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​2019 Pathways for Victim Services

"Stronger Together"

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency's Office of Victims' Services is very excited about the upcoming Pathways Conference, and looks forward to seeing you there. The conference will be held at the Hershey Lodge on December 2nd – December 4th, 2019.

Now Accepting Workshop Proposals for 2019

Do you have a desire to teach others? Have you conducted a victim services-related research project, and are looking for a venue to share your results? Have you implemented a new program, and are wanting to share your success with others? We are seeking professionals who have not only developed worthwhile programs, but whom also have a successful track record in demonstrating those programs, to submit workshop proposals.

This year's theme is "Stronger Together," and we are seeking workshops proposals that facilitate cross-systems programs, community partnerships, and that are leveraging local, and state government allied professional to better address the needs of victims of crime.

Panel discussions with broad representation are strongly encouraged.

We are also seeking workshops whose primary aim is to put another tool in the victim advocate's toolbox, and are requesting that workshop proposals include, when applicable, forms, assessment tools, templates for Excel document, or other resources that facilitate either service delivery, or program analysis.

The following priority topics for the 2019 Pathways Conference will be given preference in the selection process. The priority areas are as followed:

  • Human Trafficking
  • Substance Abuse
  • Working with Trauma
  • Restorative Justice

The priority areas established by the Victim Services Advisory Committee will also be given preference. The priority areas are as followed:

  • Emergency Shelter/Housing
  • Telehealth Services
  • Transportation
  • Elderly Victims of Crime
  • LGBTQ
  • People of Color
  • Victims with Disabilities
  • Immigrants
  • Limited English Proficiency
  • Victims of Financial Crimes
  • Children and the Homeless

Click here to submit the workshop proposal. The deadline for submission is May 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm.

If you have any questions regarding the conference, or workshop proposal process, please feel free to contact:
Ross Pelusi, Criminal Justice Specialist
rpelusi@pa.gov
717-265-8713