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Stop Violence: Emerging Trends & Innovative Strategies

A unique conference focusing on the drivers of crime – such as family violence, mental health issues, gangs and narcotics – using new approaches to prevent and suppress crime including the latest technology, research and successful programming. 

Join us for exciting speakers, workshops, networking opportunities, and informative exhibits.


Emerging trends regarding the drivers of crime

Ways to be proactive and solutions to prevent violence

Best practices for officer and community safety

Innovative strategies dealing with family violence, mental health, gangs, and narcotics

Ways to break the cycle of violence for children who witness violence 

Continuing Education Credit will be provided for TCOLE, LPC, LCDC, and Social Work. 


Tracks include subjects relevant to social services, re-entry, law enforcement, probation, educators, government agencies, community organizations, and mental health professionals.


• U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas
• One Safe Place
• Challenge of Tarrant County
• Texas Offenders Re-entry Initiative (TORI) program
• Youth Advocate Program, Inc.
• Operation Blue Shield
• Dallas ISD Police Department
• Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.
• Tarrant County MHMR

For more information, contact Dow Croyle at 214-659-8660 or, or Brenda O’Quin at 817-502-7113 or

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dates / cost

Dates: September 19 – 21

September 19 – 12:30PM – 5:00PM

September 20 – 8:30AM – 5:00PM

September 21 – 8:30AM – 12:00PM

TCOLE, LPC, LCDC, and Social Work CEU's are available


$250 Before August 29, 2017 

$300 After August 29, 2017

Registration closes September 15, 2017
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keynote speaker

Maryam Ali

Gang Prevention Director, Social Worker,
Author Daughter of the late Muhammad Ali 


Join us as Maryum shares the ups and downs of her journey that took her from comedy and music to the gang-filled neighborhoods of Los Angeles. She now dedicates herself to improving the lives of children, working hands on to improve outcomes for youth. She also spent 60 days undercover in an Indiana Prison with the mission of giving the county sheriff recommendations on ways to reform the jail.

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Workshops & Speakers

  • The Opioid Epidemic – Dr. Don Teater, Family Physician and Medical Advisor for the National Safety Council.
  • Building Hope and Resiliency in Children Who Witness Violence – Ken Shetter, President of One Safe Place.
  • Trauma Informed Policing – Inspector Altovise Love-Craighead, Philadelphia Police Department
  • America’s Appetite for Drugs – Robert Stutman, 25 years with NYC DEA and Judge Jodi Switalski, a former Detroit Metro Prosecutor
  • A Community Approach to Addressing Intergenerational Gang and Criminal Involvement – Gary Ivory, Southwest President of Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. and Minister
  • Dark Net, Deep Net – Officer Will Margolis, FWPD Academy Instructor, Dark Net, Police Ethics.
  • Understanding Mental Health Cases – Ronnie Hall, Assistant District Attorney, Tarrant County.
  • Drugs, Gangs and the Cartel Connection and  the Power of Forgiveness – Dr. Al Valdez, Director of the Public Policy Laboratory, professor for the school of Social Science, University California, Irvine, and retired gang investigator.
  • Predicative Analysis for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment – Dr. Michael Bachmann, Professor of Criminal Justice, Texas Christian University.
  • Healing the Addicted Brain – Dr. Harold C. Urshel III, Author and Co-founder and Chief Medical Strategist for Enterhealth.
  • Lethality of Domestic Violence – Mike Carroll, Retired Homicide Detective, Fort Worth Police Department and In-house Trainer for One Safe Place.
  • The Effect of Pornography on Mental Health and Violence – Sean Braun, counselor specializing in the treatment of sex offenders, PSY Services.
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adult Crimes – Dr. Dyann Daley, pediatrician and child abuse prevention specialist.
  • From Prison to Law School – Ms. Lynn Burke, Owner of Burke’s Law.
  • Human Trafficking, A Case Study – John Kochan, Special Agent, Homeland Security Investigations.
  • Gang Trends: A Legacy of Violence – Michael Dovik, DISD Gang Supervisor, and FWPD Speaker TBA.
  • Intimate Partner Violence – Allenna Bangs, Tarrant County Assistant District Attorney.
  • Prison Gangs and How They Impact Law Enforcement and the Community – Robert Grant, Threat Assessment Division, Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
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hotel info

Hilton Hotel

815 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102 

Telephone: 817-870-2100

Special Hotel Rate: $169 

Limited number of government rate rooms available. Contact hotel directly.
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