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Registration for the 2023 Conference is open!



Monday, May 22 through Thursday, May 25


The Conference is held at the Sheraton Downtown Dallas

Sheraton Dallas Hotel
400 North Olive Street
Dallas, TX 75201


Early Check-in opens Sunday, May 21st beginning at 4:00pm – 8:00pm on the 2nd floor of the Conference Center at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel

Regular check-in opens Monday, May 22nd beginning at 7:00am on the 2nd floor of the Conference Center at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel


Early Bird Registration: $595 (ends Friday, March 24, 2023)

Regular Registration: $650

Preconference Only Registration: $195

Preconference when added to CCAW Registration: $175

Group Rate: Groups of 5 or more will get $25 off per person. This discount will automatically apply in registration.


Registration includes continental breakfast Monday through Thursday. Lunch and dinner are on your own.


We accept credit card, check, or purchase order for conference registration. You must register by April 14, 2023 if you want to pay with a check or purchase order. After that day, we only accept credit card as form of payment. Checks must be postmarked by April 7, 2023 to receive early bird pricing OR by April 28, 2023 for regular pricing. Purchase Orders must be emailed to by April 28th, 2023 to be valid. If your check is postmarked later than the April 28th deadline, or your Purchase Order is not emailed by April 28th, you will have to pay in full by credit card or your registration will be cancelled and you will be charged a $100 cancellation fee.


How to Stop a Serial Killer: Finding Opportunities for Homicide Prevention

When: Sunday, May 21st, 2023 8:30am-4:30pm

Presented by RESPOND, a collaborative alliance applying forward-thinking approaches to create sustainable change.

Sexually sadistic serial killers regularly utilize asphyxiation to control, torture and kill women. Because they typically target strangers and pose a serious risk to the community, they are sensationalized and prioritized by the media. However, most crimes against women are committed by a person they know or trust. These are often presented as “isolated incidents” and treated with less urgency. Yet, serial offenders frequently have a similar history of violence and sexual abuse toward their partners and acquaintances. This unique, interactive course follows the escalation of a violent offender over time and gives every practitioner the opportunity to play a role in stopping a killer in their tracks!

For more info on Preconference: Click Here

OVW Funding

If you receive funds from the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), you may be eligible to use them to attend the Conference.

2023 grantees from the following programs are approved to attend CCAW this year:

  • Legal Assistance (LAV)
  • Rural
  • Sexual Assault – Culturally Specific (SAS-CSP)
  • Consolidated Youth (CYEM)
  • End Abuse in Later Life (ALL)
  • Support Families (JFF)
  • Campus
  • Under Served Populations
  • Culturally Specific Sources
  • Disabilities
  • Improving Criminal Justice Responses (ICJR)
  • Transitional Housing
  • STOP
  • Sexual Assault Formula Grant
  • State Coalitions
  • *All Tribal Programs

All Programs:

Grantees from the LAV program can be invited to attend the conference and do not have to submit a GAM or obtain permission from their program manager.

Grantees from ALL, Campus, CYEM, Disability, ICJR, JFF, Rural,  SAS Culturally Specific Program (SAS CSP), Culturally Specific Services Program (CSSP), SASP, State Coalitions, STOP, Transitional Housing, and Underserved programs have conditionally approved their grantees to attend this conference. Grantees are required to submit a GAM to get approval specific to their awards. Grantees must receive approval from their program specialists before they commit or expend any funds related to attending this conference.

The reference number for this conference is OVW-2023-MU-015 This number must be used by grantees when requesting approval to attend the conference. This approval and assigned reference number is for this conference only.

Tribal Programs:

Per Sherriann Moore, OVW Deputy Director for Tribal Affairs, Tribal Governments Program, Tribal Jurisdictions Program, Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program, and Tribal Coalitions Program grantees are authorized to support registration and travel costs for up to three (3) tribal leaders or tribal representatives to attend the 2023 Conference on Crimes Against Women, utilizing grant funds, without seeking additional specific authorization from their OVW grant managers though submission of a Grant Award Modification (GAM) in JustGrants. If a tribal grantee requests to cover costs for more than 3 tribal attendees, please contact your OVW Tribal Grant Management Specialist for approval. Grantees should ensure sufficient travel funds are available in their approved grant award budget to cover these costs, including funds available for other grantee required annual travel. Grantees should keep a copy of this notice in their grant file for audit purposes.

International Attendees Info

The Conference on Crimes Against Women is proud to welcome international attendees! (Please note: The Conference does not provide letters of invitation.)

In addition to the United States, we have had professionals join us from countries around the globe, including:

United States
Cayman Islands
Puerto Rico
South Korea
Trinidad & Tobago

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