bombing Long Term Recovery

This session will explore the response to the Boston Marathon bombing, the impact on first responders, the unique needs of victims of this incident, mental health recovery strategies and the establishment of a long-term resiliency center.

  • Captain Raymond Dupuis, Bureau of Field Operations, Watertown Police Department
  • April Naturale, Architect of the Boston Marathon Bombing Behavioral Health Program
  • Stacey Walsh, Program Director, Victim Service Program, Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
2:30–2:45 p.m.
2:45–3:45 p.m.
Resources for Mass Violence Incident Response

This session will explore federal and non-profit resources available to help victims, first responders and communities recover from mass violence incidents.

  • Allison Turkel J.D., Deputy Director, Federal, International and Tribal Division, Office for Victims of Crime
  • Diane Alexander, Special Initiatives Manager, Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center
  • Juan Salinas,Director of Social Services, The Salvation Army, Southern Nevada
3:45–5:15 p.m.
Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty: Officer Natalie Corona, Davis Police Department, California

The death of Officer Natalie Corona on January 10, 2019 had a tremendous impact not only on family, friends and fellow officers, but on the community at large. Learn how service providers responded to this tragic loss and about the recovery process.

  • Paul Doroshov, Deputy Police Chief, Davis Police Department
  • Laura Valdes, Chief, Victim Services, Yolo County District Attorney’s Office
  • Merced Corona, Father of Officer Natalie Corona

Day 3 —

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

7:30–8:15 a.m.
8:15–8:30 a.m.
Welcome Back — Chief Carmichael and Anita Ahuja
8:30–10:00 a.m.
Virginia Tech Long-Term Recovery

During this session, a family member of a deceased victim will speak about their recovery, their experiences, challenges, lessons learned and key elements that contributed to their healing. Information regarding the establishment of a foundation and support groups will be discussed.

  • Joseph Samaha, President, VTV Family Outreach Foundation and Father of Reema Samaha, Virginia Tech Victim
10:00–10:15 a.m.
10:15–11:45 a.m.
September 11th Long Term Recovery

This session will cover best practices in working with victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks, challenges and lessons learned and the impact of this work on service providers. Long term recovery strategies, including mental health treatment, will be discussed and two specific organizations established in New York to assist with recovery will be highlighted.

  • Dr. April Naturale, Statewide Program Director, Project Liberty, New York 9/11 Response
  • Sallie Lynch, Senior Program & Development Consultant Tuesday's Children, New York
  • Esteban Silva, September 11th Survivor, World Trade Center
11:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Lunch with Keynote Speaker — Mumbai Terrorist Attacks Hemant Oberoi, Executive Chief and Survivor, Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai

Over the course of four days in 2008, a horrific coordinated terrorist attack took place in Mumbai, India. Multiple locations around the city were attacked including the Taj Mahal Hotel, where hundreds of hostages were taken. 167 people were killed, including many foreigners.

Despite having an opportunity to leave, the Executive Chef of the hotel, Hemant Oberoi, remained in the hotel. His commitment to caring for his hotel guests took priority over everything else. He suffered extreme loss during what have come to be known as the attacks of 26-11-08, and his story is documented in the recently released film Hotel Mumbai.

1:30–3:00 p.m.
Mass Violence at Places of Worship – Long-Term Recovery

During this session, responders to mass violence incidents at places of worship in South Carolina and Texas will discuss their experiences with the victims of these tragedies. Presentations will include best practices, challenges, lesson learned and personal reflections.

  • AME Church Shooting, Charleston, South Carolina: Alyssa Rheingold, Ph.D. Professor, Director of Clinical Operations, National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina
  • First Baptist Church Shooting, Sutherland Springs, Texas: Mary Beth Fisk, Executive Director/CEO, The Ecumenical Center for Education, Counseling, Health
3:00–3:15 p.m.
Support Companions – A Special Tribute
Paige Allmendinger, MSW, Supervisor, Critical Events Unit, San Francisco District Attorney's Office
3:15–3:45 p.m.
Closing Presentation