8th Annual Crime Victim Conference Slated for April 8th and 9th

By: KBTX News Email
By: KBTX News Email

BRYAN, Texas -- The 8th Annual Every Victim, Every Time (EVET) Crime Victim Conference will be held April 8-9, 2014 at the Brazos County Expo Center in Bryan. Attendees of this long-standing conference include crime victim advocates, law enforcement officials, criminal justice staff, social workers, childcare staff, mental health professionals, medical professionals, educators and the community-at-large.

“This year is our biggest year so far, with more than 600 people already registered,” said EVET Chairperson Melissa Carter. “We are incredibly excited to bring keynote speakers Mark Yarbrough and Nicholas Stein to the Brazos Valley.”

Yarbrough, a retired Lamb County District Attorney and author, will provide a motivational keynote address on “burnout” during the luncheon on April 8th. Stein, executive producer of National Geographic Channel’s Border Wars, will share “war stories” from the borders – from ruthless drug cartel dealers and their “mules” to the suffering of immigrants, police personnel and all of the unknown victims. Stein will present his keynote at the luncheon on April 9th.

Registration for EVET 2014 will remain open up to and throughout the conference. The fee is $50 per person, and includes training and lunch on both days. CEUs are offered through the Texas State Board of Professional Counselors, Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, Texas State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist, Texas State Board of Chemical Dependency Counselors, State Bar of Texas and Texas Law Enforcement Officers.

In addition to the conference, Stein will present “Why Should We Care: Lessons from the Border” at EVET’s Legacy Dinner and Brian Bachmann Scholarship Award Ceremony. Tickets for the event, which will be held at 6 p.m. on April 8th at Pebble Creek Country Club in College Station, are available for $30 per person or $200 for a table of eight (8).

Registration for the conference and Legacy Dinner tickets are available online.


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