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About CCAW


The mission of the Conference on Crimes Against Women (CCAW) is to provide a national forum to disseminate the highest level of training, information and strategies to professionals who are responders and advocates to victims of the many and varied forms of crimes against women including domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault and strangulation.

Who Should Attend

  • Educators and administrators
  • Emergency telecommunicators
  • Faith leaders
  • Family attorneys
  • Investigators
  • Judges
  • Law enforcement at the local, state and federal levels
  • Probation and parole officers
  • Prosecutors
  • SANE and other medical professionals
  • SART Coordinators
  • Service Providers: system advocates, organizational advocates, social workers, counselors and therapists
  • Tribal group members

The Conference is conducted for the sole purpose of providing training to only those people employed by governmental or non-profit agencies, or who work directly with victims of crime.

The management of the Conference reserves the right to refuse admission to any individual who does not meet these criteria.

If you have any questions about whether you qualify to attend this Conference, please contact us at


Created as a partnership between the Dallas Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support, CCAW offers more than 200 workshops, case studies and hands-on computer labs taught by local and national experts who explore the various facets of these heinous crimes and provide the most cutting-edge, relevant and creative tools that attendees can implement in their professions.

Drawing 3,000 annually, CCAW is the only conference that addresses ALL crimes against women with a multidisciplinary focus that encourages a coordinated community response.


The National CCAW Advisory Council supports the mission of the Conference on Crimes Against Women (CCAW) while working with the CCAW team to help expand the reach of the conference and ensure timely and relevant training opportunities for law enforcement, prosecutors, advocates, nurses, campus personnel, and other first responders to the full spectrum of crimes against women.

Pete Angell

FBI, Palm Beach County

Justin Boardman

Boardman Training & Consulting

Jessica Brazeal

New Friends New Life

Kenda Culpepper

Rockwall County District Attorney’s Office

Kaiti Blackburn

Jana’s Campaign

Andrew Fifield

Dallas Police Department

Gretta Gardner

Ujima, Inc.

Julie Germann

Consultant, Finding the Right, Inc.

Ruth Guerreiro

Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support

Monica Igo

Lt., Dallas Police Department – DV Unit

Anne Jackson

McLennan County District Attorney’s Office

Amy Jones

Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center

Rebekah Jones

OVW Tribal Affairs Division

Jan Langbein

Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support

Nicole Matthews

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Center

Kelsey McKay

McKay Training & Consulting

Cassandra Munoz

Franklin County Municipal Court

Kim Nash

University of Colorado Health-Memorial Health System

Julie Owens

Violence Against Women Consultant

Michael Rizzo


Elaina Roberts

NNEDV – Safety Net

Holly Spainhower (Fuhrman)

Senior Associate Attorney Advisor, AEquitas

Leslie Morgan Steiner

Author, Consultant, & Thought Leader

David Thomas

Consultant, Retired Detective

Jerry Varney

Dallas County District Attorney’s Office

Jennifer Waindle

Project Director, Battered Women’s Justice Project

Mark Wynn

Wynn Consulting