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The 21st Annual Southern States Victim Assistance Virtual Training Conference (Virtual-WebEx)

September 10 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The 21st Annual Southern States Victim Assistance Virtual Training Conference

Wellness | Resilience | Hope

Hosted by:
United States Attorneys for the
Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina

Sponsored by:

United States Attorney’s Offices for the Southern Region
Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and The District of Virgin Islands U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime

Schedule is listed below and subject to change

Thursday, September 10, 2020

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1:00 – 1:05 p.m.

U.S. Attorney Opening Remarks and Introduction of Plenary Speaker Honorable Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney Eastern District of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

1:05 – 2:05 p.m.

Featured Plenary: A Multi-faceted Approach to Resilience Building and Wellness for Victim Services Professionals
Deborah Richardson, Clinical Services Coordinator FBI Victim Services Division, Washington, DC; Kory Williford, Victim Specialist, FBI, Raleigh, NC

2:05 – 2:20 p.m.

Break

2:20 – 2:25 p.m.

U.S. Attorney Remarks and Introduction of Plenary Speaker

Honorable Matthew G. T. Martin, United States Attorney Middle District of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

2:25 – 3:30 pm

Featured Plenary: Tearing down Walls: Building a Strong Diverse, Inclusive, Equitable Response for All Victims

Aurelia Sands Belle, Research Instructor, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

3:30 – 3:45 pm

Break

3:45 – 3:50 pm

U.S. Attorney Remarks and Introduction of Plenary Speaker

R. Andrew Murray, United States Attorney Western District of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

3:50 – 4:55 pm

Featured Plenary: Faith, Hope and Healing After a Life Altering Event

Dr. D. Fredrica Brooks-Davis, Executive Director of the Restoration Center, Inc. Largo, MD

4:55 – 5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Brian Meyers, Executive United States Attorney Eastern District of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC