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15th Pathways for Victims Conference

December 2 – 4, 2019
Hershey Lodge & Convention Center
University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

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Welcome

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency's Office of Victims' Services is pleased to invite you to the 15th Pathways for Victim Services Conference.  The conference will be held December 2 – 4, 2019, at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center in Hershey, PA.

This three-day conference will provide an opportunity for more than 300 victim service providers and allied professionals to enhance their skills, network, and rejuvenate. We will focus on promising practices and programs throughout Pennsylvania and the nation. Join us for national keynote speakers, informative workshops, and the presentation of the Governor's Victim Service Pathfinder Awards.

Who Should Attend?

We welcome participants in all aspects of victim services—community-based victim advocates, victim-witness coordinators, prevention educators, survivors, probation officers, adult and juvenile court personnel, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, social workers, and health care providers.

This conference is NOT limited to only Pennsylvania residents. Persons from all states are welcome to attend, however, out of state registrations will only be open upon availability from October 15 – November 8, 2019.

More information will be added to this Web site as it becomes available. We encourage you to bookmark this site and share this information with your colleagues.

Agenda

The general conference schedule is provided below. Click here for a complete list of workshops and their descriptions at the Workshop Sessions Web page.

Monday, December 2, 2019

9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.                                Registration

11:15 a.m.-11:30 p.m.                                 Welcome/Opening

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                            Buffet Lunch

12:00-1:30 p.m.                                         Keynote Speaker: Tonier Cain

2:00-5:15 p.m.                                           Workshops

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

7:00-8:30 a.m.                                        Breakfast

8:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.                              Workshops

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.                          Lunch Buffet

12:45 - 2:45 p.m.                                    Keynote Speaker TBD/Pathfinder Awards

3:00-4:30 p.m.                                      Workshops

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.                                    Plenary Session: Jennifer Storm, Victim  Advocate  of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

8:00-9:00 a.m.                                      Breakfast

9:00-10:30 a.m.                                      Keynote Speaker:  Lisa Mills

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                            Workshops

Featured Speakers

Tonier Cain
Jennifer Storm
Lisa Mills

How to register

Advance registration is essential for effective planning. You can register by clicking here.

Deadline

All registrations must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on November 8, 2019.

Fee

There is no registration fee.  However, there is a $150 "no show" fee that will be incurred if you register for the conference and do not attend or if you cancel after November 25, 2019. 

Cancellation

Conference cancellations must occur on or before November 25, 2019.  If you need to cancel your conference registration, please contact Greg Savage at (717) 265-8721 or gsavage@pa.gov.   (Please note that you must contact Hershey Lodge & Convention Center directly to cancel hotel reservations.)

Accommodations

Hershey Lodge & Convention Center
Rates: $129.00 single, double, triple and quad occupancy
Phone: 1-855-729-3108

Identify yourself as part of the PENNSYLVANIA COMMISSION ON CRIME AND DELINQUENCY group to receive the discounted hotel rate.

A limited number of rooms have been set aside at the hotel. Reservations should be made at least thirty days prior to the start of the conference.

Location

The conference will be held at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center, Hershey, PA.  Pennsylvania's Largest Convention Resort, Hershey Lodge is a warm and welcoming state-of-the-art meetings venue with unsurpassed convention services and more than 100,000 sq ft of flexible meeting space. At Hershey Lodge, everything is designed to make your meeting easy, exciting, and extremely successful.  Hershey Lodge contains 665 guest rooms, 100,000 sq ft of flexible meeting space, 35 meeting rooms that can accommodate 10-2,000 people; the largest meeting space is 32,000 sq ft, and on-site Audio/Visual services. 

Hershey Lodge is also one of The Official Resorts of Hersheypark, alongside The Hotel Hershey and Hersheypark Camping Resort. Guests to each of our resorts enjoy the value, convenience, and special access of our FREE resort benefits; which can include:

Hershey is inspired by one of America's original success stories. It was here that Milton S. Hershey opened the world's first modern chocolate factory in 1905. Wanting to give something back to the community, he built a "model town" to provide his employees and their families with an attractive and comfortable place to live, work, and play.

Today, Hersheypark, ZooAmerica, the Milton Hershey School, and more are lasting testaments to Mr. Hershey's legacy and vision.

Hershey Lodge & Convention Center
325 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: 717.533. 3311 or 844.330-1802 Fax: 717.533.9642

Travel

Driving Directions:  
https://www.google.com/maps?saddr=Current+Location&daddr=Hershey+Lodge,325+University+Drive,Hershey,PA

Airports:
Harrisburg International Airport

Courtesy Car Info: Complimentary Airport Transportation (Arrangements must be made prior to arrival)

PCCD Victim Service Provider Training Hours

This conference is approved for approximately 12 hours of training to help fulfill the annual training requirement as stated in the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency's Consolidated Victim Service Program Standards.

Continuing Education Units

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available through the Pennsylvania Department of State (DOS).  If interested in obtaining CEUs, conference attendees must submit course description, list of measurable goals/objectives, and detailed time schedule outlining the amount of time spend on each topic/objective.  This information must be submitted to DOS one day prior to the course. 

We hope to see you at the 15th Pathways for Victims Conference.  If you have any questions, please contact Nick Hartman at (717) 265-8732 of nihartman@pa.gov.