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Stop Violence is 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 Opportunity’s and Informative Exhibits.


Speaker: Maryum Ali
Gang Prevention Director, Social Worker, Author, & Oldest 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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Dates: September 19 - 21

September 19 – 12:30pm - 5:00pm
September 20 – 8:30am - 5:00pm
September 21 – 8:30am - 12:00pm 

$250 Before August 29, 2017 
$300 After August 29, 2017 
Registration Closes September 15, 2017 

Hilton Hotel Fort Worth
815 Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas
Telephone: 817 870-2100
Rates: $169 Per Night
(Limited number of government rate rooms available. 
Please contact hotel directly for more information)

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Who Should Attend?

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

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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, andretired 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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Hosted by

One Safe Place; U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas Texas Offender Reentry Initiative (TORI) Tarrant County Challenge MHMR of Tarrant County Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office Operation Blue Shield Dallas ISD Police Department Tarrant County Juvenile Services Fort Worth, Inc.

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