2017 Victim Rights Conference - Keynote Speaker and Workshop Presenter

The Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) presents the 2017 Victim Rights Conference. Michael Patrick MacDonald will be:

  • giving the Keynote Presentation at 10:10am,
  • offering The Rest of the Story: Using Writing and Storytelling to Transform Trauma to Voice and Agency at 11:15am and 2:15pm, and
  • signing books from 1:30pm to 2:15pm.
     

CONFERENCE AGENDA

8:15am - 9:00am: Check-in and Continental Breakfast

9:00am - 10:10am: Morning Program
Call to Order and Welcome: Attorney General Maura Healey, VWAB Chair
Opening Remarks: Liam T. Lowney, MOVA Executive Director
Victim & Witness Assistance Board Presentation of Awards
Special Recognition Award for Activism – Patty Quatieri
Advocate of the Year Award – Karen Fabrizio & Lori Killoran
Length of Service Recognition

10:10am - 10:45am Keynote Speaker – Michael Patrick MacDonald

10:45am - 11:15am: Exhibit Table Break Victim & Witness Assistance Board meeting

11:15am - 12:30pm: Workshop Session 1 (choose one)

  • The Rest of the Story: Using Writing and Storytelling to Transform Trauma to Voice and Agency
  • Economic Recovery After Crime: Money School for Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence  
  • Sexual Assault & Self-Advocacy: How Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities are Addressing Sexual Assault in their Communities         
  • VOCA: Crime Victims Fund-amentals

12:30pm - 2:15pm: Lunch - On your own, light refreshments will be served

1:30pm – 2:15pm: Book Signing with Michael Patrick MacDonald (books available for purchase)

2:15pm - 3:30pm: Workshop Session 2 (choose one)

  • The Rest of the Story: Using Writing and Storytelling to Transform Trauma to Voice and Agency
  • Economic Recovery After Crime: Money School for Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence           
  • Sexual Assault & Self-Advocacy: How Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities are Addressing Sexual Assault in their Communities         
  • VOCA: Crime Victims Fund-amentals

3:30pm: Conference Adjourns